Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#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
Priority: blocker Milestone:
Component: kernel Version: Build 650
Keywords: espeak oss emulation alsa Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed:
Verified: yes


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.

By default this device is not viewable because Alsa is not configured to emulate oss devices by default.

This can be fixed by simply configuring ALLSA to emulate OSS devices and the loading the correct modules on boot:


This is currently blocking my attempts to help the screen reader project.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by jg

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Andres, do not make this change.

See bug 4002.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by dking

  • Resolution duplicate deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

This is three lines of text in a file and another 4 lines in another. Thats it. After doing this on my XO espeak works perfectly.

This is not a duplicate; The other bug mentioned has to do with performance and does not have the correct root problem described. It incorrectly states the symptom of the bug, not the bug that this is.p

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by jg

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

See bug #4002.

Closing as duplicate.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by gregorio

  • Milestone Never Assigned deleted

Milestone Never Assigned deleted

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