How to start Espeakup before login

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Oct 17 16:14:56 UTC 2022


in Slint if requested espeakup is started just before logging in, so the user
hears the end of the startup sequence, as pasted below for instance:

<pasted lines>
ALSA_CARD not set in /etc/espeakup.conf, using the default.
Voice not set in /etc/espeakup.conf, LANG=fr_FR.utf8, using fr for espeakup.
Starting espeakup with voice fr
No speakup settings saved for espeakup, so nothing to restore.

Welcome to Slint 15.0 Linux 5.19.16 on tty1
ici login: didier
Last login: Mon Oct 17 15:17:06 on tty1
Linux 5.19.16.

May you live in uninteresting times.
                -- Chinese proverb

didier at ici:~$
<end of pasted lines>

A startup script does this, if executable.

I assume that this can be done in a system using systemd (Slint does not), but
have to let knowledgeable people tell you how.


Le 17/10/2022 à 17:47, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> Hi,
> I decided to switch to with systemctl. But one problem I am
> getting is that before logging in, I do not get speech from espeakup. So I had
> to resort to using the Then after logged in, I can then switch
> to a tty window and Espeakup will speak only because I am logged in in
> Any help on where I can set Espeakup to start even before log in, so that I can
> switch to without problem? I am on Arch Linux, but I am sure
> any system using systemd can work just the same.
> TIA,
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