[orca-list] Pulseaudio on Hardy was: Re: Orca is silent after updating Gnome-Speech
- From: Hermann <meinelisten onlinehome de>
- To: Willie Walker <William Walker Sun COM>
- Cc: Orca mailinglist <orca-list gnome org>
- Subject: [orca-list] Pulseaudio on Hardy was: Re: Orca is silent after updating Gnome-Speech
- Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2008 13:25:31 +0200
am Sa 05. Apr 2008 um 13:39:41 schrieb Willie Walker <William Walker Sun COM>:
"BTW, I've heard that pulseaudio support is helping address the
notion of device contention. As a result of this, you might not run
into gnome-speech device contention issues when you're using a system
that is using pulseaudio.
Which system? I've heard of some instabilities of PulseAudio.
I've used it on Solaris and I believe Mike has used it on Hardy. Note
that this isn't meant to be a promotion of PulseAudio (I don't know all
the details about it), but it does seem to help with device contention
Have tested the yesterday's current version of Hardy:
and indeed, Pulseaudio is installed and seems to work pretty well: You can launch audio/video files while
Orca keeps on
speaking; Gnome-speech is used as output.
I had only one stop of speech while working in Evolution, when I adjusted its layout in the view menu; don't
reason for this. Braille continued to work, and after restarting Orca, speech was back and stayed till the
end of my
One strange thing I had to observe: When I tried playing a wave file from the Gnome terminal by using aplay,
I got an
error message that the device was busy. Silencing Orca by pressing Orca+S made the file play. Perhaps
with Alsa, but a minor issue.
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