correct keyboard selection.

Glenn Ervin GlennErvin at
Sat Dec 21 11:48:26 EST 2002

Hi Mark,
I am still trying to get RedHat installed as the installation program for
RedHat 8.0 does the same double speaking for me, with my dectalk
It is impossible to know which choice you have made, and I have to fDisk a
hard drive to install Linux, and even the sighted assistance I have used is
not totally sure which drive is actually selected.
But the strange thing is that when I was using an install program from a
previous version of Linux, it spoke just fine with my synthesizer, but I was
unable to complete the install, as the install program did not match the
Perhaps it is the DECtalk synthesizer, and maybe we need to wait for someone
to re-compile the install program or the DECtalk portion of SpeakUp.
But your start up line seems correct:
Here is what works for me:
text speakup_synth=dectlk

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Rew" <mark.rew at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 1:13 PM
Subject: correct keyboard selection.

Hi group,

Which keyboard do I need to select for RedHat version 8?  I'm starting
with the command:
text speakup_synth=DTLK
This command causes speakup to speak while I'm installing my Linux.  But,
finding it difficult to know what menu selection I'm on, and I can not even
get into the fields for entering information such as IP address.  I tried
selecting the "speakup" keyboard.  I saw there was another speakup keyboard
think, "speakup lt."  The hardware is a Pentium 2 CPU, and a Windows style

Thanks for any suggestions.
Mark Rew
e-mail: mark.rew at

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