Speakup and Braaille Lite 40

Thomas Stivers stivers_t at tomass.dyndns.org
Fri Oct 15 02:28:41 UTC 2004

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On Thu, Oct 14 2004 at 10:12:53PM -0400, Dave Mielke wrote:
> I don't think so. This highlights what I believe to be a current problem with
> how the two applications have been integrated. Speakup, as I understand it,
> always tries to start. If you don't specify a device or synthesizer type then
> it autoprobes. This means that Speakup will autoprobe your BrailleLite.  This
> may cause problems to both Speakup and the BrailleLite. I don't think there's
> currently a way to tell Speakup to simply not start at all.

You can use a kernel parameter of speakup_synth=none to prevent speakup
from probing, but whatever you do you're not going to get meaningful
braille output from speakup.

If you're using a current version of speakup you can then do "echo
synthname >/proc/speakup/synth_name" to start speakup.

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Thomas Stivers	e-mail: stivers_t at tomass.dyndns.org
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