Need help with Festival and Dectalk Rt

John G. Heim jheim at
Wed Aug 24 19:07:34 UTC 2005

I think the installer script isn't in your path. Try './installer' (without 
the apostrophies).


Or you can give it the full path to the installer. This depends on where 
the script is but it is something like


At 10:24 AM 8/24/2005, you wrote:
>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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