More on Adding speakup to wheezy, Conditionally good news

Martin McCormick martin.m at
Tue Dec 13 04:20:14 UTC 2016

	Thank you. I'll try that as I think my session died
sometime later after posting my original message. I actually have
a second raspberry pi that I got this year and the image I put on
it was jessie which does not have speakup_soft and apt-get
install espeakup runs without errors but also without working so
I will give this a try tomorrow as it is getting late now. I can
think of a zillion uses for a raspberry pi with working speech.
They are pretty useful even without speech if you can ssh in to
them but the speech is a great force multiplier and makes a lot
more things possible than before.


Jeffery Mewtamer <mewtamer at> writes:
> Stuttering speech is a known issue on the Raspberry Pi with stock ALSA
> and espeakup. You can Google the Raspberry VI website and mailing list
> for more information, but the owner of Raspberry VI has produced a
> fork of espeakup called piespeakup that bypasses the issues with the
> ALSA drivers by rendering speech using the Pi's GPU. Running Orca with
> a desktop still requires a dedicated sound adaptor, but piespeakup can
> give you working console speech from boot without stutter.

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