Need help with Festival and Dectalk Rt

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at
Wed Aug 24 14:50:32 UTC 2005

By the sound of it you want to use speakup with software speech.  You 
might know this, but if not, you also need to install speech-dispatcher 
and speechd_up.  You also need to create a device in /dev using mknod and 
start the software speech in a specific order.
I have software speech through these programs going under fedra and 
debian, so I might be able to help if this is what you want to do.

On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, John G. Heim wrote:

> At 07:39 PM 8/23/2005, you wrote:
>>         Hello all.  I am new to linux so sorry if I'm asking questions that 
>> have been answered before.  I am having trouble getting festival and 
>> dectalk to work.  I have installed festival but it doesn't seem to wan't to 
>> talk.  I am using Deabian linux 3.1 sarge with the Speakup curnal Version 
>> 2.6.  I downloaded festival from debian using apt-get to download and 
>> install the package but it doesn't want to talk.  My sound is working 
>> because I can play a CD from the gnome desktop.  I also purchased a copy of 
>> Dectalk rt.  I have unpacked the file but I can't run the installer.  Is 
>> there a spesific directory I need to unpack the files into in order to get 
>> the installer to
> When I ordered Dectalk software, I received an email message with 
> instructions for installing it.  You should provide details  as to how you 
> went about trying to install the software and exactly what went wrong 
> including the text of any error messages you got.
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