running linux on laptops
T. V. Raman
raman at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Aug 16 00:42:27 UTC 2005
If you're looking to port eflite to use alsa, you may want to
look at the sources for atcleci.cpp
in emacspeak/servers/linux-outloud -- this is the ALSA version of
the Emacspeak ViaVoice TTS Server.
The alsa-lib API is not the easiest thing to figure out, so the
above may well save you some time.
>>>>> "Mike" == Mike Gorse <mgorse at mgorse.dhs.org> writes:
Mike> On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Janina Sajka wrote:
>> ESD couldn't possibly help you because it's OSS
>> based. However, the
Mike> Actually it can interface with ALSA along with OSS and
Mike> several other interfaces used on various operating
Mike> systems. But it still doesn't provide an API that
Mike> could be used to silence the speech.
>> latest alsa releases support something called dmix by
>> default. This is alsa's software mixer, and I've had good
>> success playing multiple sound sources using it.
Mike> Okay, that's good.
>> So, Mike, can we look forward to an alsa native yasr
>> sometime soon? Have I intrigued you yet?
Mike> You didn't say what software synth you are using, so I
Mike> am assuming flite via eflite. It looks as though the
Mike> flite ALSA driver needs updating, so I'll look into it.
>> PS: You don't say what wireless device you have in your
>> Thinkpad. My current Thinkpad is an X31 model with a
>> IPW2100 wireless device builtin. It works perfectly well
>> with Linux, but I had to get the binary (non open source)
>> drivers and install them in /lib/firmware first. The issue
>> is that our GPL supportive distros like Fedora and Debian
>> aren't going to ship binary drivers. Nor would I want them
Mike> I have heard of people using that driver with an R40,
Mike> but I could not get it to work and suspect that it is
Mike> not the chipset used by my card. It is an "IBM
Mike> Dual-Band 11a/b Wi-Fi Wireless Mini PCI Adapter."
Mike> lspci outputs 02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Unknown
Mike> device 168c:0012 (rev 01)
Mike> -Mike G-
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