Bug: eSpeak module dies at random
meinelisten at onlinehome.de
Wed Mar 4 12:52:38 CET 2009
On 03.03.2009 at 21:22:32 Lorenzo Taylor <daxlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> Using speech-dispatcher with the eSpeak module I get frequent and
> random crashes of what seems to be the module itself. I first thought
> this was only occurring on 64-bit dual-core systems or only on my
> machine, as I hadn't seen it reported anywhere. I did confirm with a
> couple of people on another list, however, that these random crashes
> seem to also happen on netbooks and other 32-bit systems as well. I am
> pasting in the relevant parts of speechd.log and espeak.log below.
This is well known, you can see it, when reading the Speech-dispatcher
mailing list archive.
Till now there's no solution. It is a problem of using SD's Alsa output
As work around you can switch SD's output method to OSS, but note that
you have no sound mixing anymore.
Second solution is the use of Gnome-speech instead of SD.
Note: When using the very latest Espeak (1.40.x) you have sound mixing,
because Espeak is compiled with libportaudio 0.19, and that means Alsa
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