How To Test For Functioning Synth

Adam MacLeod adam at
Thu Feb 8 11:47:34 EST 2007

Thank you. I wasn't sure if the newer versions supported older hardware.
I was actually successful in downloading the DVD of FC6 from the web site 
with HTTP, so I now have that. I will attempt an install with that DDVD on 
the old machine with the Double Talk card. I'm also going to install on a 
newer machine with an AMD Sempron XP3000+ with 1.5GB of RAM, a 250 GB SATA 
drive, and an external LiteTalk.

Adam MacLeod

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: How To Test For Functioning Synth

> You should really be using the SpeakupModified FC6. It does work fine on
> old machines. I have two here, including a 9-year old Pentium 2 350/Mhz
> with an internal Doiubletalk that runs FC6.
> Adam MacLeod writes:
>> Hi List:
>> I have an old machine that has an old DoubleTalk ISA card in it. I've 
>> been trying to load the FC2 install off the first CD. It boots fine, 
>> because when I type in text speakup_synth=dtlk and hit enter, the CD 
>> spins up. But the DoubleTalk does not begin to talk.
>> So my question is, is there a way to test the card to see if it works? I 
>> don't have another machine to put it in unfortunately. With an external 
>> synth, I would just boot a DOS boot disk and echo a statement to the 
>> serial port it was on, but I'm not sure how to go about this with an 
>> internal ISA card.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Regards:
>> Adam MacLeod
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