need help getting fedora 6 to boot with speech

Corey Knapp coreytk at
Thu Feb 8 20:22:11 EST 2007

My girl friend was here and here is what she saw on the screen 

Timer: vector=0x31 apic1=0 Pin1=0 apic2=-1 Pin2=-1
MP-BIOS bug: 8254 Timer not connected to Io-APIC 
Trying to set up timer (IRQ0) Through The 8259A.Failed
Trying to set up timer as Virtual Wire IRQ.Failed
Trying to set up timer as ExtINT IRQ. Failed :( .
Kernel Panic- not syncing: IO- Apic + timer doesn't work!  Boot with
apic=debug and send a report.  Then try booting with the 'noapic' option.
Thanks in advance.
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Subject: Re: need help getting fedora 6 to boot with speech

Corey Knapp writes:
>     Hi Listers,
> I am having a great difficulty getting fedora 6 to boot up with speech 
> using the double talk external.
> I have tried the dvd the boot iso and the rescue iso.

Don't bother. They're all the same file as far as boot is concerned.

> I can get the fedora
	> 3 boot iso to run but the fedora 6 never comes up with speech.

Let's confirm that you downloaded your iso images from SpeakupModified.Org?
Is that correct?

	> here is the command that I am issuing
> text speakup_synth=ltlk

Sometimes, it's also necessary to specify the serial port. It isn't usually
necessary, but sometimes it is. There are examples in the Installation

> thanks for any help in advance.

Good luck, and stay in touch about this.


> Corey
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