console speech

Janina Sajka janina at
Thu May 26 07:39:39 UTC 2016

Do you really need pulse? Try just using alsa.

Mark Peveto writes:
> 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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