Dectalk external

John McCann lists at
Wed Feb 15 18:57:23 EST 2006


Tyler Spivey answered this question back on September 26th of last year. I 
knew I had saved the post, the text of which appears below.


You can  get the version of the firmware by typing:
echo "[:ver speak]" >/proc/speakup/synth_direct
before you do this, turn off speakup with insert-enter - because you're
writing directly to the synth, and speakup might silence the string if
it speaks the prompt right after.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "ace" <ace at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2006 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: Dectalk external

> How does one check what their version/model is?  All I know is that I
> have a DECTalk Express.
> At 04:23 PM 2/15/2006, you wrote:
>>Ok here is the question when we speak of the dectalk external how far
>>back in firmware do we go.
>>I got a clasic model here version 2.0.  the faq reports that the dectalk
>>external works with speakup.  It says external or express so I am
>>assuming here that we are speaking of the dectalk clasic model also.
>>This device supports indexing while the one x serize does not.
>>Thanks a bundle.
>>jim grimsby
>>msn: jim.grimsby at
>>email:  jimgrims at
>>skype: jim.grimsby
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