Speech dispatcher, speechd-up and DECtalk.

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckh at sent.com
Sun Oct 3 05:48:47 EDT 2004


Also, if speechdispatcher is run in a bootup script with the explicit
path specified to it, there may still be a path problem. The
dtk-generic file invokes "say" without a path specification, so once
again a potential path problem arises. Two solutions occur to me:

1. modify dtk-generic to include the path to "say" at the invocation
point; or

2. in the top level script which invokes speechdispatcher, include
something like this

so that wherever speechdispatcher might have been installed, it will
know how to find "say" even if it appears by name only.


On Sun, 3 Oct 2004, Hynek Hanke wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 08:18:28PM -0400, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
>> Luke,
>> If the script in which it does not work is run prior to your normal
>> login, make sure the path is not the problem. Some of those utilities
>> are located in /usr/local/bin, and sometimes bootup scripts do not have
>> access to that directory. To be sure, include the explicit path to the
>> utilities in the script and not just the utility names.
> Also, get sure that the soundcard is already up and running.
> Try to insert some play something.wav to the beginning of the
> script.
> With Regards,
> Hynek Hanke
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