steve at steve-audio.net
Tue Jan 25 20:28:17 UTC 2005
While I am not running Gentoo Linux, I do know how to start the live CD with speakup. The first time the CD stops spinning when booted, type
After that, Gentoo will come up speaking and you can take things from there.
On Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 1:51:20 PM, you stood on a roof and loudly proclaimed:
> Hi Jason,
> Are you installing from the LiveCD, or do you have another distribution on
> your drive that you're using to bootstrap it? I used the latter approach,
> partly because I didn't know if I could get the LiveCD to talk and partly
> because I already had another distro installed and didn't want to be
> without my computer while it was building things (although doing a stage 3
> install would probably get you up and running a lot quicker). Apparently
> the LiveCD has Speakup installed, though (I didn't know that when I did
> the install and haven't ever used it, so I can't comment any more than
> I just looked at the genkernel x86 config, and it includes Speakup if you
> build a 2.6 kernel with the synthesizers being loaded as modules. I'm
> assuming that this means that it wouldn't read boot messages, so you might
> want to modify the config or build a kernel manually once you got it
> And, yeah, it is handy to have the install guide available while you're
> installing; I'd suggest either getting it or a quick reference brailled if
> you can or keeping it open in another window/console.
> Sorry for the non-answer, but let me know if there is anything I can do to
> -- Michael Gorse / AIM:linvortex / http://mgorse.home.dhs.org --
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Jason Castonguay wrote:
>> Hello everyone.
>> I am looking into installing Gentoo Linux. I have begun reading the
>> installation handbook available within their documentation and it sounds
>> fascinating. One problem I have, however, is that there seem to be so
>> many steps. Although I have no problem following directions, I thought
>> the installation process would be something one could memorize. Perhaps
>> I need to keep a quick reference on hand during installation? It does
>> appear, however, that once installed, a person would probably not have
>> to go through that again since they can use the `emerge' utility to keep
>> their system updated.
>> So, I just want to hear some thoughts or ideas from others who may have
>> tried this distribution. Was speakup easy to get going during
>> installation? What about brltty?
>> Thanks for any and all feedback.
>> Best regards,
>> Jason Castonguay
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