Re: [orca-list] Sound problem in Fedora 9

Hello Lars,

the version of Orca that ships with Fedora9 is broken. so you will have to compile it form source or perhaps try to do yum update orca or just yum update and see if that will work. I'm not sure if they have upgraded orca in Fedora9, but there is a much more updated version in the latest upcoming release fedora10. What happens when launching orca is that it crashes and you are no longer able to hear speech. You can install the following with yum
intltool and gnome-common
so you woudl do
yum install intltool gnome-common
That should get orca working. If not, you may want to check out the latest version of the gnome 2.22.3 branch from svn and download orca. You should then change to the orca directory and then do
make install
and orca should work.

the address to get orca for gnome2.22 with svn and command to execute
svn co orca
You could try  the latest orca
svn co orca
I'm not sure how well the latest release will work though.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Lars "Bjørndal"" <lars bjorndal broadpark no>
To: "orca-list" <orca-list gnome org>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 3:58 PM
Subject: [orca-list] Sound problem in Fedora 9

Hello, list!

I've recently installed a Fedora 9 system on an IBM Thinkpad X61. I
used a livecd for this, and then I groupinstalled "Gnome Desktop
Environment" to be sure to have all that stuff in place.

BTW, a strange thing is that, after the installation, the
/etc/modprobe.conf file is empty.

Playing sound from console works, after uninstalling pulseaudio as
suggested on However, under GNOME, I have some
problems. The welcome sound for instance is not played. If I however
press alt-f2 and do mplayer file.wav, it plays fine. The same if I
use aplay. Here comes the real problem:

If I try to start orca --setup, and I previously have played something
e.g. with mplayer in the same session, the first message is spoken
from Orca. If, however, I start orca without playing some sounds
before that, orca doesn't speak at all.

To get sound working for all users under console, I edited
/etc/security/console.perms.d/50-default.perms: I added

 <sound>=/dev/dsp* /dev/snd/*


 <console> 0666 <sound> 0600 root

Is there similar steps to perform to get sound working properly under
GNOME on a Fedora 9 system?

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