[Grml] Speakup softsynth not talking with grml 1.1 installation

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed May 28 00:21:56 CEST 2008

* Ernst-Dieter Wedekind <edwedekind at t-online.de> [20080527 19:33]:

> I recently installed grml 1.1 on my hard disk and can't seem to get it 
> talking through my softsynth device. I went through all the configuration 
> files of speech-dispatcher and espeak but couldn't find the cause. However 
> if I use the cdrom speakup talks through my hardware apollo synth as well as 
> through software synth. I would like to have it talk through software synth.
> Any ideas as to what I might do? I'd like to add that I'm blind and 
> therefore can't read the messages coming up when the system started and I 
> enter swspeak! I also entered swspeak as a start parameter on the cdrom and 
> on the hard disk installation.

Hm, is there any chance that you provide the output of "cat /proc/cmdline" and
"px auxwww" after booting your problematic harddisk installation?
Maybe it's possible for you to access the box via SSH?

When accessing the box via SSH please try to execute the following commands:

/etc/init.d/speech-dispatcher start
echo sftsyn > /proc/speakup/synth_name
aumix -w 90 -v 90 -p 90 -m 90
nice -n -20 speechd-up

Does this help? (Capturing the output of all the commands would help
us in debugging the problem as well.)

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