Ticket #5769 (closed defect: wontfix)
Espeak speech synth does not work because it requires OSS emulation in Alsa that is not configured by default. Espeak is required for the screen-reader project.
|Reported by:||dking||Owned by:||dilinger|
|Keywords:||espeak oss emulation alsa||Cc:|
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Preamble: Speech synths like espeak require OSS emulation support to be able to detect and use the /dev/dsp device that many other accessability based audio applications require to be usable.
Description: By default this device is not viewable because Alsa is not configured to emulate oss devices by default.
Fix: This can be fixed by simply configuring ALLSA to emulate OSS devices and the loading the correct modules on boot:
snd-mixer-oss snd-seq-oss snd-pcm-oss
Blocking: This is currently blocking my attempts to help the screen reader project.