[raspberry-vi] A bit off topic, Speakup and Debian Stretch-Buster (fwd)

Glenn K0LNY glennervin at cableone.net
Tue Mar 24 12:40:56 EDT 2020

I have a Raspberry PI Model B, version 2, and I'm trying to get eSpeak and 
speakup going.
I installed the version:
and I can SSH into it, and I was getting audio out with:
speaker-test -c 2
but if I tried espeak "hello"
I didn't get anything until I installed pulseaudio.
Now the espeak works, but still no speakup on boot-up.
I installed speakup and that did not work, although it seemed to install 
I installed Orca with:
apt-get install gnome-orca
and that seemed to install okay, but it did not help speakup.
I had done a general Debian update before doing all the above.
The only way eSpeak works with strings of text is via SSH, not the plugged 
in keyboard.
I would like to get a desktop going, but this RPI may not have the RAM for 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Samuel Thibault" <samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org>
To: "Karen Lewellen" <klewellen at shellworld.net>; <old78rpm at gmail.com>
Cc: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." 
<speakup at linux-speakup.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: [raspberry-vi] A bit off topic, Speakup and Debian 
Stretch-Buster (fwd)

> Hello,
> Karen Lewellen, le sam. 21 mars 2020 17:39:53 -0400, a ecrit:
>> It appears the old Speakup list is long dead.
> ? it is up and running, there were messages on each of the past months.
>> After several attempts to get somebody at the Debian accessibility email
>> address to respond
> Neither the speakup nor the debian-accessibility mailing lists have
> however received any of your emails, there must be some smtp issue
> between your ISP and them.
>> Speech just goes dead.
> [...]
>> It seems to be related to how frequently I cause speech interupts by 
>> typing
>> or stopping speech during long output.
> Did anybody notice something like this?
> Samuel
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