Speakup for linux info wanted
kenny at hittsjunk.net
Tue Feb 15 01:43:11 EST 2005
Hi. Just a correction. You don't build software synths into the
kernel. Software synths run in user space. To get a software synth
working, you need to install the software synth, install
speech-dispatcher, and finally build a program called speechd-up.
Speechd-up takes the output from the speakup software synth driver and
sends it to speech-dispatcher. Speech-dispatcher will send the text
from speechd-up to the default synth selected in the config file for
Hope this helps.
On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 01:28:43AM -0500, Laura Eaves wrote:
> Marvin --
> i think it is better to use a hardware synth for speakup, as then you can
> hear more of the boot process, before the sound card driver gets loaded.
> Building speakup with the software synth makes the kernel bigger and your
> system slower, as the synth has to be compiled into the kernel along with
> If you can get an old doubletalk or even a more expensive dectalk or
> whatever, then you could even use it on other systems if you need to.
> But you need a synth that is able to plug into a serial port, not USB. I
> think the USB output is not yet supported.
> Go to the speakup page and you will find links to all the various linux
> versions -- binaries and source -- and you will also find links to synths
> that work with speakup.
> Here are some links I saved in my favorites:
> The last link is to the Fedora Core linux with speakup, which is the one I
> have chosen to use first.
> But you can find links to other linux distributions: Debian, slackware, etc.
> Good luck.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marvin Hunkin" <marvkin at hotmail.com>
> To: <speakup at speech.braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:56 AM
> Subject: Speakup for linux info wanted
> will be taking a class in hardware stuff and to install operating systems at
> my college.
> so looking to install speakup for linux.
> could you tell me where i can get it from, how to install it, what software
> synths to download, how to use it, and how to configure it.
> please let me know.
> cheers Marvin.
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