Speakup and VMWare
greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Sat Feb 17 14:21:42 EST 2007
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Have you tried /dev/synth instead?
Also, could you please consider writing up a howto of some sort
describing what you did to get to where you are at now running winxp
under VMPlayer? I for one would be interested in seeing what the
procedure is like, and I probably am not the only one.
On Sat, Feb 17, 2007 at 05:58:31PM +0000, Monty Lilburn wrote:
> Hello All,
> I am running Windows XP via VMPlayer on top of a Debian distro with
> Speakup compiled into a 2.6.18 kernel. (straight in, not as modules) I
> am using Speakup with a Dectalk Express attached to /dev/ttyS0.
> What I would like to do is get the Window-Eyes running on the Windows XP
> working with the dectalk express.
> Since Speakup completely takes over and locks /dev/ttyS0,
> I successfully managed to set up a virtual serial port on the virtual
> machine that pointed to /proc/speakup/synth_direct on the host machine
> (Debian running Speakup) I thought for a moment that by doing this I
> could then get Window-Eyes to use the Dectalk Express. Unfortunately this
> didn't really work. Setting Window-Eyes to use any serial hardware synth
> other than the Dectalk Express does result in speech mixed with synth
> codes being spoken by the Dectalk. When I set Windo-Eyes to use the
> Dectalk Express, no speech at all happens. I'm guessing this may have to
> do with flow-control or some setting that I would need to play with to get
> The other reason this method won't work now that I think about it is
> because the synth_direct device is defaulted to only be writable which
> implies to me that it isn't readable and there for things like indexing
> won't work.
> Does anyone know of a better way to achieve my objective of being able to
> fully access the serial port attached to the Dectalk express? Is there a
> speakup device or work around that will allow this to happen?
> Thanks in advance,
> Speakup mailing list
> Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
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