Re: [orca-list] Orca dies after the initial "welcome to orca" and test-speech works
- From: "Rich Caloggero" <rjc MIT EDU>
- To: <orca-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] Orca dies after the initial "welcome to orca" and test-speech works
- Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 12:16:30 -0400
Am still having the same issue: orca dies just after the initial message.
It also dies as soon as I try and enter the preferences UI from the main
window. This means I have no ~/.orca directory, so I can't turn on
debugging. I tried creating ~/.orca by hand, rebooting, and still the same
issue and I still have nothing under ~/.orca so scan't get debugging:
I've just finished rebuilding orca, atk, gail, and atspi for the millionth
time all from svn.
Where else can I look for a problem?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Willie Walker" <William Walker Sun COM>
To: "Rich Caloggero" <rjc MIT EDU>
Cc: <orca-list gnome org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 4:33 PM
Subject: Re: [orca-list] Orca dies after the initial "welcome to orca" and
atk/gail/at-spi are all used by the core stuff on the machine, so you need
to make sure the core stuff can find it. This typically means explicitly
saying --prefix=/usr on the ./autogen.sh line. Furthermore, building
at-spi requires an additional --libexecdir=/usr/lib/at-spi on Ubuntu. See
http://live.gnome.org/Orca/DownloadInstall for more info.
My suspicion is that if you did not build/install atk/gail/at-spi as
above, you've put your system in kind of an inaccessible state. So,
please make sure you've built/installed as above and let me know what
happens. You may also need to logout and/or reboot.
 - Well, you could log out and then issue the 'bonobo-slay' command a
couple times from a virtual console.
Rich Caloggero wrote:
I'm using ubuntu hardy.
I've rebuild orca, gail, atspi, atk a number of times from svn.
I've deleted my ~/.orca
test-speech does work - even with viavoice.
The entire startup message spoken is "welcom to orca. starting orca
Question: do I need to explicitly say "--prefix=/usr" on all my
./configure or ./autogen.sh runs when building atk, gail, atspi, and
orca? I noticed that if I leave it off from the autogen.sh run in the
orca tree, it places stuff in /usr/local. So, I rebuild orca using
prefix=/usr with no luck. I guess I'll try rebuilding everything with
explicit prefix=/usr but fear I'll have no better luck. I dont' remember
having to do this in ubuntu 7.10.
Logginng in from ssh shows two orca processies running; is this normal?
Killing and restarting does no good.
Sometimes, when I hit control+alt+backspace to return to the login
prompt, I get about a half second of speech; can't make out what its
trying to say because it dies due to the logout.
I'm using gnome-speech - at least I've not been able to start orca so
haven't changed this from the default, which I assume is gnome-speech.
I'm looking into setting up speech-dispatcher, but not sure it will help.
Since test-speech works, I'm assuming the problem is not with the speech
system, but some other misconfiguration or something bad about my ubuntu
installation. I upgraded from 7.10 (orca was working fine before I
What else can I try?
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