Speakup Dies when I Sleep my Laptop!

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Fri May 17 04:20:18 EDT 2013

I have a script in /etc/pm/sleep.d where I stop and start 
speech-dispatcher, and in my case speechd-up.
This is on vinux/ubuntu, but you are likely to have the same capability.
Let me know if you want the script.

On Thu, 16 May 2013, Steve Holmes wrote:

> I've been noticing a big problem lately when I close the lid on my
> laptop. I lose speech completely when I re-open the lid later. I'm
> running latest Arch Linux with the systemd implementation so espeakup
> is started as a system service and I also have speech dispatcher
> running as a central process using the systemd stuff. Anyway, When the
> lid is closed, it automatically runs whatever steps to "sleep" the
> machine. When I open it back up, most everything else "wakes" up find
> but I have no speech. I recall some incidents where espeak and spd-say
> would work when manually tested from the command line. alas, speakup
> is down for the count. I even tried recently to do a "systemd restart
> espeakup" but that managed to completely lock up that console
> session. When this systemd stuff got introduced a short while ago, I
> recalled everything coming up just fine. Now, no speech every time. I
> have to reboot to get speakup back.
> Any ideas why this is going on?
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