correct keyboard selection.

Janina Sajka janina at
Sat Dec 21 14:46:29 EST 2002

Hi, Mark:

The Speakup keyboard is correct. Are you saying you select that and
still don't have screen review on the numeric keypad?

Do you have the installation HOWTO from:

PS: Ignore all the iso and floppy images--and all the Red Hat manual
links in this doc. I need to update those for Red Hat 8, which is indeed
the current and correct choice vis a vis this HOWTO.

PPS: Until the Speakup map is loaded, you will not have screen review.
Be ware. There is a bug in one of the libraries that causes the cursor
to appear to be on the selection ;immediately beyond the actual one that
it's on in several of the installation screens. If unsure, double-check
the attributes with NumericKeypad/Insert+Period. The color combination
you get should accurately provide the true highlighted item.

Mark Rew writes:
> From: "Mark Rew" <mark.rew at>
> Hi group,
> Which keyboard do I need to select for RedHat version 8?  I'm starting SpeakUp
> with the command:
> text speakup_synth=DTLK
> This command causes speakup to speak while I'm installing my Linux.  But, I'm
> 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 I
> think, "speakup lt."  The hardware is a Pentium 2 CPU, and a Windows style
> keyboard.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Mark Rew
> e-mail: mark.rew at
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				Janina Sajka, Director
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