speech dispatcher not connecting to alsa
mjsotn at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 03:59:05 CET 2009
I suspect gnome-speech is trying to use OSS and tying up your sound card.
Make sure you have installed the alsa-oss package which might help resolve
If you have a second system available, try quitting Orca entirely and then
ssh in from another box and run spd-say from the command prompt.
Also, make sure your user is a member of the audio group in /etc/group.
I hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Hill" <robhill at es.co.nz>
To: < speechd at lists.freebsoft.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 12:12 PM
Subject: speech dispatcher not connecting to alsa
> Hello list,
> I've as yet been unable to get orca working with speech dispatcher on
> I've tried permutations of system and user setup, different output
> modules etc to no avail. A typical output of the
> var/log/speech-dispatcher/espeak.log file is:
> Tue Jan 13 14:49:13 2009  ALSA: Opening ALSA sound output
> Tue Jan 13 14:49:13 2009  ALSA: Opening ALSA device
> ALSA lib pcm.c:2196:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM pcm.dmixer
> Tue Jan 13 14:49:13 2009  ALSA ERROR: Cannot open audio device
> pcm.dmixer (No such file or directory)
> Tue Jan 13 14:49:13 2009  ALSA ERROR: Cannot initialize Alsa
> device 'pcm.dmixer': Can't open.
> I usually hear the dummy module message. My setup is as follows:
> I have disabled pulseaudio according to the method given at:
> with all tabs in preferences-sounds-devices set to alsa, and all
> system sounds disabled. I use emacspeak from a console, with voxin
> (ibmtts) and flite, which work perfectly. When I use orca, it is via
> espeak, which at the moment is very sluggish, but which does work via
> gnome speech. I use a .asoundrc file taken from the emacspeak
> distribution, but removing it has no effect on whether speech
> dispatcher works.
> I tried to install speech-dispatcher by installing the speech-dispatcher
> and python-speechd packages, then using spd-conf.
> So the problem seems to be getting speech dispatcher to connect to
> alsa. All other audio on my system works fine, though.
> any help appreciated.
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