John G Heim jheim at math.wisc.edu
Wed Jun 8 09:01:09 EDT 2016

Some of the speakup drivers avoid the problematic code segment by not 
using the speakup functions for talking to the serial port.  The code 
that causes the problem is in serialio.c and some of the speakup drivers 
simply don't call  the functions in that module.

On 06/07/2016 05:26 PM, Gregory Nowak 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

John G. Heim; jheim at math.wisc.edu; sip://jheim@sip.linphone.org

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