speakup on fedora?

Stephen Clower steve at steve-audio.net
Thu May 20 14:40:27 UTC 2004

Hi Janina,
  True, this shouldn't happen, but for some reason disabling kudzu on my laptop fixed the almost immediate loss of speech in Speakup.

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On 5/20/2004 at 9:27 AM Janina Sajka wrote:

>> >>-----Original Message-----
>> >>From: blinux-list-bounces at redhat.com
>> >>[mailto:blinux-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Stephen Clower
>> >>Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 9:14 AM
>> >>To: Linux for blind general discussion
>> >>Subject: Re: speakup on fedora?
>> >>
>> >>If you're using a hardware synthesizer on one of your serial ports,
>> >>you'll need to disable kudzu if you want Linux to speak from bootup.
>This is not true. At least, it is not true in most instances. In fact, I
>have not seenb this problem with my Braille Lite, either.
>Speakup is loaded and begins speaking long before the init scripts
>launch kudzu. Therefore, the port is already engaged. Kudzu will not be
>able to identify the speech synthesizer, however, and will offer to
>treat it as a modem, which you should certainly decline.
>On the other hand, if you are waiting to log into a console before
>starting speech--I haven't tested that, and I don't know why you would
>do that even.
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