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From: Derek Roberts <×××××.com>
To: gentoo-accessibility@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-accessibility] I think gentoo hates me
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2010 00:38:49
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-accessibility] I think gentoo hates me by Keith Wessel

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@××××××.com> 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 [×××××.com] > Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 3:46 PM > To: gentoo-accessibility@l.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. > > >


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-accessibility] I think gentoo hates me Derek Roberts <×××××.com>