Gentoo Archives: gentoo-accessibility

From: Whitley CTR Cecil H <WhitleyCH.ctr@××××××××××××××××.mil>
To: "'gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o'" <gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o>
Subject: RE: [gentoo-accessibility] 2004.2 problem
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 12:36:37
Hi Deedra,
>This won't help you solve your problem much, but i can tell you that >speakup's software speech won't work on the livecd. Currently the livecd >only supports the hardware synths, and doesn't support the internal >decktalk because it requires a seperate program. I just wanted to >clarify this for you. Hopefully one of the releng folks can help you >sort this.
Yes, I realized that the livecd wouldn't support software speech. Software speech is a post-install goal. That's why I used the external DecTalk express for the install. I've got a different system with the internal Dectalk card. I'm going to try the same steps tonight without the dectalk or speech to see if the networking code works in the absence of both. If so, once I get the stage 1 tarball on disk I can try applying the motherboard manufacturers linux drivers for the Intel hardware. If that goes well, then at least the post-install system will be usable. It will also allow me to post a proposed solution along with a bug report. I just don't see this as a speakup problem, although there may be some sort of interaction there (unproven assumption which is probably wrong in the first place). As an alternative, I could disable the on-board ethernet and use a PCI network card (i've got several laying around). I was just trying to avoid popping the case. That's the main reason I was using the external USB drive bay. BTW, the drive was recognized beautifully. More to follow. Thanks, Cecil