Need help with Festival and Dectalk Rt

David Jennette dcjenn at
Wed Aug 24 15:24:24 UTC 2005

I am using a Dectalk Express with Speakup, but I am trying to get 
Gnopernicus to speak with Festival.  It's not saying anything.  I 
can't even get festival to speak from the comand line.  it won't say 
anything when I give it the SayText command either.  It would be nice 
to see if Dectalk Rt works but when I type installer it just comes 
back with no such file or directory even though it's sitting right 
there.At 09:50 AM 8/24/2005, you wrote:
>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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