Installing Debian with Espeakup

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Thu Jan 14 19:03:08 EST 2016


Alonzo Cuellar, on Mon 04 Jan 2016 03:19:37 -0600, wrote:
> My question is how can you choose card 1 so I can hear Espeakup?

Mmm, that's an expected issue.  We have not implemented anything about

> You'd have to setup /etc/asond.conf,

Or just setting an ALSA_CARD environment variable.

The question is rather: how to let the user request that?  I don't think
adding another boot menu item would be nice.  Adding a shortcut after
boot is not really straightforward, and the user would still have to
know that there are several sound cards and that the shortcut should
be used to switch between cards. Making espeakup always talk on each
and every device is not really an option either. Maybe we could make
the installer, when several cards are detected, talk "To use this sound
card, press 0" on card 0, then talk "To use this sound card, press 1" on
card 1, etc., what do people think?


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