Kernel and Speakup Question

Adam Myrow amyrow at
Fri Feb 24 23:42:49 EST 2006

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, ace wrote:

> Also, how does one fix the problem with Speakup not saying words with
> apostrophes properly?  For instance, it says haven t instead of the
> proper pronunciation.  I have a DECTalk Express.  This does not occur
> with Double Talk synthesizers.

Unfortunately, this seems to be a bug that nobody has figured out how to 
fix.  It happens with the Dectalk Express as well as the Dectalk USB in 
RS232 mode.  It also effects the Dectalk PC.  I would guess that it has 
something to do with the exact way text is sent to the synthesizer.

As to your other question, have you over-clocked your CPU by any chance? 
I've never gotten any messages like that, but I suspect that you are 
getting it from the kernel option called "machine check exception."  You 
could turn it off, but that would only mask what sounds like a problem 
which may bite you later.

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