Misconfiguration of Emacspeak 6.0
Dave Hunt writes:
> I am running the subject version of Emacspeak on a
> Slackware machine,
First of all upgrade to 7.0--
I'm not going to support 6.0 now that 7.0 is out.
> using either the Doubletalk or the BNS driver, depending on what I'm
> testing. After much trial and error, I have a working system, but
> still have some misconfigurations. Perhaps, you readers can help?
> When using W3, there are often web pages accompanied by
> an error about
Submit W3 bugs especially things like color spaces to the W3 list.
> undefined RGB values. I'm using the "rgb.txt" that was part of my
> 'emacs-19.34.no-x.elf" Emacs archive. In some cases, the page
> displays anyway. In others, the error seems fatal. Do I need an
> updated "rgb.txt"? Do I modify the function
> When attempting to use the 'c-e c-r' combination to bring up a
> terminal session, I always get the message "symbol's function value is
> voide- copy-face'. To what should this be bound? It seems I'm
> missing a function.
You are probably running an older emacs with newer libraries
--perhaps some dragged along by W3.
If you are using any version of W3 later than 3.086, first
upgrade to emacs 20.2
> If I start a terminal session by doing 'm-x term <ret>', No output is
> ever spoken. I'm not sure whether the process is taking
> my input,
Could be one of:
1) a problem with your speech server
2) did the terminal start up at all --perhaps it didn't
because of the previous error
> either. I have a feeling this is related to my problem with Shell
> mode. When running an FTP session, for instance, None of the
> command's output is spoken. When reading the shell
> buffer, I notice
You may have comint autospeak turned off see C-e C-q and the
online documentation on emacspeak-comint-toggle-autospeak
> my input, but not the FTP command's output. There isn't even a way to
> tell when the transfer is complete. I've tried selecting
If the output is not appearing in the shell buffer at all
then your comint mode is misconfigured and this is not an
> maximum output", "one window", etc. Nothing works. Why just the FTP
> command? The output of "make" scripts, directory listings, irc
> sessions, pings, and so on is, excepting for some well-known
> handshaking problems with the speech device, spoken.
> This brings me to my final issue; that is, with Gnus. Under some
> conditions I don't quite understand, this program, or Emacspeak's
> support for it, raises a fatal error involving the value of the symbol
> 'face-list'. I've not known the error to happen when, either Gnus is
> the first thing started, or when Rmail is running. Is
> this a clue? I
Again this is symptomatic of conflicting libraries --
gnus in emacs 19.3x drags along some libraries which get
duplicated by W3 pulling along newer ones.
Just upgrade to emacs20.
> have other problems with Gnus, but they don't involve the presence of
> Emacspeak, so, I'll direct those elsewhere.
Neither is the above related to emacspeak.
> The Emacspeak approach to this Linux machine shows such great promise,
> that, in spite of the numerous errors, I'm still a convert! Try doing
> any serious editing with a BNS running Brlterm:). With the help of
> those on this list, I should soon have an Emacspeak workstation
> working as best it can be.
Wish you luck.
> Dave Hunt, Customer Service Representative,
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