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From: Derek Roberts <>
Subject: Re: I think gentoo hates me
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 19:38:39 -0500

Just tried this on the 10.0 live dvd, but didn't get anything. Back in
my ssh shell I tried modprobe speakup to get the exact message. Here's
what I get:
FATAL: Error inserting speakup (/lib/modules/2.6.30-gentoo-r6/speakup/speakup.ko
): Invalid module format
So maybe speakup wasn't built correctly? But if I remember right
there's a message in the gentoo-accessibility archives that recommends
the 10.0 live dvd. Hmm.
So do I need to rebuild speakup? Or am I missing something? Can I
still get speakup to work on this dvd?

Thanks for your help. PS: I'm using a 32 bit pc, if it helps.

On 1/4/10, Keith Wessel <keith@...> wrote:
> Not sure if this helps, but the boot param to specify a synth that I've
> always used includes an underscore, not a period. "gentoo
> speakup_synth=ltlk" for example.
> Keith
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Derek Roberts []
> Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 3:46 PM
> To: gentoo-accessibility@g.o
> Subject: [gentoo-accessibility] I think gentoo hates me
> Hi,
> I've been trying to get Gentoo installed virtually for a while. I'll
> probably install it on the host too, if I can figure out what the heck
> is going on. I've downloaded like 4 iso's and haven't been able to get
> speech on any of them using
> gentoo speakup.synth=soft
> For each one, it gives me a command line but no speech, I know I get a
> command line because
> speaker-test
> gives me pink noise. But I give it the control c of death and try
> espeak hi
> or
> espeak
> hi
> I don't get any speech. Doing
> speaker-test
> after typing espeak and hitting enter doesn't give me pnk noise, so I
> know I'm in espeak, it just doesn't say anything. The iso's I've tried
> are the 10.1 dvd (which, after doing a search, I found out didn't have
> the modules installed properly), the 2009-11-03 minimal, the 10.0 dvd
> (which, acording to this list, has speakup working) and another
> minimal, I forget the build date though. My latest is 10.0 and,
> determined to get something working, I ran
> gentoo speakup.synth=soft nox dosshd passwd=stuff
> and accessed my vm that way. Again, I ran speaker-test and got pink
> noise from my vm, and a lot of errors from my console (I forget what
> they were but figure they're just because I was running the test from
> a remote machine), then tried running
> espeak hi
> I got no console output and absolutely nothing from my vm. Next I tried
> modprobe speakup
> modprobe speakup_soft
> Both of those gave me an error (I forget what it was, but somethign to
> do with the module format). But, I was determined to do something with
> it, speakup working or not, so I went through part of an install. I
> found that the stage3 tarball and snapshots were not included (this is
> the 10.0 live dvd, btw) so downloaded them and kept going. I got to
> the part where you generate a kernel  and not wanting to to try it
> right then, I ran the genkernel script, but when that finished I found
> none of my commands were showing up in the terminal window, and I
> didn't get any output, just the livecd prompt. Anyone have any ideas?
> This is getting rather frustrating, and I probably wouldn't have that
> problem with the console if speakup would just work... Sorry if this
> comes across as insulting or anything, I'm just a bit frustrated right
> now.
> Thanks.

Re: I think gentoo hates me
-- Derek Roberts
I think gentoo hates me
-- Derek Roberts
RE: I think gentoo hates me
-- Keith Wessel
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