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Re: Emacspeak on Red Hat 9 + DECtalk Express?




If you cant find another cable, try reversing the cable i.e. put the
end that you have going into the Dectalk into the connector that goes
to the PC.

Also there is nothing special about the cable, it's a vanila serial
cable, but the connector is different from your normal RJ-11 connector
so you should be able to crimp it on to a different cable if needed.>>>>> "Gary" == Gary Gatling <gsgatlin@eos.ncsu.edu> writes:

    Gary> Greetings all,

    Gary> I tried changing the box from a Red Hat 9 machine to a Red
    Gary> Hat 7.3 machine. (Without Via voice but with things
    Gary> configured for a DECtalk Express. Sure enough, it has the
    Gary> same problem with Red Hat 7.3. So its not Red Hat version
    Gary> specific. Even in Red Hat 7.3 it still says "command error
    Gary> in parameter." on blank lines in Emacs but otherwise
    Gary> functions perfectly!  :(

    Gary> I checked the firmware version of the unit. Its 4.4ab Dec 2,
    Gary> 1997.

    Gary> So I guess the only thing left is its a bad serial cable? I
    Gary> will ask DSS (Diabled Student Services unit) if they have
    Gary> another serial cable and or DECtalk Express I can try.

    Gary> Thanks everyone! =) If this still doesn't work out can
    Gary> anyone recommend a good software synth to use with Emacspeak
    Gary> and Red hat 9?

    Gary> Cheers,

    Gary> On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, T. V. Raman wrote:

    >>  Jason is correct --the first thing to check is the firmware
    >> --should be 4.3A from May 1996.  If you have older firmware
    >> there used to be a firmware upgrade available --but I have no
    >> idea whether it's around on the net any more.
    >> 
    >> The other thing to check is the serial cable.
    >> 
    >> Finally the original poster implied that the problem was RH 9.0
    >> specific --- something which I doubt, but since he also said he
    >> had both 7.3 and 9.0 boxes around, the first thing to do would
    >> be to try the Dec Express on one of the 7.3 machines.
    >> 
    >> There was also an implied question about getting emacspeak with
    >> the DTK Express running on Solaris, there should be no issue
    >> there since I used that configuration myself for several years.
    >> >>>>> "Jason" == Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
    >> writes:
    >> 
    Jason> What's the DECTALK firmware version? Try C-e d V (note the
    Jason> uppercase V) within Emacspeak. I doubt there is a
    Jason> compatibility problem in this regard, but it is probably
    Jason> worth checking anyway.
    >>
    Jason> The Emacspeak DECTALK Express driver configures the serial
    Jason> settings, which rules those out as a source of trouble
    Jason> unless there is a hardware or driver issue.
    >>
    Jason> I can't think of any further likely causes, but others on
    Jason> this list may well have suggestions to add.
    >>
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    >> Best Regards, --raman
    >> 
    >> 
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