Gentoo Archives: gentoo-accessibility

From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] Does the Gentoo 2007.0 live cd release include the Speakup screen reader?
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 02:18:38
Message-Id: Pine.LNX.4.64.0804192118110.8057@monster
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] Does the Gentoo 2007.0 live cd release include the Speakup screen reader? by William Hubbs
2007.0 does include speakup.
On Sat, 19 Apr 2008, William Hubbs wrote:

> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 19:44:55 -0500 > From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o> > Reply-To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o > To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o > Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] Does the Gentoo 2007.0 live cd release > include the Speakup screen reader? > > --[PinePGP]--------------------------------------------------[begin]-- > Hi John, > > Yes, I believe that 2007.0 includes speakup. The tricky part will be > starting it, since there is not an easy way to tell when the cd has > reached the boot prompt. The only way to do this is to listen to your > cd rom drive and catch it when it stops spinning. > > When you get a boot prompt, try typing this and see if it starts. > > gentoo speakup_synth=dectlk speakup_ser=x > > The x is the number of the serial port your dectalk usb is connected to. > Unfortunately, speakup does not support synths connected to usb ports > at this time, so you will need to be able to connect your synth to a > standard serial port. > > If 2007.0 does not include speakup, go back to the last release in the > 2006 series; I'm sure that one does include speakup. > > > On Sat, Apr 19, 2008 at 07:22:49PM +0100, John Robinson wrote: > > Hi everyone. I've just heard about Gentoo Linux and am currently downloading the Live cd version of the current 2007.0 release. I would like to install this on X86 architecture. Being totally blind, I will require speech to be able to install Gentoo independently. My question, therefore, is as follows: > > > > Does the Live cd 2007.0 X86 release of Gentoo include the Speakup screen reader? If it does, how do I start Speakup at the Live cd boot prompt. I would like to use Speakup with my Dectalk USB speech synthesizer. Many thanks for any advice. > > > > Kind regards, > > > > John Robinson > > > > > > > > --------------------------------- > > Sent from Yahoo! Mail. > > A Smarter Email. > -- > William Hubbs > gentoo accessibility team lead > williamh@g.o > --[PinePGP]----------------------------------------------------------- > gpg: Signature made Sat Apr 19 19:44:55 2008 CDT using DSA key ID 30C46538 > gpg: Can't check signature: No public key > PinePGP: Encryption backend encountered error. > --[PinePGP]----------------------------------------------------[end]-- >
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