console speech

Alonzo Cuellar mariachiac at
Sun May 29 17:53:28 UTC 2016


My thoughts. Pulse Audio has more functionality then Alsa. Alsa is great 
for a low level system meaning only command line access. If you run a 
graphical environment you will not be able to get discovery of sound 
automatically unless of course you write some sort of scripts for Alsa.

I happen to think though that when Pulse Audio was beginning to be upon 
the Linux community most of us who used Espeakup relied on Alsa 
heaviely. Now its a bit of a problem for a user who wants the desktop 

Thats just what I see.


On 05/26/2016 09:32 AM, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Once pulseaudio is purged, try powering off the system then start the 
> system up again and find out what happens.  If everything works, the 
> system will reconfigure to account for the absence of pulseaudio and 
> you should have speech back again once that happens.
> On Thu, 26 May 2016, Mark Peveto wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 03:32:44
>> From: Mark Peveto <southernprince73 at>
>> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> Subject: Re: console speech
>> Tried, but it totally jacked up my sound after that.  I'm having to 
>> reinstall again.
>> On 05/25/2016 01:58 PM, 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
>>>>> Registered Linux user number 600552
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