More of the problem with starting speakup

Steve Holmes steve at
Fri Oct 14 14:00:07 EDT 2011

What do you bet Pulse Audio might be to blame here? When I use
software speech, I use the softsynth module and I have ALSA as my
sound system.  When GNOME 3 came out, it forced the use of Pulse Audio
in that environment.  I've since then commented everything out in
/etc/alsa.conf so that none of the Pulse modules would load.  Speakup
has always worked for me for several years.

I'm also an Arch user.

On 10/3/11, Michael Whapples <mwhapples at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I wrote with the problem of getting speakup to load on my archlinux
> system, the problem still has not gone away. I decided to update a
> fairly old laptop today and the problem also shows on that computer as
> well (this time I am trying to use software synthesis, so its not a
> problem in the apollo driver).
> I know that others say they have speakup working fine, so I am wondering
> what might be the differences. I don't know what might be worth
> mentioning, however both the machines are 32-bit intel processors (one
> is pentium-4 and the other is pentium-m).
> Could you suggest any other information about the systems which may be
> useful in finding the problem.
> Michael Whapples
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