calling all dectalk users

Didier Spaier didier at
Thu May 14 15:48:25 EDT 2020

Hi Karen,

Slint is not provided as a live CD, sorry.

But you still can start the installer without actually installing (not
touching any drive) to at least check that you do have speech after the
installer has started.

Instructions for installation are here:
But you just need to download the ISO:
The associated md5 checksum allow to check the integrity of the ISO!
then write it on DVD or an USB stick.

Information about Slint accessibility:
Read just the part A Installation.

Indeed plug in and switch on the synthesizer before booting the installer!

If you don't want to actually install don't go further than logging in
when asked to.

I'd be interested to know if your DecTalk worked. If it did you
shouldn't have any issue using it in an installed Slint system.

Le 14/05/2020 à 21:12, Karen Lewellen a écrit :
> I was told  that only free speech sources  are the default meaning that dectalk had to be selected  after  an install attempt.
> Given software speech  causes severe dizziness due to an auditory processing  condition I was not going to gamble.
> What is the source of the dectalk  in this edition, it must be live, and where can one download the live cd?
> On Thu, 14 May 2020, Didier Spaier wrote:
>> Which Linux did you try?
>> Slint can be installed with a dectalk.
>> The installer starts talking using speakup a few seconds after booting.
>> Cheers,
>> Didier
>> Le 14/05/2020 à 16:24, Karen Lewellen a écrit :
>>> Well, I have a dectalk, but cannot install Linux or speakup  because the
>>>  Dectalk is not a default voice option.
>>> Just sharing in case you hear from no one else.
>>> On Wed, 13 May 2020, Gregory Nowak wrote:
>>>> Hi all.
>>>> Just wanted to follow up. Can someone with a dectalk and who is
>>>> comfortable writing and reading
>>>> /sys/accessibility/speakup/synth_direct try the tests Samuel asked
>>>> for, and report back with the results:
>>>> <>
>>>> I don't have a dectalk myself. If nobody here reports back, there is
>>>> one person who isn't on this list as far as I know, but has a dectalk
>>>> that I can ask if he could report back.
>>>> Greg

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