making grml boot with speech with grml2hd

Tyler Littlefield tyler at
Tue Aug 26 10:45:59 EDT 2008

I'll try it again in a bit and see how things go.
I can just dpkg --purge the unwanted stuff, when it does install.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 3:08 AM
Subject: Re: making grml boot with speech with grml2hd

> Tyler Littlefield wrote:
>> I am installing grml with grml2hd, and was wondering what kernel 
>> parameters I should pass for swspeak... Is it just swspeak?
> Hi,
> I didn't have to pass anything, but I don't use software speech.  If in 
> doubt, pass swspeak.  The worst you would get is an error in your logs. 
> Also, how accessible is grml2hd?  When I tried it, the cursor either 
> didn't follow my selection or Speakup couldn't follow the cursor.  I 
> needed sighted help because I almost formatted and installed the wrong 
> hard disk partition.  I hope that got fixed.  Mika posted here that he was 
> unaware of the problem and it sounded like it would be fixed, but since 
> it's already installed, I had no reason to try it again.  Also be aware 
> that just by the nature of a live CD installation, you'll probably end up 
> with lots of extra packages that you don't need or want.  If you're on a 
> desktop for example, it still installs a bunch of packages for laptops, 
> wireless, Apache, etc.  Hopefully some of those can be turned off easily 
> in grml2hd, but I couldn't when I tried.  I was not running the final 1.1, 
> I was running 1.1RC1.  Hopefully some of these problems have been fixed. 
> I would like to know how it goes for you.
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