speechd-up debian install question

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Sun Oct 30 10:59:54 EDT 2011

Bill Cox, le Sun 30 Oct 2011 10:49:30 -0400, a écrit :
> Rob mentioned that it would be better if speechd-up would run as a
> non-privileged user, rather than root.  I agree.  Is there a simple
> way to get the speakup_soft module to be readable by a non-root user?

Simply chgrp/chmod /dev/softsynth. It could be useful to add to the
documentation the udev rules to do that automatically.

> I guess my preference would be readable by all users, but of course
> that let's anyone logged into the machine follow what's going on on
> the console.  Ideally only the user logged into the console could
> access /dev/synth.  Does anyone know if this is doable?

Such things are already done for sound & such, so it most probably is,
probably in udev.


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