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Sounds like you may need to update your ldconf configuration. The
software dectalk installer puts the shared libraries in /usr/local/lib
(I think). On many systems, ld is not configured to search this
directory for shared libraries. 

Try editing /etc/ld.so.conf and adding /usr/local/lib (or wherever the
dtk soft shared libraries are) and then run ldconf and try the say
program again.

Note that being closed source is not of any significance in
determining what shared libraries are needed etc. The error message
indicates the error occured while trying to load libtts.so - this is
the shared library it cannot find. Find the directory where this
library is and add it to ld.so.conf (don't forget to run ldconf
afterwards).

There is also a very handy utility for testing to see if a program can
find all the shared libraries it needs called ldd. If you run ldd with
the name of the binary as its argument, it will print a list of shared
libraries used and whether they have been resolved or not.

Tim
>>>>> "Janina" == Janina Sajka <janina@afb.net> writes:

 Janina> I downloaded the RT for Linux and ran the installer. I can't
 Janina> even get to first base, though. Running the 'say' program
 Janina> does NOT speak, but rather returns: say: error while loading
 Janina> shared libraries: libtts.so: cannot open shared object file:
 Janina> No such file or directory

 Janina> Of course, being closed source, I have no notion of what
 Janina> object or shared library. I certainly have a libtts.so in
 Janina> /usr/local/lib. This is happening both with ALSA and OSS, in
 Janina> both Red Hat 8.0 and Red Hat Phoebe installations. Anyone
 Janina> else seen this? Is there a cure short of disputing the credit
 Janina> card charge?

 Janina> Tim Cross writes:
 >> From: Tim Cross <tcross@pobox.une.edu.au>
 >> 
 >> 
 >> I am assuming you have been able to execute the "say" demo program
 >> which comes with the software dectalk and you have compiled the
 >> tcldtk shared library in the software-dtk directory.
 >> 
 >> Have you followed the instructions in the emacspeak Makefile? In
 >> particular the following section
 >> 
 >> ,---- | # Assuming you're using dtk-exp: | # Check that the
 >> dtk-exp can be run by typing | # tcl <emacspeak-dir>/dtk-exp | #
 >> You should hear the Dectalk speak and get a TCL prompt if
 >> everything is okay.  | # Next, check that your serial port is
 >> working correctly, and that your stty | # settings are
 >> correct. You can do this by executing the following sequence | #
 >> of TCL commands in the TCL session you just started: | #q {this is
 >> a test. }; d | # should speak the text within the braces.  | # s |
 >> # The above command stops speech.  `----
 >> 
 >> For the software dectalk, you would need the server "dtk-soft"
 >> instead of "dtk-exp"
 >> 
 >> There is no specific instructions for setting up the software
 >> dectalk and emacspeak as far as I know. However, the procedures
 >> for setting up any of the emacspeak speech servers are all fairly
 >> similar and you should be able to work it out.
 >> 
 >> If you can't get it to work, then you need to post more specific
 >> details. In particular
 >> 
 >> 1. What have you set the various emacspeak related environment
 >> variables to (see the Makefile and info documentation for
 >> details).
 >> 
 >> 2. What is in your .emacs file.
 >> 
 >> 3. How are you starting emacspeak.
 >> 
 >> >>>>> "Alireza" == Alireza Darvishy <adiy@tiscalinet.ch> writes:
 >> 
 Alireza> Hello, I could install Linux redhat, Dectalk RT for Linux on
 Alireza> my machine. I tryed to install emacspeak. By calling
 Alireza> emacspeak, the emacs comes without any speech output and an
 Alireza> error indicating that speech-server is not ready....  Than I
 Alireza> tryed to call speech-server, but I get the following
 Alireza> text-output: " calling tts startup..."  And than nothings
 Alireza> comes.
 >>
 Alireza> My questions: 1. Could somebody on this list tell me, what I
 Alireza> should check/configure in order to run the speech-server
 Alireza> alone and with emacspeak?  2. Is there any documentation for
 Alireza> configuring decktalk software, speech-server and emacspeak?
 >>
 Alireza> I really appreciate your help.  Thanks again in advance.
 >>
 Alireza> Alireza
 >>
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 >> 
 >> -- 
 >> Tim Cross Senior Analyst/Programmer Applications Group -
 >> Information Technology University of New England Phone: +61 2 6773
 >> 3210 Fax: +61 2 6773 3424 E-Mail: tcross@pobox.une.edu.au Web:
 >> http://www.une.edu.au/itd/systems/systems.html
 >> ---
 >> "The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts
 >> agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer
 >> professionals.  We cause accidents."  -Nathaniel Borenstein
 >> 
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 Janina> --
	
 Janina> 				Janina Sajka, Director
 Janina> Technology Research and Development Governmental Relations
 Janina> Group American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

 Janina> Email: janina@afb.net Phone: (202) 408-8175

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Tim Cross
Senior Analyst/Programmer
Applications Group - Information Technology
University of New England
 Phone: +61 2 6773 3210
   Fax: +61 2 6773 3424
E-Mail: tcross@pobox.une.edu.au
   Web: http://www.une.edu.au/itd/systems/systems.html
---
"The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, 
is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. 
We cause accidents."                             -Nathaniel Borenstein


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