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The difference with the baselayout comes with baselayout-2.0.0, which is
~masked right now. Basically, the init system gets reworked in that
version. But, for now, if you are running the stable baselayout, just
put the module in /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 and you will be
No, you do not need to be running the latest kernel before you emerge
speakup, just make sure that the /usr/src/linux symlink points to the
latest version of the kernel.
On Thu, May 01, 2008 at 07:56:01PM -0700, Zachary Kline wrote:
> Hm. I managed to follow most of what you said, though your comments
> about different versions of Baselayout are a little confuxing to me. I
> didn't know there were different ones.
> As for Speakup, I wonder if I can do this before I need to reboot the
> newly installed system according to the handbook. Does that Gentoo-sources
> kernel need to be the running one before I emerge speakup and all that?
> Thanks for your help. It's very much appreciated, and I guess I just need
> a little bit more clarification--I remember things being ~-masked before,
> I'll have to see what is this time.
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> Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 7:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] Getting Back into Gentoo with Speakup
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>> Hi Zach,
>> The way you install speakup depends on how you want to maintain it. If
>> you want to maintain speakup yourself and to be able to build it into
>> the kernel, you will have to use the speakup git repository and do the
>> installation from there, the way you are used to doing it. Also, you
>> will need to put a line in /etc/portage/profile/package.provided to tell
>> portage not to attempt to emerge the gentoo package for speakup when you
>> emerge speechd-up later.
>> The "official" way of running speakup on gentoo currently is to run it
>> as modules outside the kernel tree. To do this, we have a package.
>> Before you install the speakup package, make sure that you have emerged,
>> configured, compiled and installed at least gentoo-sources-2.6.25-r1.
>> Then just emerge speakup. Once that is done, make sure to set up the
>> speakup module you want to load either in
>> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6 or /etc/conf.d/modules depending on
>> which version of baselayout you are running.
>> You will also need the very latest speech-dispatcher and speechd-up
>> packages to have software speech. Just emerge them as usual and add
>> them to the default runlevel with rc-update.
>> Let me know if you have any questions.
>> - -- William Hubbs
>> gentoo accessibility team lead
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