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Re: Adjusting Speech Rate emacspeak 36.0



Hello Christopher,

I'm home on my computer now.

I opened aptitude  - all it says in the repository is emacspeak 32.0.1-ppa 3

That's the one that installed without any user intervention at all.

I do sudo dpkg -l and I get the same thing.

I don't know any other way to see if I successfully installed emacspeak 36.0.

I guess I could uninstall emacspeak and then compile again, but I think I better leave well enough alone unless it starts not working or going into an endless loop like it does when I try installing a lisp library item.

David




=30=


On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:48 PM, Christopher Chaltain <chaltain@gmail.com> wrote:
On what system did you install Emacspeak? I haven't gotten Emacspeak to
install properly from the Ubuntu repositories on my 64-bit systems,
Maverick, Natty and Precise. The scripts from Oralux have always worked
for me though.

On 15/06/12 17:17, David J Ring Jr wrote:
> Wonderful news!
>
> I just installed emacspeak from the Ubuntu repositories, and it came up
> playing music and speaking.  No additional work at all was required.
>
> I then upgraded to emacspeak 36.0 and the only thing I had to do was go
> to the speech servers folder and pick the correct linux-espeak folder,
> go inside and type make.  I also typed sudo make install just to be sure!
>
> I don't know how to confirm that I'm using the latest emacspeak as the
> command emacspeak -v doesn't give me a version number, but I'm still happy.
>
> One thing that I cannot do (yet) is change the speech rate for espeak.
>
> I tried C-e d 1 and C-e d 5 and C-d r 9 to see if the speech rate
> changed for espeak, but alas, it did not.  Emacspeak correctly announced
> "Speech rate set to level" followed by the correct number, but nothing
> changed.
>
> Do I have to save this or some how apply this setting somehow?
>
> I installed the elisp library from www.tromey.com/elpa/install by
> copying the appropriate section, putting it in the scratch butter and
> using the evaluate keys which are C-j.
>
> Unfortunately for some reason, when installing lisp libraries which
> require compiling, emacs retrieves the files, configures and then
> compiles them, but freezes.
>
> The good news is that when I kill emacs in another console (using
> Ubuntu) emacspeak ends, and when I start it up, the installed lisp
> program works correctly.  Obviously (so far) the compiling had been done
> but emacs / emacspeak hangs up forever until it is killed, but the lisp
> program so far has always worked.
>
> The fact that emacspeak works when being downloaded by Ubuntu is a great
> thing for those of us who are trying to progress by using this excellent
> program.  Congratulations to all who had a part in this great event.
>
> Would someone give me a URL or tell me how to adjust the speech rate
> when using espeak with emacspeak?
>
>
> If the problem is that I have to save the settings or apply the
> settings, would someone be so kind to tell me how to do this?
>
>
> On a hunch, I just went to the configuration settings.  I checked to see
> if the warning about not being able to save the settings was there
> because I hadn't eliminated the -q in the /usr/bin/emacspeak file. It
> wasn't, so I can save.
>
> I changed one setting, bad news.  emacspeak froze!
>
> I guess there is a log file somewhere.  :-)
>
> Thanks guys and gals!
>
> David Ring
> Green Harbor, MA USA
>
> =30=
>
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