How do I get speakup and brltty to live happily on the same system with hardware synthesis

John covici covici at
Wed Feb 16 13:39:50 EST 2005

You can certainly let speakup load and in your init scripts test if
the synthesizer is none because it was not found and then do something
if this is true -- is this about what you want?  I do something like
this on my laptop where I may or may not have a serial synth -- if I
don't I run software speech using speakup.

on Wednesday 02/16/2005 Sean McMahon(smcmahon at wrote
 > Ignore the obvious question, No I don't want them running of the same synthesis
 > at exactly the same time.  What I'm trying to develop is a system where one boot
 > option loads speakup with a bns and another loads brltty and would allow the
 > inclusion of software speech via emacspeak upon login.  The problem is that
 > brltty loads at somepoint before login, so I'd have to change the way the init
 > scripts work.  Is it possible to change the startup scripts to say if a device
 > is connected to and active on the serial port then don't load brltty else load
 > brltty?  Will I have to specifically change the init scripts if I configure
 > brltty with one braille display like the alva satellite then configure speech in
 > speakup to work off of a bns?  This system only has one serial port.Where else
 > should I be looking for info?
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