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Re: problem with fonix DECtalk on Dell D-400 under Fedora core 1



Hi, which type of sound card modules are you using alsa or oss?
I noticed the Dectalk Software works very strangely with oss on Fedora Core
1. When I recompiled the kernel and used alsa instead the Dectalk pitch and
speed issue went away.
I noticed on Fedora Core 3 since it already has alsa by default the Dectalk
works fine out of the box.
My suggestion to fix your issue is to change from a oss soundcard module to
an alsa one.
Hth.

----- Original Message -----
From: "RAYNER Peter" <peter.rayner@cea.fr>
To: <emacspeak@cs.vassar.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 3:50 AM
Subject: problem with fonix DECtalk on Dell D-400 under Fedora core 1


> I realize this is, technically, not an emacspeak problem, although it
> is making emacspeak unusable.
> Speech is being rendered  at double speed and double pitch.
> The audio device on this machine is an I810.  Looking at the driver
> comments it seems to require 16-bit stereo samples.  both "say" and
> the dtk-soft tcl script don't generate these by default.  Whether
> there's an option for doing this isn't clear (the copy of the software
> I collected from fonix didn't have the library documented, presumably
> because it's a run-time not development version).
>
> Options I see are:
> Find fix for I810 driver.
>
> hack dtk-soft to divide speed and pitch by two.  I've tested this for
> speed but couldn't do it for pitch.
>
> Try to use the sox library downstream of libtts.  I don't know if this
> is possible.
>
> Any alternatives?
>
> As a more general comment, this is the third Laptop on which I've
> installed Linux and the audio hardware has been by far the largest
> problem each time.  I wonder if screen users also find those a
> problem?
> cheers
> Peter
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