Update on speech/media sounds
Linux for blind general discussion
blinux-list at redhat.com
Fri Aug 27 16:58:34 UTC 2021
On Fri, 27 Aug 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> I wrote an email here earlier asking about setting a USB card for speech and having my media playback come through the onboard sound card. There does not really seem to be a reliable way of doing this without pulse.
Apologies, I don't think I saw the original question.
I've not needed to use Pulse.
Assuming you are using speakup with espeak and espeakup, you can use the
ALSA_CARD environment variable to tell espeakup where to play audio.
Debian takes this one step further by having it definable in
Here's what it says:
# To choose audio output on another sound card, uncomment this and set as
# appropriate (either a card number or a card name as seen in CARD= alsa
# export ALSA_CARD=0
I have used this successfully on a multi-card machine, though not with
Note that I've also had issues using some USB cards which do not support
the sampling rate that espeak expects to use.
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