software speech and speakup

John Heim jheim at
Wed Nov 14 15:44:56 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Dalton" <daniel.dalton47 at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: software speech and speakup

> On 14/11/2007 2:08 AM, John Heim wrote:
>> I don't know anything about festival. I have never used  it. An alternate 
>> package named espeak is way more popular. All I know is that espeak is 
>> way, way more responsive than flite. But I can't recommend espeak over 
>> festival because I've never used festival.
> Ok Espeak it is then.
> If I can get help on it then great!
>> You do have to get your kernel problem fixed first though.
> Yes.
> Ok I installed the kernel you said.
> And uname -r says
> it is the speakup one 2.6.18-4.

Now fololow the directions here:

Originally, I didn't know what flavor of linux you were using. Since you are 
using debian, the above instructions should work.

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