Janina Sajka writes: > Tim Cross writes: > > > > Personally, I find it necessary to build espeak from the dev sources and modify > > the espeak makefile so that it links against pulseaudio rather than > > protaudio. The default debian/ubuntu build is linked against portaudio, which I > > find makes espeak more sluggish and unresponsive than necessary. Others have > > reported never geting pulsaudio working reliably and I seem to be alone in > > this, but it works really well for me (I now use pulsaudio for ViaVoice > > outlouad as well and no longer require any .asoundrc file). > > > Interesting. I can see how this could work for Emacspeak users just as > it does for Orca. > > > Unfortunately, for those of us who also use Speakup, pulse audio isn't > an option inasmuch as it truncates audio output as soon as one switches > consoles, e.g. Alt-F2. > I've never used speakup, so can't comment on that. > > It's actually quite quaint in how it resumes playing the stream exactly > where it was interrupted when you return to the original console. > > But there's another reason why I don't see pulseaudio being acceptable > as an adequate solution, namely that it denies audio device access to > root. Go figure. /dev/vcs* isn't denied to root, but audio is. May you > never see the dreaded "Give root password for system maintenance." This must be a distribution configuration thing. I just tried the following and both worked without issue. While logged into an X session, opened an xterm and did sudo su - to get a root prompt. I was then able to use aplay to play a wav file with no problems. I then, from the X terminal, while logged in as just myself did a straight su - to get a root shell and was able to access the sound device without problems. However, if I logged into a virtual console as root directly, I could not access the sound device because I'm running alsa as a user process rather than a system process. On the other hand, if I just logged into root without being logged in as another user under a different console, the normal paulse user process would run and I would have access. Again, I believe this is configuration rather than pulse not allowing root access. This is all on a Xubuntu 10.11 system. Tim > > > Janina > -- Tim Cross Information Technology University of New England Phone: +61 2 6773 3210 Mobile: 0428 212217 Fax: +61 2 6773 3424 E-Mail: email@example.com Web: http://www.une.edu.au/itd --- Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments. See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius (and a lot of courage) to move in the opposite direction. âAlbert Einstein ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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