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Re: Problem with DECtalk Software



I'm sending this back to the list so others can still take part.  On
my laptop, I'm currently using the standard OSS drivers that come with
the 2.4.21 kernel along with sb.o for the sb16 card.  Right now, I'm
trying a static kernel with all sound related modules compiled in.
Now I'm seeing that once inside of emacspeak and after exiting, my
machine seems to be ok but as soon as I try and start it up again
(emacspeak that is), then all locks up again!  This happened to me
twice this morning.  This never happens at home on my desktop running
slackware 9.1, kernel 2.4.24 with ALSA and an SB Live card.  I realize
these environments are different; one works well and the other is so
crash proned, I'm not sure I can ever use it productively.  I like
what I see of emacspeak so far and I like the portability of software
speech but reliability is key!

I wish I could find a precompiled version of flite/eflite around here
I could dump into this small laptop and see if it is more stable.

On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 09:58:13AM -0500, Arsalan Ahmad wrote:
> Hi, the onlytime my Redhat 9 system used to crsh with dectalk/emacspeak wss when there was some mismatch between sound drivers versions and OS vesion (ex. compiling an ALSA driver version for a linux vesion it was not intended for bu using the wrong version of linux source code). I was usually getting this when I forced the sound driver to be forcefully loaded even when it was complaining of unresolved symbols. 
> 
> I don't if this helps but I though I'bd put it out there.
> 
> Regards,
> Arsalan
> 
> Steve Holmes writes:
>  > I don't know if this is really a DECtalk Software issue or the
>  > software-dtk.so issue but quite often, it crashes my laptop
>  > particularly when the machine has been left alone and it has gone into
>  > "system standby" mode.  The problem seems to happen when I tap a key
>  > or whatever to "wake it back up" and then I lose speech and the whole
>  > machine locks up hard! I sure don't experience this often with linux.
>  > This is a Hitachi M12D laptop with 16 meg or RAM.  Yes, the memory is
>  > small, but this machine is cheap enough:).  I have the CVS version of
>  > Emacspeak from last Friday 01/30 and Slackware 9.1 distribution.  I
>  > tried both modules and statically compiled drivers for the built-in
>  > SB16 compatible sound card and with and without Speakup loaded and In
>  > all cases it still happens.  I will say that seems to happen more
>  > frequently when I alter the speech rate.  If I come into emacspeak
>  > with default values for rate,  I don't get the crash.
>  > 
>  > Any other experiences out there?
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