Zachary Kline zkline at speedpost.net
Tue Jun 7 18:30:37 EDT 2016


Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t these only work if you have hardware serial ports on the motherboard? These have been virtually unheard of on modern desktops and laptops for years. If it were possible for Speakup to work with USB serial synthesizers, that would be ideal.

Sorry for the thread hijack,
> On Jun 7, 2016, at 3:26 PM, Gregory Nowak <greg at gregn.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2016 at 03:41:11PM -0500, John G Heim wrote:
>> Once I was able to log in as root, I was able to get speakup
>> working with software speech. No luck with my Tripletalk hardware
>> synth though.  We had a thread about serial port hardware synths
>> just a few months ago. IIRC, you had to put something in grub. I
>> never got that to work and it doesn't apply here anyway. But I see
>> there is a /dev/ttyS0 and I believe the most recent speakup patches
>> require you to keep the kernel from creating a /dev/ttyS0 before
>> they can load a speakup hardware synt driver module.
> I don't have a tripletalk here, so can't comment. However, I can tell
> you that I've tried using the devuan minimal i386 iso with a bns 640
> via the speakup_bns module, and that works just fine. All I
> needed to do is modprobe speakup_bns, and it came right up talking
> through the bns. So, I know the bns driver at least
> works right out of the box.
> Greg
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