Re: [orca-list] urgent: Ubuntu 9.04 high-speed speech problem


Sounds like your sound card hates espeak, I've seen it happen with some older HP desktops. Not sure what the fix is, except maybe to use it with a USB sound card.

On 12/18/2009 12:43 AM, luke Davis wrote:

I have recently had to reinstall Ubuntu on my laptop, and went with 9.04.
Starting to regret it, since I wanted LVM, but the installer doesn't
include it, but that's neither here nor there.

My urgent usability problem is: orca is starting when I alt-F2 and type
orca, but it says everything at an incomprehensible high speed, as
described previously on this list.

I have tried the "touch ~/.pulse_a11y_nostart" solution oft-described on
these lists, but it had absolutely no effect.

I need this laptop for a job in a few hours--are there any other solutions
which might be implemented, since the touch option doesn't work?

an "ls .pulse*" gets:

.pulse_a11y_nostart  .pulse-cookie



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