Gentoo Archives: gentoo-accessibility

From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
To: "'gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o'" <gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o>
Subject: RE: [gentoo-accessibility] 2004.2
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 14:33:30
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-accessibility] 2004.2 by Whitley CTR Cecil H
2004.2  should work with speakup. The last 2004.2 iso I tested worked
fine with it. However, when you boot the iso it doesn't beep at the boot
prompt, so it requires a lot of guess work. When you get the boot
prompt, you should type 'gentoo speakup_synth=your_synth'

Gentoo does have a kernel with speakup built into it, Well, we actually
have a couple. 'gentoo-sources' which is a 2.4 kernel that's the
standard gentoo sources kernel. 'xfs-sources' which more or less speaks
for itself. and 'gentoo-dev-sources' which is the 2.6 branch of the
kernel tree. I would highly recommend the 'gentoo-dev-sources' kernel.
This  one has the latest patches, and I think includes the decktalk

As for the 2004.2 iso, I'm not sure wether this includes your decktalk
pci drivers or not. I don't remember which version of the kernel it
uses, and since the death of my desktop, I haven't been able to burn

On Thu, 5 Aug 2004, Whitley CTR Cecil H wrote:

> Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 08:31:33 -0400 > From: Whitley CTR Cecil H <WhitleyCH.ctr@××××××××××××××××.mil> > Reply-To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o > To: "'gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o'" > <gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o> > Subject: RE: [gentoo-accessibility] 2004.2 > > Hi deedra, > Okay, sorry i should have included complete information in my original > query. I have since googled a bit and d/l'ed the tgz from the speakup site > and read the readme. The program itself is dtload. It is included in the > speakup sources. It is an optional driver for the dectalk pc, and according > to the speakup mailing list (may 04) it works with the dectalk pc2 as well, > but files have to be replaced which come from DEC (the boards "firmware" > files). So, with all that said, I presume I can get there from here with > gentoo, i'll just need to use my external dectalk express long enough to > compile the additional driver as a module and replace the default files with > the equivilents for the pc2. > > So, now with all that said, does 2004.2 have speakup built-in? Is there > anything I should watch out for when compiling mmy own kernel? I assume > there's still not an ebuild for a kernel with speakup in it, or is there? > > The compile shouldn't be too horrible, after all it will be a minimal system > for use as a router/firewall. It's also not my normal system so if I have > to leave it in a corner compiling for a few days, that's no big deal (except > for thunderstorms, ain't summer great?). I won't want much on it to begin > with and I may remove most of that so that if it gets hacked they won't have > much to work with. In fact i'll probably use a stripped down busybox for > the shell and remove everything from /bin and /sbin that I can and have the > system still function. As long as I can mount, I can always put the tools I > need on cd since I will have physical access. > > Regards, > > Cecil >
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