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Re: Emacspeak with Espeak on Ubuntu doesn't work



Just once, I'd like to try e-speak with alsa just to see what the
difference is.  I have never ever had a problem with latency in it and
I run Linux virtually atop a windows installation on an aging desktop.
 I have used Pulse from the start through Vinux.  The only issue I had
was with E-speak cutting out the final syllable of a line or link in
emacspeak and chopping off characters when navigating in emacs using
c-f and
c-b.  I solved this by upgrading from e-speak 1.3 to 1.4 and
installing libsonic which, mysteriously, seems to work in conjunction
with e-speak somehow in this setup.  I didn't even have to build from
source.  I used apt-get in a console.  It took like five minutes tops
if that.  I just did a one liner:

sudo apt-get install libsonic; sudo apt-get install e-speak

I did have to get speakup to rebuild from source but this was done
with a special shell script in my distro that basically rebuilds all
your accessible software installations for you with just one command.
I ran this thing, rebooted and, when I brought up Emacspeak again,
there were no choppy syllables, no sliced off characters and
everything worked beautifully.  About the only gripe I have is that
the volume can inexplicably drop in certain situations like the
customizations groups.  Indentation by tone has never worked for me
but, changingback to verbal indentation announcement was easy and
painless and works just great.  As for the volume issue, c-e c-s
solves the problem quickly and effectively and I can just keep going
on about my business.  What does alsa do that pulse audio doesn't?  I
was under the impression that Pulse was the successor to Alsa.

Regards,
Alex M

On 2/24/11, Steve Holmes <steve@holmesgrown.com> wrote:
> Out of curiousity, if portaudio is the culprate with espeak, can one
> merely compile espeak now and leave portaudio out completely? I
> thought espeak depended on it internally to even compile.  Can one
> clarify? I might be interested in evaluating pulse again if things are
> all that much better now.
>
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 06:17:21PM -0500, Jude DaShiell wrote:
>> /etc/asound.state line 9 I think where pulse audio is mentioned needs
>> commenting out.On Tue, 22 Feb 2011, Steve Holmes wrote:
>>
>> > Yeah, get rid of pulse! I never hear anything good about pulse audio.
>> > I know Ubuntu forces it on you guys though.  So I don't know how to
>> > get around this.  I Use ALSA exclusively here on my Arch linux system
>> > and it works pretty well.  I only have one particular issue with the
>> > espeak server and emacspeak and that's to do with changing pitch when
>> > arrowing over individual letters in a file.  It doesn't change pitch
>> > like I want.
>> >
>> > On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 04:58:29PM -0500, Francisco Javier Dorado
>> > Mart?nez wrote:
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>> > > Hi all
>> > >
>> > > I am an Emacs/Emacspeak beginner
>> > > I have decided to install Emacspeak 33.0 Stardog. The installation
>> > > went OK
>> > > but when I try to play with Espeak the audio comes too late, or cuts a
>> > > lot.
>> > > Does anyone have Espeak server working OK?
>> > >
>> > > I have compiled Espeak to use Pulseaudio, routed the alsa sound to
>> > > Pulse
>> > > in ~/.asoundrc
>> > > but nothing seems to fix the problem.
>> > >
>> > > I have Ubuntu 10.10 distribution, AMD64 machine.
>> > >
>> > > Any clue would be appreciated.
>> > >
>> > > Thanks in advance
>> > >
>> > > Javier
>> > >
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