Talking GDM [Was: Voxin was: Switching to Linux]

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon May 13 20:34:50 EDT 2013

Thanks, Jason! This is exactly it. Doing a:

killall speech-dispatcher

as root takes care of the issue. So, I simply need to add this second
command after stopping gdm with systemctl.

I see there are going to be some serious process updates to
SpeakupModified.Org. Guess we'll simply target the forthcoming Fedora 19
with this, and a few other updates.


Jason White writes:
> Janina Sajka <janina at> wrote:
> > So, I now get speech the first time I do this. But, if for some reason,
> > I need to bring down the GUI and restart it, I do NOT get talking GDM on
> > the second time, and on any successive times through GDM. I can still
> > login, and Orca speaks, but no speech on GDM after the first round.
> It happens to me too under Debian if I log out of Gnome, closing the X
> session.
> The problem is that Speech-Dispatcher isn't killed, and Orca doesn't
> re-establish a connection with a running Speech-Dispatcher properly in these
> circumstances. You can work around it by killing the Speech-Dispatcher process
> once gdm is no longer running.
> This is a bug that merits a report.
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