getting started with linux
jheim at math.wisc.edu
Wed Aug 29 18:08:11 EDT 2007
Most distros (fedora, debian, etc) will configure your sound card when you
install linux. In fact, if you swap out the sound card, sound should be
automatically be reconfigured. If it doesn't work, get back to us and we'll
The answer to your second question depends on which distro you are using. If
you are using debian or grml, you can use the simple instructions on my web
site for setting up software speech. See:
There are more complete instructions here:
The second page explains how to download and compile speechd-up. But I have
created a debian deb file that you can use if you have installed debian.
That makes it a lot easier to get software speech working.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Dalton" <daniel.dalton47 at gmail.com>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 3:51 AM
Subject: Re: getting started with linux
> Just a couple more questions:
> How do I setup the soundcard so I here sound through it once I have
> installed linux?
> Also will I have to download a linux distribution and install that. Then
> install speakup? When speakup is working can I get it to talk through my
> speakers? If so what synth would it use. Like jaws can talk through my
> speakers can speakup do this or do I need a hardware synth?
> Daniel Dalton
> John Heim wrote:
>> If you miss out on that machine, and need to bid on another one, if I
>> you, I wouldn't worry too much about it not being compatible with linux.
>> PC that is a year old or older is probably going to work. It's mostly
>> new hardware that isn't supported -- yet.
>> I guess it would be a huge bummer to get a machine and have it turn out
>> be one of the very few that is not supported. But you're probably more
>> likely to get a defective machine off ebay than you are to get one that
>> an unsupported sound card.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Daniel Dalton" <daniel.dalton47 at gmail.com>
>> To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux."
>> <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 3:11 AM
>> Subject: Re: getting started with linux
>>> Thanks for all the help. I got a reply from the guy that was selling
>>> that pc I was looking at. He said the following:
>>> "it is intel 815 chipset has agp slot and intel onboard sound drives at
>>> google search " dell support" xp has drivers"
>>> So is this going to work with linux and speakup?
>>> I don't know much about this so I don't think I will be able to find it
>>> on the site with the supported cards.
>>> Anyway if anyone can get back to me I would greatly appreciate it.
>>> Daniel Dalton
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>>> Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
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