error compiling speakup 1.0 into Linux 2.2.16

Jacob Schmude jacobs at
Sun Nov 18 01:35:06 EST 2001

    Speakup 1.00 requires at least 2.2.18 or a 2.4 kernel. 2.2.16 is out of the question, especially the RH boxed ones. Get a clean 2.2.19 tree (or 2.4 if you want) and try again.

On Sun, Nov 18, 2001 at 12:52:13AM -0500, Dave Hunt wrote:
> I'm running Redhat Linux 7.0, with the out-of-the-box kernel 2.2.16.  my
> running of the install script in the kernel source dipectory appears to
> work correctly.  To configure the kernel, I did "make oldconfig", and
> answered the questions on speakup.  My synthesizer of choice is the
> braillenspeak.  I select this, and no other synthesizers.  When the
> configurator asks for the default synth, I enter "bns", even though this
> is only a three-letter string (it wants 4-6).  Should I enter something
> else?  The "make dep" step goes ok.  The "make modules" generates some
> warnings, but no errors.  The "make modules_install" goes apparently
> well.  Now, I want to make only a floppy version of this kernel, so, I do
> "make zdisk".  This fails with an error--something like "undefined
> reference to speakup-control".  

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