Low Speakup volume in Ubuntu?

Gregory Nowak greg at romuald.net.eu.org
Mon Aug 13 12:58:19 EDT 2007

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Have a look at


In there, find the line that says:

GenericVolumeAdd        10

and change it to read

GenericVolumeAdd        100

Then, save the file, and restart speech-dispatcher/speechd-up for good
measure, though I don't remember if I did that or not. Also, I don't
remember if gnome-speech talks to espeak directly, or through
speech-dispatcher. If it does talk to espeak via speech-dispatcher,
then this will of course effect your speech in orca as well. Hth.


On Sun, Aug 12, 2007 at 11:52:39PM -0700, Zachary Kline wrote:
> Hiya,
>     I've noticed that with speakup and Speech-dispatcher, my speech volume is quite low with Espeak to the point where I can only hear it if I strain my ears.  This is a little frustrating, but at least I've confirmed that the system works as intended for the most part.  I can modprobe speakup_sftsyn anyway.
> Any answers on why the volume is so low?  Orca's isn't...
> Thanks,
> Zack.
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> Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
> http://speech.braille.uwo.ca/mailman/listinfo/speakup

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