debian speakup installation problems

hank hank at
Thu Oct 7 01:36:46 EDT 2004

hello I have the following system I am trying to get debian on.
p4 2.4 ghz
debian cd iso downloaded off of speakup site
the sarge
my 2 synthisizers I have access to is 1 echo pc external and 2 a keynote 
external synth think its keynote sa or something like that.
when I type in linux speakup_synth=bnx for the echo supposively the echo 
works with drivers for bns the normal choose language screen comes up
any ideas why the thing isn't working?
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: locking up

> You're not going to mess anything up by becoming an ordinary user. But,
> perhaps you don't have accessibility installed and adapting that could
> take you into a thicket--arguably.
> So, the Fry's box is a good bet. If you want to look at Fedora, look at
> the Speakup Modified Fedora Distribution:
> We have a installation HOWTO there:
> The idea is that the installation process, as well as the result, is
> speech enabled with Speakup.
> One can also, of course, do this with Slack or Debian or Gentoo--but no
> installation HOWTO, so you might want to look at ours even if you
> install one of the other distributions.
> Butch Bussen writes:
>> Actually, I plan on installing a Linux box just to run on its own, but
>> this one is operational, and I'm afraid to mess with it for fear of
>> breaking something that is working.  f y i, i r l p is internet radio
>> linking project and is used by ham radio people to tie repeater systems
>> and so forth together via the internet.  All of the supporting software 
>> is
>> done in Linux.  Some of it, as I understand, is specialized code.
>> Actually, I picked up a cheap computer at Fries last week end.  It has
>> some offbrand of a gui Linux on it I've never heard of, so plan on 
>> blowing
>> all that away and installing fedora or possibly slackware.  I looked
>> around slackware's page and didn't really see anything about speech.
>> Anyhow, that is where I am at the moment.
>> 73s
>> Butch Bussen
>> wa0vjr
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> -- 
> Janina Sajka, Chair
> Accessibility Workgroup
> Free Standards Group (FSG)
> janina at Phone: +1 202.494.7040
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