Speakup in Debian

Gregory Nowak greg at gregn.net
Thu Jun 1 18:52:31 EDT 2017

Do you also have a GUI desktop with orca installed? If yes, you may be
running into the problem where speech-dispatcher grabs the sound card
through pulseaudio, and doesn't give espeakup access to it through
alsa. I haven't used pulse in a long time, so don't recall exactly how
to check this.
If this is the case, you can edit speech-dispatcher's config file, and tell it
not to use pulse. I believe there's also a way to get espeakup and
speech-dispatcher to play nicely with pulse, but someone else will
have to cover that, assuming my recall of this being possible is


On Thu, Jun 01, 2017 at 11:38:18PM +0200, Sukil Etxenike wrote:
> Hi,
> If I type `espeak "hi"` in a console, I only get sound as a normal
> user. I have also followed the other instructions and have checked that
> speakup_soft is loaded and that espeakup is enabled, without specifying
> any TTY or rather "?". I still get no sound.
> Thanks,
> Sukil

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