accent and speakup

Kenny Hitt kennyhitt at
Sat Nov 23 08:50:48 EST 2002

Hi.  Here is what I do when I remove my accent SA.
While the synth is still turned off but connected, I do several speakup
review commands.  Example: read line read previous line read line read
next line.  Then turn on the accent.  Press insert enter.  You should
hear the synth say "accentSA restarted ". 
Your rate will be back at the default, but your synth will 
respond as normal.  All I have to do is
type "rate d" from a shell to set my rate back to d.  Rate is just a
shell script I wrote that just does 
echo $1 >/proc/speakup/rate.

Hope this helps.

On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 03:47:24AM +0000, Scott Howell wrote:
> Ok, I know I already asked this question, but here it is a little 
> differently.
> I am using the internal Accent pc as an external. What I am wondering is 
> how to keep from having a rather lengthy delay in speech after a key 
> press if I turn the synth off and then back on.
> This happens regardless if I "kill" SPeakup with the kill key or just 
> use insert enter key to turn it off. I have to reboot the box in order 
> to get the synth to respond normally.
> I want to do this so I can take the synth to other boxes etc.
> Is there a reason this happens with the Accent, but not my Doubletalk 
> external? Is there some way of dealing with this? pressing keys on the 
> keyboard before turning the speech back on has no affect.
> tia
> Scott
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