Redirecting speakup output
chuckh at ftml.net
Sat May 11 14:43:42 EDT 2013
Thanks for sharing this, but I'm still puzzled. How do I tell speakup, or
espeakup, or espeak, to use a card other than the default card0? I don't
see how assigning audio interfaces to particular index values accomplishes
On Sat, 11 May 2013, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Hi, Chuck:
> Hoping this finds you well ...
> I also have several audio devices on each of my computers, even the
> laptop. It's perfectly possible to configure Linux to assign them
> predictable alsa device designations. Here's how I do it on Fedora 18.
> Your distro may do it a bit differently, but I suspect the basics remain
> the same.
> Before I lay this out, however, let me point out that I believe there's
> an even better way that I haven't yet stopped to learn involving udev
> Here's my pre udev approach ...
> Sometime ago Fedora moved /etc/modprobe.conf to a set of files in
> /etc/modprobe.d/. In that directory I have two files of interest:
> 1.) blacklist.conf
> In this file I find it important to comment out Fedora's default
> silencing of the system beep, so that the line now reads:
> #blacklist snd-pcsp
> 2.) local.conf
> Here's the complete contents of this file from my main machine.
> alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
> options snd-card-0 index=0
> options snd-hda-intel index=0
> alias snd-card-2 snd-usb-audio
> options snd-card-2 index=2
> options snd-usb-audio index=2
> alias snd-card-3 snd-usb-audio
> options snd-card-3 index=3
> options snd-usb-audio index=3
> alias snd-card-4 snd-hdsp
> options snd-card-4 index=4
> options snd-hdsp index=4
> alias snd-card-5 snd-ice1724
> options snd-card-5 index=3
> options snd-ice1724 index=5
> alias snd-card-6 snd-pcsp
> options snd-card-6 index=6
> options snd-pcsp index=6
> As I'm sure you've noticed, the two usb devices aren't differentiated.
> Fortunately, they do tend to load in the same order for me, but this
> where udev should be of help once I get my head around how to use it.
> Chuck Hallenbeck writes:
> > Hi,
> > I am using speakup with espeakup and espeak, on a system with several audio
> > devices supported by alsa. I would like to preserve the motherboard device
> > as the default card0, and direct screen reader output to a different
> > interface, such as card1 or card2. Is there a way to do this? Would
> > speechdispatcher be able to do it?
> > Thanks
> > --
> > Chuck in Hudson.
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Chuck in Hudson.
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