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Re: problem running espeak again



Robert D. Crawford writes:
 > Hi Tim,
 > 

 > I'll see about trying all of those.  My suspicion, likely wrong, is that
 > this could very well be a server issue.  Even after compiling espeak and
 > rebooting orca works fine.  The problem, initially, seems to only crop
 > up after emacspeak is inserted into the mix.  I had the same problem on
 > this Ubuntu 10.10 installation and never bothered to work it out.  orca
 > works fine with espeak but trying to use emacspeak is a no-go.  I solved
 > the problem by using ViaVoice.
 >

My suspicion is that the different architectures (orca/speech-dispatcher v
emacspeak-espeak) reveals the issue. I had not noticed any issues with espeak
until I needed to use it with emacspeak. When I did, the problem was resolved
by re-building espeak to use pulseaudio rather than portaudio. I don't use orca
or speech dispatcher and have found that espeak with emacspeak is pretty much
unusable unless espeak is re-built with the pulseaudio support. 
 
 > Did the steps I followed look correct?  I'm not forgetting something, am
 > I?  Next time, to keep things separate, maybe I'll install espeak to
 > /usr/local instead of the default of /usr.
 >

The steps looked correct. I also install espeak in the standard location
i.e. /usr and not /usr/local. The only difference I can see between your setup
and mine is that you are running vinux while I'm stock standard Ubuntu 11.04
and you have orca etc installed while I only have espeak. We seemt o be running
the same versions of espeak and built/installed in the same ways. 

Tim

 
 > Thanks for your help,
 > rdc
 > 
 > >
 > >
 > > Tim
 > >
 > > Robert D. Crawford writes:
 > >  > OK, so I've just installed 64 bit Vinux.  I'm running emacs 23.3 and
 > >  > emacspeak from svn.  Because I got the problems with clipped text in
 > >  > emacsepak I decided to recompile espeak.  Just like the last time I'm
 > >  > having problems that make things unusable.  As I type this I can hear
 > >  > the tts repeating fragments from the previous sentence.  Here are the
 > >  > steps I took to rebuild:
 > >  > 
 > >  > 1.  Download the source from the espeak site.
 > >  > 2. Uncompress, comment the portaudio line and uncomment the pulseaudio
 > >  > line.
 > >  > 3.  make, sudo make install
 > >  > 4.  sudo ldconfig
 > >  > 5.  cd /usr/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/servers/linux-espeak
 > >  > 6.  make clean
 > >  > 7.  make all
 > >  > 8.  restart the server
 > >  > 9.  text not clipped but speaks only fragments slowly
 > >  > 10.  Reboot
 > >  > 11. same problem
 > >  > 
 > >  > Text is spoken in orca properly.  What step did I leave out?  Surely
 > >  > these has to be something I did wrong.
 > >  > 
 > >  > Thanks for any help,
 > >  > rdc
 > >  > -- 
 > >  > Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw@gmail.com
 > >  > 
 > >  > Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish.
 > >  > 		-- Shakespeare, "Coriolanus"
 > >  > 
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 > -- 
 > Robert D. Crawford                                     robdcraw@gmail.com
 > 
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 > in the morning, and does not stop until you get to work.

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