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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
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