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Speech-dispatcher on Fedora 9

From: Jan Buchal
Subject: Speech-dispatcher on Fedora 9
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:34:01 +0100

>>>>> "LB" == Lars Bj?rndal <lars.bjorndal at broadpark.no> writes:

    LB> It seems to me that pulseaudio is, in Fedora, started somewhat
    LB> automagically by GNOME, and it seems that it's under the user
    LB> 'pulse'. Ok, so I started speech-dispatcher as the user pulse,
    LB> and 'spd-say test', speaks. By the way, I get the following log
    LB> output after spd-say:
    >> I'm not an expert for pulseaudio but I think that the streategy
    >> is, that pulse runs under user who is lodged. If pulseaudio runs
    >> under pulse, I think that pulse works as system wide service. If
    >> it is true then probably will be ok if you add an user to a pulse
    >> group. pulse-access for example or something similar it depends
    >> on you system.

    LB> I've already added my regualr user lrs into the groups pulse,
    LB> pulse-rt and pulse-access. After that, I started pulseaudio as
    LB> user lrs, and I got error about couldn't connect to pulse.:
You need start it then as root user probably, but that must say someone
who use RedHat.

    LB> However, after starting SD as user pulse, I cannot use paplay
    LB> any more:
    >> And SD works with pulse output method?

    LB> spd-say spoke, yes. But paplay stopped working.
But the question is, if SD realy works with pulse audio output method or

    LB> [root at lapx ~]# paplay /usr/share/sounds/warning.wav Connection
    LB> failure: Access denied [root at lapx ~]#
    LB> And no, I'm stucked...
    >> >> Regarding a configuration of SD you can use system
    >> configuration >> in /etc/speech-dispatcher or in
    >> .speech-dispatcher in your home, >> in home of user under which
    >> you runs SD. I recomment you try >> spd-conf script for easier
    >> configuration of SD.
    LB> That script seems to be missing in the Fedora distribution.
    >> Hm, it seams that in Fedora is older version of SD. Which version
    >> you have there?

    LB> It's speech-dispatcher-0.6.6-18.
I think that spd-conf is from 0.6.7 version.


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