Speakup Dies when I Sleep my Laptop!

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Fri May 17 11:50:48 EDT 2013

I have this problem on my Lenovo X61S. But, I have a work around ...

After resuming, I run an aplay on some wav file. This wakes Speakup
right up. Only takes a second of sound or so to get it going again.


> 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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