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Re: Problem with eflite, emacspeak, and Debian



Thanks for the tip about removing the emacspeak.mp3, this did get rid of the
process speaker not running error, but the "I810_audio: " messages still
persist after running emacspeak.

In the event that it may be helpful, here are my envirenment variable
settings as found in /etc/emacspeak.conf:

IF [...
DTK_PROGRAM=    # Nothing here by default
FI
DTK_PORT=/dev/audio
DTK_TCL=/usr/bin/eflite
DTK_DEVICE="eflite"     # Is this line correct?

Also, is the stdiom.tar.gz package still needed if not running ViaVoice?

Thanks again...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert J. Chassell" <bob@rattlesnake.com>
To: "Shawn Donaldson" <sdonaldson@sensoryaccess.com>
Cc: <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: Problem with eflite, emacspeak, and Debian


>    I set my sources.list file to point to "testing", and then ran the =
>    following:
>     ...
>
>    I set DTK_PORT=3D/dev/audio, and ensured that permissions were set to =
>    allow access to the sound device.
>
>    after starting emacspeak, I get the familiar "Precess Speaker Not =
>    Running" error.
>
> It looks like you ran apt-get OK, although I am told all you need to
> install are the two packagtes:
>
>     apt-get install eflite
>     apt-get install emacspeak
>
> Your error message says:
>
>     I810_audio: drain_dac, dma timeout?
>     I810_audio: dma overrun on write
>     I810_audio: CIV 12, LVI 10, hwptr c00, count -240
>
> I don't know anything about sound.  However, from the message
> references to `dma timeout', the error message suggests a problem
> about the relationship between the core of your system and the sound
> card.  But I have not the foggiest idea what.
>
> A sound card problem suggests that my following notes are irrelevant.
> But maybe they will be helpful.  This is what I did to enable my
> system to work using apt-get in a Debian testing distribution,
> including removal of a link to emacspeak.mp3 that prevented my process
> speaker from running:
>
>     2002 Aug 31
>
>     I commented out all of the default  /etc/emacspeak.conf
>     and added the following to it:
>
>         ## for eflite
>         export EMACS_UNIBYTE=1
>         export DTK_TCL=/usr/bin/eflite
>
>     Define the /usr/bin/emacspeak shell script like this:
>
>     #!/bin/sh
>     # emacspeak - execute emacs with speech enhancements
>     #$Id: emacspeak.sh.def,v 15.0 2001/11/20 20:05:30 raman Exp $
>         if [ -f /etc/emacspeak.conf ]
>         then
>         . /etc/emacspeak.conf
>     fi
>
>     if [ -f ~/.emacs ]
>     then
>             INITSTR="-l ~/.emacs"
>     fi
>
>     CL_ALL=""
>     for CL in $* ; do
>             if [ "$CL" = "-o" ]; then
>                     DTK_PROGRAM=outloud
>                     export DTK_PROGRAM
>             elif [ "$CL" = "-q" ]; then
>                     INITSTR=""
>             else
>                     CL_ALL="$CL_ALL $CL"
>             fi
>     done
>
>     export EMACS_UNIBYTE=1
>
>     exec emacs -q  --no-site-file \
>       --eval '(setq load-path (cons "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp"
load-path))'\
>       --eval '(setq load-path \
>                (cons "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak" load-path))'\
>       --eval '(setq load-path \
>                (cons "/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/lisp"
load-path))'\
>       -l /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/lisp/emacspeak-setup.el \
>       -fn 10x20 -bg darkblue -fg white -geometry 80x48                \
>       -name 'Emacspeak' -T 'Emacspeak'                                \
>       $INITSTR $CL_ALL
>
>       #### end /usr/bin/emacspeak ####
>
> [I don't know why I `export EMACS_UNIBYTE=1' twice; that act is
> probably a harmless mistake.]
>
>     When I have an
>
>         /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/sounds/
>
>     directory with a link to emacspeak.mp3 in it, no process speaker
>     starts.
>
>     I removed
>
>         /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/emacspeak/sounds/emacspeak.mp3
>
>     which was installed by Debian and most things work.  (I have
>     trouble with the help functions.)
>
> --
>     Robert J. Chassell                         Rattlesnake Enterprises
>     http://www.rattlesnake.com                  GnuPG Key ID: 004B4AC8
>     http://www.teak.cc                             bob@rattlesnake.com
>
>


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