console speech

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Wed May 25 18:58:00 UTC 2016

Mark has to get rid of pulseaudio and all of its dependencies.

On Wed, 25 May 2016, Willem van der Walt wrote:

> Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 14:10:06
> From: Willem van der Walt <wvdwalt at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> Subject: Re: console speech
> Get rid of pulseaudio.
> You should be able to google how to do that on your distro.
> HTH, Willem
> On Wed, 25 May 2016, Mark Peveto wrote:
>> I'm at my witt's end!  I'm working with f123, a manjaro based distro, and 
>> have had really good luck, until it comes to console speech using espeakup.
>> It'll speak for about 30 seconds, then I get a pulseaudio error that looks 
>> like this.
>> assirtion 'p' failed at pulse/simple.c:273, function pa_simple_write(). 
>> Aborting.
>> It's shot me down on every manjaro based distro I've tried.  Others have 
>> seemed to get speech in console, but I can't seem to make it happen.  Vinux 
>> has
>> it, and if i have to i'll put vinux on both machines, but that seems a 
>> little nuts.  I like vinux, and am using it now, but would also like the
>> opportunity to work with these other distros.  I've been able to install my 
>> favorite programs, but trying to use them from a terminal just doesn't read
>> well, so I need the console.
>> Oh, and before someone says google it, I've done that for a week.  Nothing 
>> helps.  LOL!
>> Mark Peveto
>> Registered Linux user number 600552
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