Kalyan Mukherjea <email@example.com> writes: > 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 > > 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". I _think_ this message is very generic, meaning that it could be many things including a bad speech server, problems with the engine, and so on. One thing you might try is to restart the server with C-e C-s. Intermittent problems are terribly difficult to diagnose in my experience and sometimes the work-arounds are the best solution. > 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. This has been my experience. After this message pops up Emacs is well and truly stuck. If this is the case I don't think my above solution with restarting the server will work. For me, I have to switch to a console and kill Emacs. > 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". Emacs has a commandline option --fullscreen. I run Emacs under X without a window manager. Emacs is launched from my ~/.xsession file with the following line: exec emacs --debug-init --fullscreen All of my emacspeak setup is done from my ~/.emacs file. I hope at least some of this was useful. rdc -- Robert D. Crawford firstname.lastname@example.org There must be at least 500,000,000 rats in the United States; of course, I never heard the story before. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "email@example.com" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help".
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