redhat itself

John G Heim jheim at
Wed Aug 10 15:48:21 UTC 2016

Surely there must be somebody building kernels with those modules so 
that you can  install by adding their yum repository to your system. If 
not, it would mean that a blind RH systems admin couldn't do his work at 
the console. If remote access is broken he'd be in serious trouble. Most 
systems admins don't have a choice as to what flavor of linux they use 
in their job. Here at the University of Wisconsin, the IT department 
used to run Red Hat. The campus had a site license. The Math Department, 
where I work, uses debian and ubuntu. But if I worked in another 
department, I'd probably be stuck with RH.

I have been building kernels for debian and ubuntu that have a hack do 
serial synths work. I set up a apt repository at so other 
people can use them too. I don't know anything about Red Hat but surely 
there must be the equivalent of a ppa.

On 08/10/2016 09:10 AM, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Hi,
> Well, I've moved from Fedora to Arch on any machine where I need
> Speakup. The reason is that rpmfusion has not provided kernel staging
> modules since kernel 4.0.4.
> So, I had the choice of constantly building my own, or switching
> distros. I chose the latter.
> I am still running Fedora on my data center server, but I don't use
> Speakup on that machine, of course.
> Janina
> Willem van der Walt writes:
>> Redhat these days is mostly used on servers as one buys support for that,
>> but it is accessible.
>> I ran Redhat years ago, but these days, I think, Janina is still running it
>> or Fedora without problems.
>> HTH, Willem
>> On Sat, 6 Aug 2016, Mark Peveto wrote:
>>> Hmm, I noticed this is hosted on  Does redhat have an accessible distro?
>>> Everything happens after coffee!
>>> Mark Peveto
>>> Registered Linux user number 600552
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