Re: [orca-list] lost speech upgrading from jessie to stretch

Title: Assinatura Informal

One thing that you can test is speech-dispatcher.

Run: spd-say 'hello'

At least you will know if speech-dispatcher is working.

On 08/14/2017 12:20 PM, Al Sten-Clanton wrote:
Greetings!  Apologies to anybody who saw a variant of this post on the Blinux list, but this list seems a reasonable place to ask for help with at least the Orca part of my problem.

Yesterday, after a fair bit of reading, rereading, and following what looked like relevant advice from that reading, I ran the upgrade from jessie to stretch.  I used "apt-get dist-upgrade."  It seemed to be successful in most respects; it didn't abort, anyway.

When I rebooted, I got what clearly were a bunch of Speakup messages. Apparently, the upgrade enabled espeakup.service, which I had disabled in order to run my own script for getting speakup.  At no point did I get Orca, not even using the super-alt-s keystroke.

When I got myself into a terminal, I tried disabling espeak.servvice. When I rebooted, there was no speakup, but also no orca; again, the keystroke to bring it up did not work.

I went into a text terminal, which of course was speechless.  I tried enabling espeakup.service again, just to get some kind of speech, but this failed.  I tried a couple more times.  (I know I was in a terminal because the poweroff command did shut the machine do2wn.)

I suspectt there's this particular thing or two I need to fix, but I don't know what that is and have no speech anywhere to find out.  At the very least, I'd like to get Orca talking, and then maybe I can retrieve my previous speakup set-up.  I'll be grateful for any help.


[p.s. I've read the accessibility section about disabling pulseaudio.  I may do that again, but when I did it the last time it preventing my listening to an online radio station, hence the script for using speakup after I was logged in via the gui.  I hope to use speakup with my Tripletalk LT, but that will come later.
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