speakup on fedora?

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Thu May 20 15:57:07 UTC 2004

Did this happen regardless of when you loaded? In other words, did it
happen if you started Speakup at boot time via static modules  in the
kernel or via the initrd? Did it happen when starting Speakup via
modprobe in the console?

Last question: Fedora version and Synth?

This is troubling and needs to be looked at. If it seems common, I will
say something in the next rev of the HOWTO which will follow release of
the Speakup Modified FC 2.

Stephen Clower writes:
> From: Stephen Clower <steve at steve-audio.net>
> 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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