Re: [orca-list] Orca keeps crashing in Nano

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 11:23:28PM EST, Willie Walker wrote:
Hi Paul:

I've been running Orca 2.26.1 on Ubuntu 9.04 for about a fortnight now  
and I don't think it's crashed once.

That's nice to hear.  :-)

But today I've just been trying to read the file  
in Nano to investigate the problem with smileys in Pidgin and Orca is  
constantly crashing on me.  I mean like once a minute.

Yikes!  This is not good.

    return self.gnome_speaker.say(text)

This usually means the speech server has crashed.  That's not good.

Any idea what's going on here?  Should I send a debug.out?

A debug.out might help -- it might be a specific string that is being  
sent to eSpeak that is causing the speech server to crash.

That wouldn't be surprising. I have reported such crashes to the espeak developer in the past. For the 
technically minded, its usually been something along the lines of stack smashing which causes the crash. 
Stack smashing is where the system detects a stack/buffer overflow, and kills the process that made such an 

Which reminds me. I have a few stack smashing crashes of my own to report. :)


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