Speakup for linux info wanted

Laura Eaves leaves1 at carolina.rr.com
Tue Feb 15 01:28:43 EST 2005

Marvin --
i think it is better to use a hardware synth for speakup, as then you can 
hear more of the boot process, before the sound card driver gets loaded.
Building speakup with the software synth makes the kernel bigger and your 
system slower, as the synth has to be compiled into the kernel along with 
If you can get an old doubletalk or even a more expensive dectalk or 
whatever, then you could even use it on other systems if you need to.
But you need a synth that is able to plug into a serial port, not USB.  I 
think the USB output is not yet supported.
Go to the speakup page and you will find links to all the various linux 
versions -- binaries and source -- and you will also find links to synths 
that work with speakup.
Here are some links I saved in my favorites:


The last link is to the Fedora Core linux with speakup, which is the one I 
have chosen to use first.
But you can find links to other linux distributions: Debian, slackware, etc.
Good luck.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marvin Hunkin" <marvkin at hotmail.com>
To: <speakup at speech.braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:56 AM
Subject: Speakup for linux info wanted

will be taking a class in hardware stuff and to install operating systems at
my college.
so looking to install speakup for linux.
could you tell me where i can get it from, how to install it, what software
synths to download, how to use it, and how to configure it.
please let me know.
cheers Marvin.

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