killing speech from cli

Daniel Dalton d.dalton at
Sun Nov 23 00:07:44 EST 2008


Yep echo now works, I reverted back from kernel 2.6.26 to 2.6.25, and
when I get time I'll debug it. But changing permissions of
speakup/parameters/synth and echoing from my script worked...

Thanks for your help,


On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 06:43:32AM -0600, Chris Brannon wrote:
> Daniel Dalton <d.dalton at> writes:
> > Thanks for the reply. I thought you could echo none or your synth name
> > to the synth file in the sys file system, however, I can kill speech, but
> > can't get it back... I'll have to try the latest speakup out of guit
> Yes, you can change synths by echoing the name to
> /sys/module/speakup/parameters/synth
> Echoing a value of none will stop speech.  You also need to kill
> speechd-up before changing synths.
> This applies to espeakup too.
> You probably don't have speech after changing synth from none to soft,
> because your old daemon is running.  It's reading from a file descriptor
> which became invalid as soon as you changed synth from soft to none.
> That's just a wild guess on my part.
> -- Chris
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