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Re: Emacspeak with eSpeak losing speech on Vinux 4



In my particular case, I have the following two situations:

I have Vinux 4 64-bit running in a VM. I'm running Emacs24 and Emacspeak 37. I'm using my own version of eSpeak 1.47 that I compiled myself using the runtime option. I did this to keep from losing the last syllable when using eSpeak. Further note that I set it up this way before the eSpeak package in Vinux 4 was updated to also use the runtime option. I'm running Emacs on the desktop, and I have no issues whatsoever with eSpeak.

On my netbook running Vinux 4 32-bit, I'm running Emacs24 and Emacspeak 37. I'm using the eSpeak that's now shipped with Vinux 4, which is eSpeak 1.47. I don't have the situation with the dropped syllables, but I do lose speech shortly after starting Emacspeak. It doesn't look like the Emacspeak eSpeak server is crashing. I'm also running Emacs on the desktop.

Vinux 4 is based on Ubuntu 12.04.

I'm curious why I get one behavior on one system and another behavior on the other. One thing I can try is to compile my own version of eSpeak on my 32-bit netbook, but I'd like to see if I could use the system wide eSpeak and eliminate one thing from my to do list every time I install a new system.


On 05/10/2013 06:17 PM, John Joseph Morgan wrote:
I see this too with espeak. It seems to go away when I run emacspeak with espeak under the root user.
I have gnome started with orca at boot up. Is gnome and orca interfering somehow with a non-root user's use of espeak?
John

On May 10, 2013, at 6:43 PM, Tim Cross <tcross@une.edu.au> wrote:


You can just use the dmesg command in a terminal.

I also see the regular loss of speech with espeak. I have never been
able to track down the issue, though I tend to get distracted with other
things when I try. I don't see this crashing with speechd or with espeak
and speech-dispatcher generally. It is limited to the emacspeak espeak
interface.

I find disabling character echo can help a bit. Otherwise, I've just
gotten use to hitting C-e C-s to restart espeak when it stops
responding.

I have noticed that I don't see this issue with the experiments I've
done that don't use tcl as the interface language. So it could be that
the problem is in the tcl layer, but this is just more guesswork.

Tim


On Fri, 2013-05-10 at 11:50 +1000, Jason White wrote:
Christopher Chaltain <chaltain@gmail.com> wrote:

I don't see this file on this system. It's a Ubuntu based system.

Ubuntu keeps diverging from every other Linux distribution in a growing
variety of ways.

Try /var/log/syslog. I don't have an Ubuntu-based system so I'm guessing here.

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