I need to get speakup to wirk. Suggestions?
Linux for blind general discussion
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Mon Jul 31 21:02:24 UTC 2017
Speakup is a kernel module. Since you're using Ubuntu - it's probably
already available, so you don't need to install it separately.
Furthermore, it's no longer distributed as a separate package, but it's
included in the Linux Kernel itself, so you've probably downloaded
something very old.
If you don't have /dev/softsynth (espeakup says it couldn't find it)
it's probably that speakup module is not loaded. Load it with:
sudo modprobe speakup_soft
To have this done automatically on startup, do:
sudo echo speakup_soft > /etc/modules-load.d/speakup.conf
Speechd-up is an interface between speakup and speech-dispatcher.
Espeakup is similar, but it uses the espeak library.
If you want to use espeak - you can stick with espeakup. If you want to
use other synthesizers - you can't use espeakup, but you have to use
speech-dispatcher, i. e. speechd-up.
Orca uses speech-dispatcher for it's speech output, for example.
So, after you load the speakup kernel module, go to a graphical terminal and do:
If it says ""command not found", find where it is with:
and include the full path, e. g.:
Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 03:29:35PM -0500
> I'm trying to use speakup with espeakup.
> Espeakup says: "Unable to open the soft synth device: no such file or
> I thought I'd installed speakup, but typing it gives "command not found".
> I just downloaded a speakup tarball (that took some digging). Running
> the makefile produces two errors that I don't understand.
> What is speachd-up? Do I need it in addition to speakup and espeakup?
> On 7/31/17, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Do you use espeakup or speechd-up, or some hardware synthesizer?
> > If you use espeakup or speechd-up, kill all instances and start it from the
> > graphical terminal with sudo.
> > Then, switch to some text console and log in - you probably won't have
> > speech on the login prompt.
> > --
> > Best wishes,
> > Zahari
> > Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> > Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 01:53:38PM -0500
> >> I'm using Orca on Ubuntu MATE. I want to use several terminal
> >> applications because I'm unsatisfied with the desktop apps I currently
> >> use.
> >> Orca's terminal support sucks.
> >> I've installed speakup, but it never runs when I switch to terminal.
> >> Any suggestions for fixes I might try? Thanks.
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