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Bug 20283 - Kernel/Livecd does not include speakup.
Summary: Kernel/Livecd does not include speakup.
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Everything (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Brian Jackson (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-05-01 12:57 UTC by Gregory Nowak
Modified: 2003-12-06 19:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Gregory Nowak 2003-05-01 12:57:43 UTC
Speakup is a screen review package for individuals who are blind, and who rely on speech to access a computer.
Speakup is a screen reader for the text console only, and is a patch to the linux kernel.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Nicholas Jones (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-09 15:49:42 UTC
We do still have interested parties in this...

It could very probably be added as an alternate kernel if
it turns out to be obtrusive in general.

Comment 2 Bob Johnson (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-09 16:18:25 UTC
Ill look back into speakup, i had tried to add support 
6+months ago.. the author would only supply me with some
wierd src package that i spent days trying to make work or rpms
of binary modules for rh kernels.
Comment 3 Brian Jackson (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-11-20 22:46:34 UTC
I've had a couple more requests for this, but as I'm not the maintainer for the kernels on the Livecd's there's not much I can do in that regard. Livewire have you had a chance to look at this again/yet?
Comment 4 Brian Jackson (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-06 19:20:10 UTC
We hear from dmwaters that the new 2.6 livecd with speakup on it works relatively well. Closing, if you need this reopened for any reason, feel free.