installing bsd with speech

Kelly Prescott kprescott at
Wed Mar 22 14:51:08 UTC 2017

It is true that the instructions I gave are for virtualized installs.
There is a way to do a serial port install with 2 computers, a serial port 
and modifying the bootblocks on the install disk to setup the console.
I have not done that for a while, but It can be done.
There is also a BSDInstall for automating installs.

On Wed, 22 Mar 2017, Christian Schoepplein wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mi, Mär 22, 2017 at 05:40:05 -0500, Kelly Prescott wrote:
>> Here is what is happening.
>> First, you are logged into your arch or debian or ubuntu or other system 
>> using either a console or ssh.
>> Then you build your machine according lucely to the template instructions 
>> I provided.
>> The console is curses, so it displays in your terminal without using 
>> graphics modes.
>> Therefore speakup runs and you get speech from it.
> Yes, the speakup on the hostsystem, in this case your ArchLinux box, is 
> used, and no speakup support in the guest and virtualized BSD system is 
> present. That means the BSD is accessible because the Linux host has 
> speech or / and braile support enabled.
> I think the question was, if BSD does support speakup or braille itself, 
> so it can be installed natively and not only virtualized.
> I'd be also interested in native speech or braille support in BSD, but 
> as far I can find out via Google there is no BSD distribution that has 
> brltty, speakup, or what ever  included which we know from Linux 
> systems.
> Cheers,
>  Schoepp
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