software speech

Tony Baechler tony at
Tue Aug 19 06:34:49 EDT 2008

Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Tyler Littlefield, le Mon 18 Aug 2008 13:36:48 -0600, a écrit :
>> I just heard about the speakup modules; I'm running kernel Linux version 2.6.18-6-686 (Debian 2.6.18.dfsg.1-18etch6) 
>> are there modules for this kernel?
> No.  Kernels before 2.6.26 have to be patched to let speakup being
> loaded as modules.


I would just like to mention that my 2.6.24-speakup kernel packages are 
still available and run great on Etch.  My kernel has the speakup and 
speakup-dectlk modules built-in, the other synths are loadable modules.  
I can't help you with software speech, but I can say that the 
2.6.24-speakup kernel worked on two systems that I've tested it on, one 
Lenny and one Etch, and I think other people might have used it.  It 
installs and works like a traditional kernel package.  If you need to 
compile modules or otherwise need headers or source, also install the 
2.6.24-etchnhalf kernel packages available from the regular Debian 
archive.  For my custom kernel, go to: if the above doesn't work

If anyone actually uses these kernel packages, please mail or post 
feedback.  I doubt that I will make future kernel packages available 
since 2.6.26 largely eliminates the need for patching and custom kernels 
in the first place, but I would like to know that my efforts weren't 
wasted.  They certainly saved my bacon on the Etch system I was working 
on last week which I posted about here.

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