espeakup now working in ubuntu 19.10

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Thu Mar 19 19:27:09 UTC 2020

In /etc/default/grub remove splash from line 10.  In /etc/default/grub
change "" to "3" in line 11.  In line 19 of /etc/default/grub uncomment
line.  In line 33 of /etc/default/grub uncomment line.  Then run
Beyond that apt install espeakup speakup-tools.  Then as root systemctl
enable espeakup.service.  Then reboot.  To get to graphical interface
run telinit 5.  Need to reboot to get back to console login.

Unfortunately my friend is a real picnics special and does things I do
not tell him to do.
He has no ubuntu iso disk and now no way to get one since he used cursor
keys when editing /etc/default/grub.  We were using ex not pluma since
it's more reliable.

On Thu, 19 Mar 2020, Andy Borka wrote:
This is not the first picnics problem either.  When trying a slint install
he turned off the computer since he got a call from his mother and lost
computer access for a year and a half.

 > Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 08:22:20
> From: Andy Borka <sonfire11 at>
> To: Ubuntu-accessibility at
> Subject: Re: espeakup now working in ubuntu 19.10
> What modifications did you make to get espeakup running before boot? I also
> have the problem where espeakup dies if I am signed into the graphical
> desktop at the same time as a tty being signed in.
> On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 12:08 AM Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at> wrote:
> > It needed a few changes to /etc/default/grub then for update-grub to get
> > run and now I can have orca working in ubuntu and espeakup even before
> > orca gets going.
> >
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