[Fwd: Puppy Linux]

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at shellworld.net
Mon Jan 28 10:22:42 UTC 2008

Those are difficulties.  For speak-pup.iso, which arrow choice gets it 

On Mon, 28 Jan 2008, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Yes, unless there is either a. no sound card, b. no supported kernel driver, 
> c. no speakers, or d. the person doesn't understand the language of the 
> prompt. It's a nice idea, but I suspect the Mac has better out of the box 
> sound card support. Linux will support sound cards via alsa drivers but I 
> never could get it to work when I tried except for very basic wave files on a 
> generic SB16. Maybe a better way would be to probe the serial ports for a 
> hardware synthesizer but that could screw up other serial devices. I think 
> the best bet would be a beep through the PC speaker after the system is 
> booted and waiting at a prompt. That still isn't perfect as newer computers 
> don't have PC speakers or they are very quiet but it's better than no 
> feedback at all.
> Jude DaShiell wrote:
>>  pebrock may fill the bill for the accessible chat program and so far as I
>>  know, it's floss. If a self-booting linux gets made that puts a message up
>>  on the screen and waits a certain amount of time for a response then
>>  rather than going on with bringing up the rest of the system asks a
>>  question over the sound system and if it gets an affirmative answer turns
>>  on software speech for the rest of the session then you'll have something
>>  akin to the tiger install environment for the apple macintosh as well as
>>  leopard.
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