running speakup and software synth

Cody Hurst churst35 at
Sat Aug 11 10:38:20 EDT 2007

could debootstrap work for other distros or only the ones with a speakup 
modified kernel. Sorry for the simple questions but I feel I get more out of 
this list then i do online
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gregory Nowak" <greg at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: running speakup and software synth

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> Ty's answer to your question was fairly decent I think. The short
> answer is that no, the debian install disk doesn't have software
> speech, you will need a hardware synth to install. The long answer is
> that you can install debian via debootstrap, install the software
> speech components, and hope it all works when you reboot into the new
> system. I've mentioned some of the pitfalls involved here in the past.
> Greg
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2007 at 02:53:09AM -0700, Cody Hurst wrote:
>> That's vague. If I boot my debian disk I won't have speechd-up nor will I
>> have speech dispatcher, so again, does a debian bootable isntall disk 
>> have
>> software speech already on the disk or will I have to get a hardware 
>> synth
>> to install.
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