slackware 8.0

Raul A. Gallegos raul at
Thu Nov 15 11:34:27 EST 2001

Perhaps this will work then.  I think I've got the answers to your

jim bowman said the following on Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 11:17:16AM -0800:
> i finally got a boot disk to work by using the speakup.i file from the
> cdrom , the speakup.i on the speakup website would not work at all.

Perhaps the way the binary downloaded got corrupted.  In any case if you
got it off the cdrom this point is irrelevant.

> i have installed 8.0 and created a boot disk , however it does not
> have the synth installed in it, so although the system will boot  i
> still do not have speech on it.

Sometimes with external synthesizers you have to specify the serial port
to use like this:  speakup_ser=0 so something like this should work.  I
can't remember off hand the litetalk code so if I have it wrong please
excuse.  Since you already have slack installed just edit /etc/lilo.conf
and add this line.

append="speakup_ser=0 speakup_synth=ltlk"

Again I might have the incorrect code for the litetalk but you can find
that easily enough.

Raul A. Gallegos mailto:raul at
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals..  Then
something happened, which unleashed the power of our imagination...
We learned to talk...  Pink Floyd - The Division Bell

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