More on Adding speakup to wheezy, Conditionally good news

Kelly Prescott kprescott at
Wed Dec 14 05:55:24 UTC 2016

In the root directory of the flash card put a empty file called ssh to
enable the ssh server.
This is a change rasbian made to the 11-25 release.
The contents of the file do not matter, it just must be present.
On Linux, mount /dev/xxx1 /mnt
Touch /mnt/ssh
Umount /mnt
Replace /dev/xxx1 with the actual sdcard and and replace /mnt with the
directory you actually mounted it at.
In windows, just make a ssh file.
Get a command prompt and type copy con e:\ssh
Then type ctrl-z and press enter
You will hear "1 file copied"
Replace e with your actual drive letter.

-----Original Message-----
From: blinux-list-bounces at [mailto:blinux-list-bounces at]
On Behalf Of Martin McCormick
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:11 PM
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Subject: Re: More on Adding speakup to wheezy, Conditionally good news

I didn't really have anything special on the newer pi so I downloaded the
jessie lite image, unzipped it and then used dd to apply it to the SD card.
In the past, after booting, I got the startup script by using ssh to get to
pi at 192.168.whatever. This has been quite accessible and I tell it to use the
whole drive and set the time zone.

	This image is the one from November 25 and I can't ssh in to
anything there. Is there any idea what I need to do to it to get it to come
up via ssh?

	It does bring the wired ethernet interface to life but nothing talks
to me on ssh.
I even tried telnet and it immediately refused the connection so it appears
to have some sanity.

	I mounted the SD card on a Linux system after doing the dd copy and
it looks pretty normal. /boot presently is empty with no config.txt file in

	The documentation on the raspberry pi web site says you can do a
headless install using the lite image. You just don't get orca which is okay
right now.


Jeffery Mewtamer <mewtamer at> writes:
> Stuttering speech is a known issue on the Raspberry Pi with stock ALSA 
> and espeakup. You can Google the Raspberry VI website and mailing list 
> for more information, but the owner of Raspberry VI has produced a 
> fork of espeakup called piespeakup that bypasses the issues with the 
> ALSA drivers by rendering speech using the Pi's GPU. Running Orca with 
> a desktop still requires a dedicated sound adaptor, but piespeakup can 
> give you working console speech from boot without stutter.

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