Re: [orca-list] sound on feisty

Oh, OK, so would putting in one of those let me not have to lose speech every time the system wants to play sound? Are there better engines to use with gnome-speech if one intended to listen to some streams or something?

----- Original Message ----- From: "Janina Sajka" <janina rednote net>
To: "Brent Harding" <bharding doorpi net>
Cc: <orca-list gnome org>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2007 7:02 AM
Subject: Re: [orca-list] sound on feisty

Chaintech makes a PCI card which Newegg sells for around $30 USD which
mixes up to 8 channels of audio. The Echo Audio Indigo PCMCIA cards
also mix up to 8 channels but are closer to $200 in cost. Both are well
supported by ALSA drivers and will do the job in a desktop or a laptop,
respectively. You may need to disable your builtin audio, or reassign it
to  secondary status via ALSA's index in your modules configuration.


Brent Harding writes:
Are there cards that can actually handle the multiple sources coming in out there that don't depend on odd Windows drivers to do it? I don't know that
we can set a separate device to be used for speech.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Willie Walker" <William Walker Sun COM>
To: "Janina Sajka" <janina rednote net>
Cc: "Orca screen reader developers" <orca-list gnome org>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: [orca-list] sound on feisty

> Hi Janina:
>> working to gett oss out of our hair. We desparately need that oss
>> dependency out of our lives, as I've previously ranted on this list >> and
>> in many other venues.
> I think the most effective ranting is done to people who can actually
> change the situation.  Orca and gnome-speech are really just consumers
> in this space, and I'm not sure of change that can be made in either to
> remedy the device contention problem.
> Having said that, I'm sending out some feelers to people who might be
> able to clarify things.
> Thanks!
> Will
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