Update on speech/media sounds

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Fri Aug 27 17:06:46 UTC 2021

I should add that I ran this command to get the default-sink directive:
pacmd list-sinks | grep -e 'name:' -e 'index:'
        name: <alsa_output.usb-C-Media_Electronics_Inc._USB_Audio_Device-00.analog-stereo>
Upon looking further, I see espeakup.service doesn't call pulseaudio. So pulse wasn't running. That would be why I did not get speech output where I expected it. It does  not appear pulseaudio has a systemd unit:
Failed to enable unit: Unit file pulseaudio.service does not exist.
It looks like applications are supposed to call it directly. Which makes sense.
I'll edit the espeakup.service unit to call pulseaudio and see if that fixes the problem.
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From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com>
To: blinux-list at redhat.com
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 11:48:55 -0500
Subject: Update on speech/media sounds

> 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.
> So I installed pulse and ran Crhys's configure-pulse.sh script. I then edited /etc/pulse/default.pa with:
> set-default-sink alsa_output.usb-C-Media_Electronics_Inc._USB_Audio_Device-00.analog-stereo
> This did not work; speakup still came through the speakers connected to my onboard card.
> What else do I need to do?
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