Debian 7 speak up and gnome clashing

Joseph Norton at
Tue May 14 12:51:08 EDT 2013

Ok.  I haven't used them concurrently.

How would I go about disabling speakup until I need it?


On May 14, 2013, at 11:16 AM, jeremy <icu8it2 at> wrote:

> It's also worth noting, if you first start up orca and have speech within gnome, speakup quits working and will generate loads of errors if you try to get it to speak. In the beginning of vinux, I think it was running pulse in systemwide mode that made it possible to run speakup via speech dispatcher and orca at the same time, but I may be missing something. Either way, just as long as you don't start gnome or perhaps orca, speakup works great.
> Blessings and take care.
> On 5/13/2013 8:31 PM, Joseph Norton wrote:
>>> Hi list:
>>> I notice I can install Debian Wheezy fairly easily with Speakup.
>>> The only thing I am noticing is that when Gnome wants to start, It doesn't want to speak if Speakup is also talking.
>>> One work-around I found is to keep pressing numpad enter during bot-up. Then I get the boom sound and ORCA comes up talking.
>>> Any ideas on how I can make this work without intervention.  I still want Speakup, but I want system to boot up into Gnome when I want it too.
>>> In version 3.0.2 of Vinux, they did something that allowed speak up and orca co-exist, even speaking simultaneously.  Is that something I can do with Debian 7?
>>> Thanks!
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