Setting Dectalk USB to Factory Defaults

Beth Hatch bhatch200 at
Sat Feb 12 15:58:38 EST 2005

Hi all,
I have a very sick and ornery Dectalk USB which needs to be set back to its
factory defaults.  About a month ago, I upgraded the unit to its latest
firmware.  It has been functioning just fine until it stopped working while
I was attempting  a Speakup Linux install on my Linux machine.  I don't know
exactly what happened, but when a sighted colleague started Gnopernicus to
help me fix a configuration problem, the Dectalk started throwing out all
kinds of junk information and now it will no longer work with either my
Windows or Linux machines.  To my knowledge, Gnopernicus doesn't even know
how to talk with the Dectalk USB, but somehow I wonder if it's possible that
it may look for something on the serial port thereby causing Dectalk to
spazz out on me.....
    I've tried upgrading the firmware again twice to no avail.  The Access
Solutions web site and the dectalk USB documentation don't say anything
about how to go back to factory defaults.
    If anyone knows how to do this, I would greatly appreciate your

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