Can I add speakup to An Existing Wheezy Installation?

John G Heim jheim at
Mon Dec 5 14:09:28 UTC 2016

If you are using a stock debian kernel, you don't have to add speakup. 
You just have to load it. I am guessing though that you are asking how 
to load speakup, right? Well, that depends on which speech synth you are 
using. I am going to guess you want to use software speech, right? In 
that case, you will have to add the espeak package. Here are the steps:

1. Type "modprobe speakup_soft"
2. Type "apt-get install espeakup"

Your machine should start talking.

technically not speakup.

On 12/04/2016 01:16 PM, Martin McCormick wrote:
> 	The subject is really the whole message. The wheezy
> installation is on a system with 384 MB of ram so there is no
> orca but I have seen speakup run on less although this is
> scraping the bottom of the barrel.
> Any good ideas are welcome. Thank you.
> Martin McCormick WB5AGZ
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