installing speakup on RHEL 7/8

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Jul 30 13:42:09 UTC 2020

Indeed, but this conversation started over the question of Speakup in a
RHEL kernel.

So, now that we've established the technical objections are all cleared,
it will be interesting whether Speakup is promoted to main or not. If it
goes into main, RHEL would seemingly need to include it at long last. Or
am I wrong about that?

I'm watching to see whether we still have political opposition as we
have in the past, by my memory of events. One would hope not, but it's
deeds that count.



Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> Linux for blind general discussion, le mer. 29 juil. 2020 17:24:15 +0200, a ecrit:
> > Not that it matters much for Slackware and derivatives as speakup drivers
> > have been provided in Slackware since version 8.0 released on 2001-06-27,
> > in kernel version 2.2.19...
> Yes, Debian as well. Just one thing: remember to enable
> CONFIG_ACCESSIBILITY if it's not already.
> Samuel
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