U Bantu Software Synthesizer

Martin McCormick martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu
Thu Jun 12 14:01:49 UTC 2008

	Thank you  for the information both about the correct
spelling of ubuntu and for getting me straighter on the speech
issues. Is there software speech that installs from the live CD
so that one ends up with speech on the console?

	This laptop only has one PCMCIA slot available which I
will probably wan to use for a RS-232 port so software speech is
highly desired.

I will continue on a different message with the rest of my
questions. Many thanks.

Willem van der Walt writes:
> It is u b u n t u and it works well.
> Speakup as you might know, has had some work done to it lately.
> As far as I am aware, there currently is no pre-built ubuntu kernel
> containing speakup, but there are packages available.
> There were some problems with the latest Ubuntu using pulsaudio which
> caused some issues with speech, but the previous version works well.
> The version I have on my Del laptop is 7.10.
> There is also a variant of ubuntu called xubuntu, which is geared to
> smaller machines.
>         I have that running on a small 500 mhz machine with speakup and
> espeak talking fine.

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