Re: Problems with Fedora Core 4 /test-speech {festival/freeTTS}

On Wed, 2005-10-05 at 14:59 +0530, Aditya Pandey wrote:
> On normal Fedora Core 4 installation, gnome-speech/festival
> combination does not work due to some issues with festival-synthesis-
> driver. festival --server command dies as defunct.
> So I removed the GNOME_Speech_SynthesisDriver_Festival.server, and
> decided to install FreeTTS instead. 
> Reference:
> list/2005-May/msg00001.html

I had the same problem on FC4, so forcibly removed Festival. I installed
ibmtts (viavoice), and test-speech works fine now.

> While festival is installed well, and recompiled gnome-speech-0.3.8
> also takes up everything well, still it fails on 
> bonovo_activation_activate_from_id call in select_server function of
> test-speeh.c saying
> Error activating service: Child process did not give an error message,
> unknown failure occured (BONOBO:GeneralError: 1.0)
> So what i did was to run by hand freetts-synthesis-driver 
> and then run test-speech and everything worked !!!

I just rebooted.  :-)

George (gk4)

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