for those who want console speech in manjaro based distros
jdashiel at panix.com
Mon Jul 11 22:49:56 UTC 2016
Time for some alsa bug reporting!
On Mon, 11 Jul 2016, Chris Brannon wrote:
> Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:43:31
> From: Chris Brannon <chris at the-brannons.com>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: for those who want console speech in manjaro based distros
> Jude DaShiell <jdashiel at panix.com> writes:
>> Can you loose the -ng fork and try a build with generic espeak and
>> verify identical alsa issues with the non-fork version of espeak?
>> That would for sure point at defective alsa code.
> Well, the original espeak does not interface directly with alsa. It
> uses portaudio. And it works just fine. It's what I use every day.
> I'm not running pulse over here at all, although I do have the client
> libraries, because many packages link against them.
> For the -ng fork, I built the audio backend with pulse disabled, and
> then I verified that it was in fact not linked against pulse client
> libraries at all.
> I also noticed that it can support OSS, so I did a further test with OSS
> disabled, just in case it was trying to use OSS and having difficulty
> due to ALSA's OSS emulation.
> It's definitely using ALSA,
> and the emacspeak speech server is failing to speak when
> linked against it. Well, it does speak the initial greeting,
> but after that, additional speech commands produce the error message:
> "File descriptor in bad state".
> -- Chris
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