Getting started

Janina Sajka janina at
Sun Nov 6 22:28:00 UTC 2005

Hello, Martin:

You may want to read the installation HOWTO for the Speakup Modified
Fedora Distribution:


To install with braille, you'll need the appropriate images from brltty.
You cannot install with software speech, though you can use software
speech once you have a working installation.

Odd Martin Baanrud writes:
> Hello,
> I plan to install Linux on a 21 GB harddrive.
> I have some questions, which I hope someone can answer.
> What distribution should I use?
> Is it possible to get my Braille Voyager functioning durring the 
> installation?
> And/or, is it possible to get speech?
> I don't have an external synth, so it must be via the sound card.
> Witch programs are the best for:
> * Mail
> * News
> * Web browsing
> * Listening to diffrent kinds of multimedia.
> * IRC
> * Speech
> * Sound recording/editing
> * OCR
> * CD-recording
> Also, is the version of Skype for Linux accessible with braille/speech?
> Does it exists a version of MSN for Linux?
> Well, this were many questions. I hope someone can answer them, so I 
> can have some basic things to start with.
> Martin
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