Re: [orca-list] Trouble setting up speech-dispatcher with orca

Hi, Halim.  I recommend that for now, we run PulseAudio as a
system-wide service in Ubuntu, rather than remove it.  It works very
well for me in both Karmic and Lucid.  This summer, I plan to help
make PulseAudio work well the "right" way with speakup, speechd-up,
and a few other places that traditionally require system-wide mode,
but as long as we've got critical apps that expect system-wide sound,
please ignore the recomendations against system-wide mode.
System-wide mode works much better than removing PulseAudio, IMO.


On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 3:06 AM, Halim Sahin <halim sahin t-online de> wrote:
On So, Jan 17, 2010 at 10:23:56 -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
case Arch decides to go with pulse as a default some day.  In which
case, I will construct a speech-dispatcher-git package supporting
this.  I just haven't made it a huge priority since I have a SB live
multi channel sound card here.

The goal should be not to make pulse as default audio output server!
We have already lost ubuntu in this area.
Pulseaudio breaks console a11y.
Mooving all applications to userland doesn't work in all places and
running pulse as a systemservice
isn't recomended from it's developers.
Console screenreaders need access to several kernel devices which doesn't
work in user mode.
E. g. /dev/ttyx, /dev/console, /dev/input/*, (/dev/snd/* only if pa is
Please work together with your disributors  to make pulse an optional
and not an hard dependency of the desktop!

We will loose texmode consoles if this stuff gets integrated in all


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