Hi David and Robert, David Ring writes: > Could anyone help me determine what my next step in seeing how I can get > this speaking? > Thanks, > David I have two linux boxes: an ancient FC3 linux running Emacs 21.3 and Emacspeak 25.0 revision 4289-4293 (Activedog). and a second box which is not yet fully functional where I have ubuntu 8.04, Emacs-22.1.1 and Emacspeak 29.0. Both systems currently use flite+ eflite for speech. The second system was installed with the objective of installing and running Voxin, FireVox etc. But this requires sighted help which has been difficult to obtain and hence it is a project still under construction. The FC3 system works beautifully, except that maybe once in 2months (I turn the machine off and on every day) when I start emacspeak (my slightly different command is given later) I hear the PC speaker beep and if there is a sighted person around I am told of the minibuffer message, "Process speaker not running". As in David's case, the message buffer does not indicate any errors. My solution is to shut down X (I run Emacspeak in a gnome session) and restart X. This has always worked fine. The same behaviour occurs on the ubuntu machine except there the message is: "Process speaker 1 not running" and the cure is exactly the same. If I try to run Emacs (sans speech) after "Process speaker not running" has appeared, Nothing can be done: each keystroke yields a beep from the PC speaker. Obviously I have not done this particular procedure for about 18 months which is when I lost all vision. I have seen this question asked here before but never seen a definitive answer. Possibly this is because, as far as I have experienced it, this is an intermittent problem and hence diagnosis is difficult. Finally this is the command which I use to start emacs with emacspeak: exec emacs -q -l /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/lisp/emacspeak-setup.el $INITSTR $CL_ALL I have one problem which is X specific: how do I start X and make sure that emacs will appear full screem obviating the necessity of bringing the emacs "into focus". My .xinitrc file simply says xrdb -load .Xdefaults /home/kalyan/emacspeak & exec gnome-session Sorry David I've been no help at all, but maybe my trick of restarting will work for you as well. Cheers. Kalyan ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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