Re: [orca-list] Need help with gnome-speech.
- From: Thomas Ward <tward usagames us>
- To: orca-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] Need help with gnome-speech.
- Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 20:18:33 -0400
I took your suggestion, and grabbed the gnome-speech 04.21 sources and
compiled them. The speech servers compiled and installed fine. However,
for some reason I don't understand neither the Cepstral Swift voices or
Dectalk is talking to me via the test-speech utility. When I test Callie
with swift I am able to get her talking just fine. With Dectalk running
the say utility also works. However, when I try to run them via
test-speech it says server couldn't be loaded and the error was unknown.
Now, one thing about Cepstral that may have something to do with this
when installing Callie it said something about adding some lines to
ld.so.conf. What lines I am suppose to add I am not sure because that
text flew right passed me, and when I tried to read it with Orca it had
scrolled off the screen. I think, but am not completely certain of this,
it was asking me to put the libs on the path like
Just for future reference I am running Ubuntu 8.04 which was released
last April with on a few updates installed. I just installed it over the
week end, and haven't really had the time to do a lot of upgrades,
updates, etc to it yet.
One final note I did install Cepstral Callie 5.1 to the default
location/opt/swift. I'm not sure why gnome-speech is unable to
initialize it. Any ideas here how to resolve this?
Willie Walker wrote:
Odd. Looks fine to me. The missing-prototype thing you're seeing is
a switch being sent to the compiler. I'd suggest trying
Here's a summary of the changes from 0.4.16 to 0.4.21:
* Fix for bug 503058 - Swift driver build failure on Solaris. With
this fix, Cepstral/Swift works on Solaris Express Community Edition
* Fix for bug 508439 - Gnome speech Espeak driver will not compile
with Espeak 1.30 (Thanks David Csercsics!!)
* configure.in: be smarter about automatically finding espeak
* drivers/espeak/Makefile.am: remove libstdc++. It is not needed
and makes the Solaris build fail.
* drivers/espeak/*: fix for bug 535493 - eSpeak driver can
block. The fix adds a list mechanism to handle utterances
to be spoken and then processes them on the gidle thread.
Also raised the maximum speech rate for eSpeak.
* drivers/espeak/espeaksynthesisdriver.c: fix for bug #545896 - eSpeak
After you compile/install, I'd also suggest running test-speech to
make sure the speech stuff works.
As a note of warning, in Intrepid, Ubuntu has wrapped the synthesis
drivers in shell scripts that then execute the binary. So, it might
be that your build blew away the shell scripts that were in place. In
particular, I believe the pattern Ubuntu uses is something like this:
1) The gnome-speech drivers are named /usr/bin/*-synthesis-driver,
where the * is one of espeak, festival, etc. This is what bonobo
2) Ubuntu moves the /usr/bin/*-synthesis-driver binaries to
/usr/bin/*-synthesis-driver.bin. It then creates
/usr/bin/*-synthesis-driver shell scripts that call the *.bin files.
The build/install of gnome-speech is going to blow away the
Having said all that, I think "sudo apt-get install libgnome-speech7"
package should get you all you want without needing to build
gnome-speech from sources.
As a final note of warning, Linux audio sucks and it's especially
flakey on Ubuntu Intrepid these days.
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