Speakup on Alpha
janina at rednote.net
Sat Feb 3 14:21:11 EST 2007
I once had an Alpha AS200 which ran headless with Speakup using the
dummy video driver. As memory serves I installed by booting from floppy
and then accessing the Internet for the remaining packages I needed. My
Alpha was always a Debian machine. I no longer have it, though.
In those days it was necessary to build and install my own kernes to get
Speakup. But, I was able to drive an internal Doubletalk on that box.
Very cool, actually.
Alex Snow writes:
> Going to be installing Debian on an Alpha pws500au at some point in the
> near future, and hope to eventually get speakup up and running on it. I
> remember seeing a while back that someone had gotten this to work, but I
> couldn't find if there was any special modifications that have to be
> made to speakup itself. Also, what would be the best way to do the
> installer? I recall from prior experience that debian was a little
> dificult to get an install going over serial console, I would specify
> the console= option at boot and output on my atached terminal would stop
> right before the installer would start. I also want to get an i386
> install of debian done to refresh my memory about the distro, what's the
> best way to do this with speakup these days? I looked in the
> installer-i386 directory for debian-testing and there doesn't seem to be
> the access/ directory that used to exist with speakup bootfloppies on
> it. Is there somewhere else to look for a bootcd or floppies with
> speakup on them?
> Never make any mistaeks.
> -- Anonymous, in a mail discussion about to a kernel bug report
> Speakup mailing list
> Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
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