Re: Accessibility frustrations

Yes, I had the same problem than you. Festival 1.95 only allows
connections from "localhost" as defined by its default configuration
file, but the code checking this only gets the first entry for a
hostname, so if you have something before localhost on your /etc/hosts
file, it fails. I think this is a bug on festival, but gnome-speech
festival backend should be more robust against this errors.


On 8/2/05, Nolan J. Darilek <nolan thewordnerd info> wrote:
> If this already exists then do let me know, but would it be possible
> to have better logging in Gnopernicus and the various GNOME
> accessibility components?
> Recently I had a situation where, after a fresh Ubuntu install,
> Gnopernicus stopped working. I had no idea why. The logs were claiming
> that speech was initialized, but nothing spoke. I don't think that
> Debian or Ubuntu include the test binaries, so I snagged the latest
> gnome-speech and tried building it . . .
> I'll save the long list of additional things I tried by skipping to
> the end. I'd added my computer's hostname after localhost in
> /etc/hosts to have it, not localhost, appear in my emacspeak window
> title . . . and I think this may have somehow caused Festival to start
> refusing connections, as the machine was no longer resolving to
> localhost (or, it was, but my computer's hostname was actually
> returned for lookups of
> I'll do more testing on this once I've gotten over the novelty of
> having a working machine again. :) Are there logs other than my
> .xsession-errors that might have helped me resolve this? Would it be
> possible to add such facilities, even if it means proxying application
> connections through some layer higher than festival to create the
> context of a logging facility? (I.e. gnome-speech opens a TCP
> connection and pipes all received data to whatever backend driver is
> in play, so if it refuses a connection then the refusal is logged by
> gnome-speech.) Or perhaps this is already possible? Admittedly, I'm
> not very familiar with CORBA and GNOME's use of it.
> And, because I don't want to send another message for a (hopefully)
> simple question . . . :) How can I have Gnopernicus work after sudo?
> If, for instance, I want to run gksu, synaptic and friends, currently
> any windows spawned after the sudo don't speak at all. I've enabled
> GNOME accessibility for root, but this doesn't seem like it's enough.
> Thanks.
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