console speech

Eric Oyen eric.oyen at
Wed May 25 19:32:58 UTC 2016

yes, google is your friend, but it can sometimes create more hassle than it's worth. Like giving you 30 million hits for a search and having none of what you need be on the first 5 pages. Believe me, I have had that happen more than once.

I have no issues with pulse audio myself, but then, I am running on ubuntu 14.10 LTS on my other laptop.


On May 25, 2016, at 11:58 AM, Jude DaShiell wrote:

> 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
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