[Grml] still having problems with software speech on Grml

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Thu Feb 2 09:41:30 CET 2006

* Scott Berry <electronicman1961 at myfreedombox.com> [20060202 04:15]:

>  I am still having problems with Speakup on Grml.  I did the following:
>  "echo sftsyn > /proc/speakup/synthname"
>  and then I did:
>  "speechd-up"
>  this did not start the synth talking.  I have 128Mb of memory on the Toshiba 
>  laptop with a 512Mb swap partition.  Any ideas as to why this won't work?  Is 
>  it a memory issue?

No, you just forgot to start speech-dispatcher. So try to run:

/etc/init.d/speech-dispatcher start
echo sftsyn >/proc/speakup/synth_name

HTH && regards,
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