Speakup 1.5 Oddness
steve at holmesgrown.com
Mon Feb 28 10:29:06 EST 2005
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Yeah, rebooting is a drag in linux. Not for technical reasons but it
hurts our pride. My mail server has been up for 138 days and
counting! Could you imagine a windows machine running for that long?:)
On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 06:57:42PM -0600, Luke Davis wrote:
> Oh, and I have been running long DOSEmu sessions, some times two at a
> time, on this 200 MHZ machine. Wonder if that could have any connection?
> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, Gregory Nowak wrote:
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> >I'd say reboot the box. I've seen weirdness before with uptimes as
> >long as yours, and it all went away after a reboot.
> >On Fri, Feb 25, 2005 at 05:27:09PM -0600, Luke Davis wrote:
> >>Kernel: 2.4.21
> >>Speakup: 1.5
> >>Synth: DEC Express
> >>Uptime: 49 days
> >>I am running 8 consoles, all logged in, running different processes.
> >>TTY1, has just diverged from all other consoles. Its main purpose, has
> >>been an ssh connection to my ISP, running pine, lynx, etc., via screen, on
> >>that system.
> >>In lynx, when I press space to go to the next page, it usually starts
> >>reading that page. Of course, because it's 1.5, it it usually reads
> >>"word", carrage return, "word", as "wordword", if I just let it read the
> >>drawing screen without having it start over after the screen is drawn, but
> >>that is usual.
> >>I noticed, that it had suddenly started pronouncing every single space, as
> >>it drew the screen.
> >>Then too, in pine, when I pressed space to go to another page, it would
> >>say some strange things, such as space, or a character, or something.
> >>Trying to read the full screen, would maybe start with a "space", instead
> >>of "pine 4.62", or what ever it should be.
> >>I left ssh, and back at my shell, tried typing "reset", logging out/in,
> >>and setting speakup back to the defaults I usually use.
> >>No help. When ever I press enter, instead of hearing my shell prompt, I
> >>hear the word "space".
> >>If I switch to another console, and back to tty1, I either hear the
> >>current line (the shell prompt), or the word "space".
> >>I'm probably forgetting a few.
> >>Other ttys are working, and speaking, as they should.
> >>Any thoughts?
> >>Oh, a few times in the last few weeks, that console (tty1), and maybe a
> >>few others, would periodicly stop talking. Switching away from the
> >>malfunctioning console, and switching back, would set things right.
> >> Thanks
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