running speakup and software synth

Kenny Hitt kenny at
Fri Aug 10 12:29:16 EDT 2007


Do you get speech when you type

spd-say "hello world"

If so, then speech-dispatcher is working.  If not, edit speech-dispatcher's config files until the spd-say command works.
Once you have speech-dispatcher working, just 
sudo modprobe speakup_sftsyn

Speakup will start talking.  
If you want speakup to load autimatically on boot, add the line

to /etc/modules.

Be aware, you will have to press print screen everytime you boot and log into Gnome since speakup will try to read
your X console.  Since the print screen gets passed to Gnome, you will have to cancel the dialog.


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