speech dispatcher not connecting to alsa
robhill at es.co.nz
Wed Jan 14 05:16:50 CET 2009
Hello Halim and list,
Thanks for your reply. The .asoundrc file is necessary, because
without it the viavoice synth overlaps itself when speaking.
I tried removing it and reinstalling speech-dispatcher. The result
was the same as when the .asoundrc file is present. Espeak.log below:
Wed Jan 14 17:03:24 2009  ALSA: Opening ALSA sound output
Wed Jan 14 17:03:24 2009  ALSA: Opening ALSA device
ALSA lib pcm.c:2196:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM pcm.dmixer
Wed Jan 14 17:03:24 2009  ALSA ERROR: Cannot open audio device pcm.dmixer (No such file or directory)
Wed Jan 14 17:03:24 2009  ALSA ERROR: Cannot initialize Alsa device 'pcm.dmixer': Can't open.
Halim Sahin writes:
> The problem is your custom asound.conf or ~/.asoundrc file.
> Look at the line
> ALSA lib pcm.c:2196:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM pcm.dmixer
> Why do you want to use a customized asound.conf???
> In most cases alsa enables dmix plugin which does the softmixing in alsa.
> So please remove ~/.asoundrc and /etc/asound.conf and
> try again.
> Post the new log lines in this case.
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