Debian 2.6.24 Speakup kernel packages now available

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Tue Apr 22 14:26:58 UTC 2008

I will test it and I think it will help people.
I have built a kernel like that the other day under ubuntu and it 
installed correctly, but messed up my menu.lst so that I had to manually 
correct it.
I will make a point of letting you know when I have tested. on my Debian 
Regards, Willem

On Tue, 22 Apr 2008, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have just compiled the 2.6.24-6 Debian kernel and created unofficial
> Debian packages.  I used the kernel-package utility so these should be
> close to the official Debian versions but with Speakup included.  I
> built all synths as modules except the DEC-talk Express and the Speakup
> core which are actually built into the kernel.  I'm making them
> available for download if anyone wants them.  I have never compiled
> kernels this way before but I think I did everything right.  The only
> error I had was that they are not signed with gpg.  I would appreciate
> it if anyone wants to test the kernel image.  If this is helpful, I will
> try to build new kernels as security fixes are made available.  On the
> build system, it took a very long time so this is not something worth
> the effort if no one finds the packages useful.  The manual package
> seems to be empty but there was only man page in section 9 on my system
> so I didn't worry about it.  You can download the kernel source if you
> wish but it is the same as that from the official Debian archives except
> for the Speakup patches.  I did a git clone of the Speakup repo just
> before building so all should be current.  The last commit to the log
> was on April 14.  As always, I take no responsibility for any damage
> these packages might cause to your system, whether real or imagined.
> You use these at your own risk, but I plan to use them on my system.
> The following url is not an apt repository.  It is simply a directory
> with packages to download.  Their names should be obvious but you can
> look at the .changes file if you need clarification.  Please try to use
> the url if possible to save me bandwidth, but if that doesn't
> work, you can use the second link.  Comments on the usefulness of these
> packages are welcome.  I would like to know if I did something wrong,
> but they looked right from the size and descriptions.  Also, mirrors
> would be helpful and future help building new kernels would be
> appreciated if this is a useful service.
> if the above doesn't work
> Note that I'm fully aware that 2.6.24 is not the latest kernel version.
> However, it is the latest currently available in Debian unstable and is
> dated 18 April.  Check a Debian mirror if you wish.  I was surprised
> that and 2.6.25 aren't yet available.
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