FC-6 speakup install failures

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Fri Jan 19 00:40:16 UTC 2007

Both the SpeakupModified Fedora, and the stock Fedora are available in a
DVD iso image.

I believe Dave Mielke provides a boot.iso image which contains brltty
support so that you can install using braille. That image would
undoubtedly serve only the default Fedora iso images, however it will
get you going. The only cost is that you'll have a major updating with
yum--but that's certainly not the end of the world.

Once your Fedora is installed and updated, you can retrieve the
SpeakupModified kernels and configure software speech. This approach
should indeed work.


Kristoffer Gustafsson writes:
> Hello!
> When using the speakup install of fedora 6 can I use the braillefied 
> installer to install?
> I have no hardware speech, but I want to use the cepstral voice I have with 
> speech dispatcher.
> Also, is there a dvd image available for the speakup modified fc6?
> /Kristoffer
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at rednote.net>
> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 1:17 AM
> Subject: Re: FC-6 speakup install failures
> >These errors are not actual fact. What I mean is that you can, and we
> >have, determined that the packages which appear to cause the failure are
> >actually present and pass their checksums. So, something else is going
> >on. In fact, if you rerun the installation with the same media on the
> >same machine, you're likely to run into a different error, or no error
> >at all. And, of course, others of us have installed from these same
> >images without incident.
> >
> >It would be extremely helpful to know if the problem occurs with the
> >stock Fedora disks (or not). I am not aware that there has been much 
> >testing of
> >text mode installation in Fedora. Most users installing interactively
> >are using the graphical installer. Most others are doing "kick start"
> >scripted installs.
> >
> >Janina
> >
> >Jude DaShiell writes:
> >>these happened on both an old Dell machine circa 1999 a dimension dsx I
> >>think and a new amd athelon-64 computer.  The same error hit both 
> >>machines
> >>on the same file and does so on different files when install office
> >>productivity is unchecked.  Then it happens on vim-enhanced.  What it is
> >>is a claim that a disk is corrupt and a request to insert disk -99 on a
> >>retry.  Fedora didn't make that many disks.  Also, the media check was 
> >>run
> >>on every disk I downloaded with some very aggressive integrity checking
> >>options in rsync from that site.  wget -b FC-6-*.iso did not download any
> >>changes or additions either.  I am not unique in having this problem but
> >>may be unique in terms of the quantity and diversity of machines this
> >>error happens on consistently.  The amd athelon-64 emulates 32-bit
> >>operations well enough to run windows xp when I have the windows xp disk
> >>inserted.  Given operating system conflicts I've opted for the use of
> >>drive sleds to prevent anymore fighting.
> >>
> >>
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