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From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
Subject: Re: Speakup problem on Gentoo Live CD release 2008.0-r1
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 19:38:38 -0600 (CST)
Hi,

The gentoo 2008 live cds do not have speakup built into them. if you
want a live cd with speakup built into it, you'll need to use a 2007
live cd.

The reason for this is because at the time the 2008 live cds were made
speakup was not built into the kernel do to some problems with speakup
itself.
On Mon, 1 Dec 2008, John Robinson wrote:

> Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 23:00:35 +0000
> From: John Robinson <jbr100uk@...>
> Reply-To: gentoo-accessibility@g.o
> To: gentoo-accessibility@g.o
> Subject: [gentoo-accessibility] Speakup problem on Gentoo Live CD release
>     2008.0-r1
>
> Hi everyone.  I've just joined this list and wonder if anyone can help
> to resolve the following query:
>
> I have been running a 64-bit installation of Gentoo for some time now,
> but am considering changing to a 32-bit installation so as to have
> access to applications such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Realplayer and
> possibly Wine.  I have downloaded and burned the Gentoo Live CD -
> release 2008.0-r1 for the X86 architecture.  The CD appears to boot
> correctly, but try as I might, I cannot get Speakup to work with my
> Dectalk USB.  To install my 64-bit version of Gentoo, I used the Gentoo
> Live CD release 2007.0 for the X86_64 architecture.  At the bootloader
> command prompt, I typed the following:
>
> gentoo speakup_synth=dectlk speakup_ser=0
>
> and Speakup worked fine from then on.  Try as I might, I have been
> unable to achieve this using the Gentoo Live CD release 2008.0-r1 and
> would be very grateful for any advice.  I realise that Speakup can be
> made to work with software synthesizers such as Festival and it may be
> that this is the way forward.  I am, however, totally in the dark as to
> how to do this, so any advice would be very much appreciated.
>
> Many thanks for any help.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> John Robinson
>
>
>

-- 
Deedra Waters - Gentoo accessibility and amd64 -
dmwaters@g.o
Gentoo linux: http://www.gentoo.org



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Speakup problem on Gentoo Live CD release 2008.0-r1
-- John Robinson
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