software speech (Re: USB sound card)

John Heim jheim at
Thu Aug 2 22:55:33 EDT 2007

Well, if you run debian linux, you may be able to follw the directions at 
this page:

That page is a work in progress. Toward the bottom are instructions for 
installing software speech. But it's really just 2 simple steps to get 
software speech working with debian linux. All you  have to do is edit your 
sources.list file and then run the apt-get commands to install the packages.

Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 6:27 PM
Subject: Re: USB sound card

> Hi, Where is a good tutorial on getting software speech working with
> speakup or X windows?  Will speakup ever support X windows threw
> modules or other means?  I have a dectalk express and would like to be
> able to use it in gnome.
> Original message:
>> Now that I've got software speech working so well on the desktop machines
>> where i work, I was thinking of putting it on the servers. Most of our
>> servers don't have sound cards but they do have a USB  port on the front.
>> What i am hoping to do is get a USB sound card so that I can plug it in,
>> start speech, and operate the machine.
>> Does anybody have recommendations for a USB sound card? I'm going to have 
>> to
>> wear headphones no matter what because the servers are in a very noisy
>> air-conditioned room. So something compact without a speaker would be 
>> nice.
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