Speakup Keypad Slowness with Install Discs

Zachary Z_kline at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 30 13:55:23 EDT 2004

Exactly.  I have been using the ISO's for various distributions to do things 
like examine the ISO, get familiar with the way SpeakUP works with whatever 
programs are available on the ISO or on Linux in general, etc.
I have not performed an installation yet, so the ISO should not have been 
modified.  I've saved nothing, merely looked around each CD to see how 
SpeakUP handled it.  Of course, I only have one CDRW, so I've been reusing 
that when I want to take a look at another ISO.
The system currently runs Windows XP SP2, it is some sort of Dell, I 
As for the specific ISO's, here is the information:
The slackware-10.0-install-d1.iso file from ftp.linux-speakup.org
The install-ix86-universal-2004.2.iso file from www.gentoo.org, which 
includes SpeakUP.
It does not matter which ISO I have on the CDRW, the keypad still responds 
extremely slowly, in fact, the entire keyboard does.
The strange part of this is that it worked perfectly well a few days ago.  I 
do not understand what has gone wrong, I have made no hardware additions, 
nor done anything with Windows drivers, which I don't believe would 
contribute to this anyway.
I've not fooled around with the BIOS, either.
This is the situation, as it appears to me right now.  I'll do a test run of 
one of the ISO's to see what happens today.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at rednote.net>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: Speakup Keypad Slowness with Install Discs

>I am befuddled by this report. What do you mean "suddenly stopped?" I
> would think you only use an installation ISO image to burn a CDR so that
> you can boot to it and perform an installation.
> What, exactly, are you up to? On what system? With what ISO images
> exactly? And, what is the state of your numlock key?
> Zachary writes:
>> Hi,
>> For some indefinable reason, my Linux install ISO's with speakup have 
>> begun
>> to exhibit signs of what I can only call Keypad Slowness.  The numeric
>> keypad, which is essential to most all commands, has stopped working
>> correctly.  It basically refuses to respond when I give a command.
>> This is happening with ISO's that I have used successfully before.
>> Slackware, Debian, and even Gentoo.  I have made no significant hardware
>> changes, nor have I modified the ISO's/.
>> Should I try something like doing a full erase of my cdrw disc?  Or is 
>> that
>> not the issue?
>> By the way, when I say slowly, I mean really slowly.  Try 10 seconds, or
>> not at all, for instance.
>> Thanks,
>> Zack
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