making speakup speed up

Tyler Littlefield tyler at
Thu Aug 21 15:48:58 EDT 2008

thanks again. I had totally forgotten about echoing, but figured there was 
another way to do it... guess I could've looked at the source for the 
keymap, but... thanks for the help. it's appriciated.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gaijin" <gaijin at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: making speakup speed up

> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 11:37:36AM -0700, Gregory Nowak wrote:
>> Read the speakup user's guide.
> Thought there was only a changelog file available, and only if
> you did a git pull of the source. <grins>  Is this guide still on some
> wiki page that can't be accessed from CLI web browsers somewhere, and
> spread throughout 60,000 messages?  (Gods, I love helpful statements
> like the above..)
> Insert or CapsLock plus F1 is the help system.
> (Press Space to exit.)
> Insert or Capslock plus 1 or 2 controls the volume.
> Insert or CapsLock plus 3 and 4 controls pitch.
> Insert or Capslock plus 5 and 6 controls rate.
> You can echo a value to settings located in either:
> /sys/module/speakup/parameters
> ...or:
> /proc/speakup
> For example:
> echo "5" > /sys/module/speakup/parameters/vol
> ...will set the volume to 5 from a script you can place in /etc/rc.boot,
> or whatever your system uses for personal system startup commands, like
> /etc/rc.local in Debian.  HTH,
> This, Gregory, is an example of helpful information, and not
> useless, wasted bandwidth that doesn't even provide a URL for this
> "Users Guide" you assume everyone knows about.  LFOGTFOOTW. <wink>
> Michael
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