Numeric keypad causes machine to freeze when using Speakup under Gentoo 3.4.9
Hi everyone. Apologies if this is a bit off topic, but I can't tell if
the problem I'm having is related to Speakup itself or the way I've
compiled my kernel.
Until very recently, I used Gentoo version 3.3.8 and compiled the
Speakup staging driver as a module. I used this with the Espeak
softsynth and the Espeakup connector. My numeric keypad worked exactly
as it should do under Speakup.
I have now upgraded to Gentoo 3.4.9 and recompiled my kernel. I still
use its Speakup staging driver built as a module, along with Espeak and
Espeakup. My problem now is that, whenever Speakup is running and I
press any key on my numeric keypad, my whole computer freezes. I can't
reboot it with CTRL+ALT+Delete and have to turn it off by holding the
power button in for a few seconds.
I have no idea what is causing this and can find no clues in the Speakup
user guide or the Speakup FAQs. I would very much appreciate any advice
anyone has as to how to get my numeric keypad to work as it should under
Speakup. It works perfectly under Gnome and Orca, but freezes the
machine whenever it is used under Speakup.