Re: [orca-list] Orca, gnome-speech and pulseaudio
- From: Jacob Schmude <j schmude gmail com>
- To: orca-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [orca-list] Orca, gnome-speech and pulseaudio
- Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:10:50 -0500
Ok, you only have one option left in this case. You need to compile
espeak to use pulseaudio directly, and bypass portaudio altogether. To
do this, download the espeak source and edit the Makefile. You should
see a line like:
AUDIO = portaudio
Comment this out, and uncomment the line below it that reads:
AUDIO = pulseaudio
Then recompile and install. This will allow espeak to use pulse as its
native audio backend, bypassing alsa and portaudio entirely. The
drawback to this, however, is that espeak will *only* use pulse and,
without it, you'll get no speech.
Not sure who's in charge of the espeak and portaudio packages but, if
portaudio has been compiled to use ALSA directly and that change is
going to stay in place, they should probably make an espeak-pulse
package to compensate. After all, there are some of us who actually to
like, and sometimes need, pulseaudio.
On Feb 26, 2009, at 13:02, Lorenzo Taylor wrote:
didn't cause gnome-speech to use pulseaudio for eSpeak. What's more,
speech-dispatcher is still dying randomly and freequently on my
system. It isn't choppy like it was on Intrepid, however.
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