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Re: "process speaker not running"

I had the same problem when installing my accent server.  In fact, it still
isn't working right.

Anyway, one of the errors I encountered was that the documentation said to
set 2 environment variables.  With the help of a sighted friend who was
really knowledgeable with Linux determined that without specifying the
complete path for the synthesiser it would work.

Not sure if this will work as it's a different voice box ...
good luck.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stuart Allie <Stuart.Allie@hydro.com.au>
To: 'emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu' <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Date: February 3, 2000 5:47
Subject: "process speaker not running"

>I've just downloaded and installed the following:
>mbrola_server and mbrola voices
>festival, including the festlex and festvox packages
>All of these were installed from rpms.
>Festival works fine both in tts mode and interactively, using the mbrola
>However, when I run emacspeak, it gets to a point where I get an error
>message saying "process speaker not running" and then hangs. (It really
>hangs - hitting meta-x just produces a beep as does selecting anything from
>the menus. I have to kill the process to get out.)
>I've tried setting the dtk-program default to "outloud", using the
>DTK-PROGRAM environment variable, and seveal other guesses, but nothing
>works. I get the same error message trying to use mbrola.
>Outloud works fine when I run "tcl
>/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/outloud" - at least I get a voice
>saying something like "Via Voice by IBM, welcome to eMAKspeak."
>It seems I am missing something vital in the installation or setup, but I
>have followed the instructions. For the record, I have an ESS Solo 1 sound
>card, running under RedHat 6.1. To be honest, I'm not sure which sound
>driver module I have as I've only just installed 6.1 and it autodetected
>configures the sound setup. Every other program that uses sound works fine.
>Any help would be appreciated.
>BTW - I am *really* looking forward to using emacspeak.
>Thanks in advance,
>Stuart Allie
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