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From: Derek Roberts <>
Subject: Re: I think gentoo hates me
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 19:41:17 -0500

I should've checked my kernel messages too. Here's what I get from dmesg | tail
speakup: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout
Does this help?


On 1/4/10, Derek Roberts <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just tried this on the 10.0 live dvd, but didn't get anything. Back in
> my ssh shell I tried modprobe speakup to get the exact message. Here's
> what I get:
> FATAL: Error inserting speakup
> (/lib/modules/2.6.30-gentoo-r6/speakup/speakup.ko
> ): Invalid module format
> So maybe speakup wasn't built correctly? But if I remember right
> there's a message in the gentoo-accessibility archives that recommends
> the 10.0 live dvd. Hmm.
> So do I need to rebuild speakup? Or am I missing something? Can I
> still get speakup to work on this dvd?
> Thanks for your help. PS: I'm using a 32 bit pc, if it helps.
> On 1/4/10, Keith Wessel <keith@...> wrote:
>> Not sure if this helps, but the boot param to specify a synth that I've
>> always used includes an underscore, not a period. "gentoo
>> speakup_synth=ltlk" for example.
>> Keith
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Derek Roberts []
>> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 3:46 PM
>> To: gentoo-accessibility@g.o
>> Subject: [gentoo-accessibility] I think gentoo hates me
>> Hi,
>> I've been trying to get Gentoo installed virtually for a while. I'll
>> probably install it on the host too, if I can figure out what the heck
>> is going on. I've downloaded like 4 iso's and haven't been able to get
>> speech on any of them using
>> gentoo speakup.synth=soft
>> For each one, it gives me a command line but no speech, I know I get a
>> command line because
>> speaker-test
>> gives me pink noise. But I give it the control c of death and try
>> espeak hi
>> or
>> espeak
>> hi
>> I don't get any speech. Doing
>> speaker-test
>> after typing espeak and hitting enter doesn't give me pnk noise, so I
>> know I'm in espeak, it just doesn't say anything. The iso's I've tried
>> are the 10.1 dvd (which, after doing a search, I found out didn't have
>> the modules installed properly), the 2009-11-03 minimal, the 10.0 dvd
>> (which, acording to this list, has speakup working) and another
>> minimal, I forget the build date though. My latest is 10.0 and,
>> determined to get something working, I ran
>> gentoo speakup.synth=soft nox dosshd passwd=stuff
>> and accessed my vm that way. Again, I ran speaker-test and got pink
>> noise from my vm, and a lot of errors from my console (I forget what
>> they were but figure they're just because I was running the test from
>> a remote machine), then tried running
>> espeak hi
>> I got no console output and absolutely nothing from my vm. Next I tried
>> modprobe speakup
>> modprobe speakup_soft
>> Both of those gave me an error (I forget what it was, but somethign to
>> do with the module format). But, I was determined to do something with
>> it, speakup working or not, so I went through part of an install. I
>> found that the stage3 tarball and snapshots were not included (this is
>> the 10.0 live dvd, btw) so downloaded them and kept going. I got to
>> the part where you generate a kernel  and not wanting to to try it
>> right then, I ran the genkernel script, but when that finished I found
>> none of my commands were showing up in the terminal window, and I
>> didn't get any output, just the livecd prompt. Anyone have any ideas?
>> This is getting rather frustrating, and I probably wouldn't have that
>> problem with the console if speakup would just work... Sorry if this
>> comes across as insulting or anything, I'm just a bit frustrated right
>> now.
>> Thanks.

I think gentoo hates me
-- Derek Roberts
RE: I think gentoo hates me
-- Keith Wessel
Re: I think gentoo hates me
-- Derek Roberts
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