removing speakup from memory?

Al Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at
Sat Jan 24 18:54:58 UTC 2015

I read long ago that if you used the button to shut down Linux you'd 
likely damage your system.  I gather it was the same with Windows.  Now, 
when need be, I can shut the machine off using the button without doing 
any harm that I know of.  I guess somebody figured out they'd better 
cover that base, since sometimes the button's the only way out.

I wish I had a coffeemaker like Kyle's.  It would save me a lot of trips 
to our attics, where our computers reside.  :--)


On 01/24/2015 01:40 PM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Hi Kyle,
> Send from my coffee maker?
> and I thought sent from my refrigerator was funny.
> Thanks for the wisdom, and Larry for your temporary idea as well.
> One last question.
> what is the keystroke  for leaving Linux basically to shut down the
> computer?
> Unlike DOS, i understand you cannot just turn off the machine.
> The person helping me on Tuesday knows nothing whatsoever about Linux
> and I want to turn it back off once I follow the steps to check for
> Internet anything.
> Thanks again to you...and MR. coffee!
> Kare
>   On Fri, 23 Jan 2015, Kyle wrote:
>> Removing Speakup should be as simple as something like
>> sudo rmmod speakup speakup_<synth>
>> where synth refers to the specific synthesizer you're using.
>> Unfortunately, this gives errors stating that speakup is in use and that
>> the synthesizer module is in use by speakup. So to fix this, I did
>> sudo rmmod -f speakup speakup_<synth>
>> and Speakup was forceably removed from the kernel and all standard
>> keyboard functionality was restored. Hope this helps.
>> Sent from my coffee maker
>> --
>> "Don't judge my disability until you are able to see my ability."
>> ~Kyle:
>> My chunk of the internet:
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