[DNG] Devuan Minimal Live Images -- new version

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Thu Jun 2 14:15:49 EDT 2016

That's right, and you can even have talkingarch play over usb speakers.

On Thu, 26 May 2016, Gregory Nowak wrote:

> Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 22:00:27
> From: Gregory Nowak <greg at gregn.net>
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> Cc: katolaz at freaknet.org
> Subject: Re: [DNG] Devuan Minimal Live Images -- new version
> On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 06:07:56PM -0700, Zachary Kline wrote:
>> One thing which should be addressed is multiple sound cards. My current HP laptop has (what also thinks of), as two, since there?s a digital HDMI port. Often, I?d boot a bistro only to find no sound because the HDMI grabbed card0.
>> Talking ArchLinux has a decent solution to this, but I?ve never seen anything like it employed for other distros.
> Good point which I haven't thought of. I haven't used talking
> arch. From what I understand though, it plays a file on all detected
> sound cards one by one asking the user to press enter to activate that
> particular sound card. Is that about right? Such a file could easily
> be generated with espeak, or even espeak itself could be used directly
> to keep the squashfs size to a minimum.
> We also need to keep in mind that these are images meant for everyone,
> including sighted users. I imagine they being the majority would find
> it annoying every time they were asked to press enter to activate a
> sound card, especially if they didn't understand the point. It would
> probably be much like the boot process stopping every time asking
> sighted users to select which video output they wanted to use. They
> would probably appreciate it, but the majority of us would probably
> find that annoying. KatolaZ has already made the first boot option
> with no framebuffer as the "accessible" option. Perhaps this sound
> card detection could run only if the system is booted using that
> particular choice, but not on any of the other choices? Maybe someone
> has an even better idea?
> Greg
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