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From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
Subject: Re: Does the Gentoo 2007.0 live cd release include the Speakup screen reader?
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 21:18:35 -0500 (CDT)
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@g.o
> To: gentoo-accessibility@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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dmwaters@g.o
Gentoo linux: http://www.gentoo.org

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References:
Does the Gentoo 2007.0 live cd release include the Speakup screen reader?
-- John Robinson
Re: Does the Gentoo 2007.0 live cd release include the Speakup screen reader?
-- William Hubbs
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