Hi Tim, Thanks for the response. 1.The value of emacspeak-play-emacspeak-startup-icon is `t' 2. The sound file emacspeak.mp3 is in the sounds subdirectory of emacspeak. 3. mplayer can play this fine but not `aplay' which is my auditory icon player. In fact trying to run aplay on emacspeak.mp3 creates a horrible racket! Let us quietly drop this thread, since it is of no consequence. Cheers. Kalyan Tim Cross writes: > > 1. Check the value of emacspeak-play-emacspeak-startup-icon. It needs to be 't' > to have the icon played. > > 2. Check that the sound file is in the correct location. > > 3. Try playing the sound file to make sure it works > > As there are no error messages in the messages buffer output you posted, I > doubt the problem is because emacspeak cannot find the audio file or cannot > play it for some reason. My bet is that the value ov > emacspeak-play-emacspeak-startup-icon is nil rather than t. > > Tim > > Kalyan Mukherjea writes: > > Hi Tim, > > I think the samall problem I wish to discuss has some relevance with > > what you wrote about loading emacspeak before anything else. > > > > I have been using emacspeak for almost 4 years starting from > > emacspeak-14. Except for this version on a Red Hat linux box, I have > > never heard the emacspeak startup icon: > > > > "This is emacspeak" spoken with Bach's Tocata & Fugue playing in the > > background. > > > > I am running a Fedora Core 3 setup and could not find anything under > > the /etc/ directory with emacs. But obviously the Fedora does some > > work when I start emacspeak because when I look at the *Messages* > > buffer (attached below) on line 24 there is mention of some RedHat specific functions > > being loaded > > But the top of the *Messages* buffer starts with the emacspeak startup > > file. > > > > Obviously your script is tailored for the debian distro. Does anybody > > feel like helping out? > > > > The problem is a trivial complaint but it would be nice to get the > > startup "jingle" back. > > Indeed I had forgotten about it and remembered only when a few days > > ago I ran > > the Oralux Live CD to help a blind person get started on linux etc. > > TIA. > > Cheers. > > Kalyan > > > > This is the *Messages* buffer immediately after I start emacspeak: > > > > > > (emacs -q -l /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/lisp/emacspeak-setup.el -l /home/kalyan/.emacs) > > Loading disp-table...done > > Loading tool-bar...done > > Loading image...done > > Loading tooltip...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/lang-coding-systems-init.el (source)... > > Loading encoded-kb...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/lang-coding-systems-init.el (source)...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/php-mode-init.el (source)...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/po-mode-init.el (source)...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/psgml-init.el (source)...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/python-mode-init.el (source)...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/rpm-spec-mode-init.el (source)...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/w3m-init.el (source)...done > > For information about the GNU Project and its goals, type C-h C-p. > > Loading cl-macs...done > > Note: file is write protected > > Loading emacspeak... > > Loading cl-extra...done > > Loading emacspeak-loaddefs (source)... > > Note: file is write protected > > Loading emacspeak-loaddefs (source)...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/lisp/emacspeak-cus-load.el (source)...done > > Loading /usr/libexec/emacs/21.3/i386-redhat-linux/fns-21.3.1.el (source)...done > > Loading bytecomp...done > > Loading byte-opt...done > > Loading emacspeak...done > > Loading voice-setup...done > > Loading voice-setup...done > > Loading replace... > > ad-handle-definition: `occur-mode-goto-occurrence' got redefined > > ad-handle-definition: `occur-next' got redefined > > ad-handle-definition: `occur-prev' got redefined > > Loading replace...done > > Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/sounds/default-8k/define-theme.el (source)...done > > Loading /home/kalyan/.emacspeak/.dictionary...done > > Loading font-lock... > > Loading regexp-opt...done > > Loading font-lock...done > > Loading edmacro...done > > Loading vm-vars...done > > Loading cl-seq...done > > Loading vm-w3m (compiled; note, source file is newer)...done > > Loading /home/kalyan/emacspeak.el (source)...done > > Turned on auditory icons > > -- > Tim Cross > email@example.com > > There are two types of people in IT - those who do not manage what they > understand and those who do not understand what they manage. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help"
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