Pulse Audio

Robert Spangler spangler.robert at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 22:32:21 EDT 2014

This was the only method I could get to work which will allow 
Speakup/ESpeak to play nicely with Orca.  For some reason, I couldn't 
get the speechd-up and Speech-Dispatcher method working properly; 
although, I tried configuring it myself without any instructions. 
Speechd-up was saying that the softsynth device was busy so I figured 
that perhaps it was fighting with espeakup.  I disabled that and simply 
got no speech.  I'd like to get this method working eventually but this 
works for now.

On 3/6/2014 6:58 PM, Kyle wrote:
> GNOME depends on Pulseaudio. You can manually break Pulseaudio so that
> it doesn't work correctly, usually by symlinking /bin/true, but that can
> cause problems when packages are updated.
> Your best bet, unless you have something like a USB headset that may or
> may not always be plugged into the system, would be to connect
> Pulseaudio through the Alsa Dmix plugin. The problem with doing this is
> that Pulseaudio can no longer automatically detect hotplugged devices
> such as USB headsets, as you will need to stop it from grabbing your
> main hardware via udev. If you don't have a problem with this method,
> instructions are available at
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio#ALSA.2Fdmix_without_grabbing_hardware_device
> This is in the Arch Linux wiki, but should work correctly in Debian as
> well. Hope this helps.
> ~Kyle
> http://kyle.tk/

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