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Re: What am I missing


It seems the command line ViaVoice test scripts are installed by
the sdk and not the rtk, so he may not have them as the latest
emacspeak works with only the rtk installed.

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Tim Cross wrote:

> Well, it could be any number of things. You need to establish exactly
> what is working. The first thing you should do is make sure that
> viavoice is working properly. If you look in
> /usr/lib/ViaVoiceTTS/samples/cmdlinespeak you will find a sample
> program which you can run to verify via-voice is installed correctly
> etc.
> If that works, the next step is to test the emacspeak driver. If you
> look in the emacspeak Makefile you will see some instructions on how
> to test the d\river. If that works, then we need to check out your
> emacspeak installation more closely. 
> Here are some common problems to watch out for -
> 1. Do you have permission to access the sound device? A common symptom
> here is that you can run the viavoice test program as root and it
> works find, but it won't work as a non-root user. Most recent linux
> distributions have a group you need to be a member of in order to
> access certain devices like the sound device. I think from memory that
> Mandrake has an "audio" group and you need to be a member of that
> group to get any audio output. Check the Mandrake manual. 
> 2. Many (most) modern Linux distributions install tcl, but do not
> install extended tcl. Make shure you have installed extended tcl. A
> symptom of missing extended tcl is that the test of the emacspeak
> driver (in this case outloud) will return errors about not being able
> to find tcl. 
> 3. The drivers for the viavoice software speech synth rely on a small
> c++ program which may need to be compiled. Check you have a file
> called tcleci.so in the servers/linux-outloud directory of the
> emacspeak installation. If you don't, then you need to compile the
> tcleci.cpp program in the servers/linux-outloud directory by running
> make and then make install.
> If after all of this it still will not work, then post to the list
> again with an outline of what you did and any error/diagnostic
> messages which might help track down your problem.
> Tim
> >>>>> "Pete" == Pete Sinnott <pete_sinnott@image47.com> writes:
>     Pete> Hi, I have installed all of the ViaVoice packages and
>     Pete> Emacspeak 16.  When I load Emacspeak I get the voice message
>     Pete> "this is emacspeak" .  The compile-Log tells me Press C-h
>     Pete> C-e to get an overview of emacsapeak 16.0 I am completely
>     Pete> operational, and all circuits are functioning perfectly!  I
>     Pete> do not hear any sound.  It would appear the system is not
>     Pete> working or am I missing something.
>     Pete> Pete
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