Back in the linux world again

cody churst35 at
Tue Aug 28 09:19:32 EDT 2007

2.6.22 kernel is broken...
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Arthur Pirika" <arfy at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2007 7:02 PM
Subject: Back in the linux world again

> Hi all, I've been in and out of the linux world for a while, and decided 
> to
> check back in a few months ago with ubuntu 7.04, when it was in late beta. 
> A
> little disappointing to see gentoo and ubuntu drop speakup, but never 
> mind.
> Actually, it's all accodemic for me, as i have no hardware, either speech 
> or
> braille to begin with. I have a question though. I'd like to switch from
> ubuntu to either slackware or gentoo, as I'd like a little bit more 
> control
> over what gets installed, and not have to worry about incompatibilities
> between locally built and pre-packaged stuff. My question is, is it 
> possible
> to install slackware from another distribution? In theory, I can see this 
> as
> beeing possible, but not sure what slackware's setup script depends on. My
> plan was to boot the ubuntu install cd with orca loaded, and then proceed
> from there.
> btw, has any progress been made on porting speakup to 2.6.22?
> thanks,
> Arthur.
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