Hi, list. I tried doing the following with absolutely no success. echo 9 >/proc/speakup/punc_level echo 9 >/proc/speakup/punc_all I have even tried the rate settings by doing something like: echo 7 >/proc/speakup/rate Thus far nothing is working. Speakup won't set to whatever I do. Any suggestions? How in heck does one get Speakup set and change voice settings? Thanks.