Talking ubuntu server install

John G Heim jheim at
Wed Aug 17 13:11:54 UTC 2016

Well, my point is that the ubuntu documentation indicates that at one 
time, software speech was an option. I suppose it's possible that when 
you selected the screen reader option, it then gave you a list of 
hardware synths to choose from. But I doubt that. So I suspect that 
ubuntu must have stopped including espeakup and espeak on it's server 
installation images. I am justasking if anyone ever used it before. We 
switched from debian to ubuntu maybe a year and a half ago and this was 
my first attempt to install ubuntu server myself. I have built servers 
by installing ubuntu desktop and then uninstalling the gui. In some 
cases, I didn't even bother doing that. But even if you remove the gui, 
it's not the same as installing ubuntu server.

On 08/16/2016 04:54 PM, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 03:29:08AM AEST, John G Heim wrote:
>> Right after I posted this, I was able to get sighted assistance. My
>> co-worker said it works to press the enter tkey to get past the language
>> selection screen. The F5 key then does bring up the accessibility menu.
>> However, it does not have an option to enable a screen reader. Did ubuntu
>> remove speakup from the 16.04 server install?
> Even if speakup was present, there is no software speech stack shipped as
> part of the server install, so far as I know.
> Luke
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