Need help with Festival and Dectalk Rt

hank smith hanksmith4 at
Wed Aug 24 14:57:09 UTC 2005

how do you set this up using debian?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Willem van der Walt" <wvdwalt at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: Need help with Festival and Dectalk Rt

> Hi,
> 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.
> HtH
> Willem
> 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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