gathered a little bit of info on espeak segfault

Daniel Dalton d.dalton at
Tue Apr 22 06:58:32 UTC 2008

On Sun, 20 Apr 2008, Hermann wrote:

> Daniel Dalton schrieb:
>> Here is what I saw when speech-dispatcher last crashed. (I'm using the 
>> espeak.conf driver)
>> sd_espeak[2627]: segfault at 080d0000 eip b7cfb82c esp b664005c error 4
>> Is this as recently posted a libasound problem? Unfortunately I'm not able 
>> to revert back to .15 until I do some debugging with my pc sound, so is 
>> this related to libasound? Or something different?
> I think it is. The best solution is to change Espeak's output to OSS. You do 
> this in espeak.conf.

OK, but what package is required for OSS? It won't speak with OSS... And I 
guess mplayer won't work then for me...
I dunno...

>> Should I try sd from cvs out?
>> I'm using the one in debian lenny repos...
> I don't think that it changes anything, since the crashes are due to 
> libasound.

How are you sure about this?


Daniel Dalton
<d.dalton at>

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