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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
Subject: Re: speakup on gentoo
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 08:05:18 -0500
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Hi Robert,

if you have openrc installed, you can put modules in
/etc/conf.d/modules.  Take a look at the examples in there and let me
know if you still need help setting it up.

To start a software synthesizer, just give speakup_soft the argument,
start=1

and that should bring it up.

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 09:22:54PM +1200, Robert Grieve wrote:
> Greetings All
> 
> Hubbs, great work getting modules up outside the tree. 
> Unfortunately this poses an additional problem for users 
> of the sftsyn module. Getting everything set up has lways been a bit
> rough, but now all the daemons don't go either.
> 
> As in, the old process used to be:
>    Build speakup into kernel,build sftsyn module 
>    add speech-dispatcher, speechd-up to default runlevel
>    reboot
> 
> This would then pull in festival, espeak, and whatever to get
> speech-dispatcher up and going, make the dev nodes and whatever,
> and then you could use it.This is the way it is on
> gentoo-sources-2.6.20-r10, which I have been using.
> 
> I am unclear how to make a parallel to all these steps in the new setup.
> 
> The speakup is now only a module
> The synth is still a module. This module is built as speakup_soft
> Both these can be modprobed to get the dev nodes.
> 
> I'm unsure how to make this permanant because of the new usage around
> boot-up modules. There is a lot around this in the migration guide to
> OpenRC, from the old baselayout-2, but now I'm not sure where to put the
> modules I need, obviously speakup, speakup_soft are the ones but where
> do I need to put these?
> 
> Also of course the fact that speechd-up expects speakup to not be built
> as a module means that the 'support' of sftsyn appears to be something
> which once compiled cannot be started. I'm sorry to sound negative here
> but, this is a  brilliant system, am I missing something here.
> 
> Many thanks
> 
> sonofthejedi



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gentoo accessibility team lead
williamh@g.o
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