[pulseaudio-discuss] Help needed for system-wide pulseaudio for blind users
waywardgeek at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 09:20:12 PST 2010
Ok! I've got both critical speech applications working great!
Speakup reads all my consoles, and Orca reads Gnome apps. I removed
gdm, and I log directly into a console, and when I type startx, I get
a gnome desktop. I can't even tell you how excited I am to have
speech finally working great in Ubuntu! Guys with visual impairments
get very emotional about their speech applications.
As I promised on another thread, I will work towards a "right"
solution for how to run pulseaudio and all the accessibility
applications for the next release of Ubuntu after Lucid. In the
meantime, my plate will be full dealing with all the other crap that's
still goofy for accessibility, like the fact that gksu doesn't work
with Orca. Vinux/Ubuntu Lucid is going to be awesome for the blind.
On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Bill Cox <waywardgeek at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow! That's a lot of replies! Thanks, but the first reply was right.
> The problem was 100% my spaceyness, which unfortunately happens a
> lot. I had the system wide speech-dispatcher using alsa, not pulse.
> That probably locked the sound card somehow. When I set it to pulse,
> I get sound everywhere. There are still tons of goobers, but they're
> all of the sort I can work out.
> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 12:02 PM, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Daniel Chen at 04/01/10 16:56 did gyre and gimble:
>>> On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 11:02 AM, Bill Cox <waywardgeek at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Pulseaudio starts, and speech-dispatcher and speechd-up work with it
>>>> just fine at boot. Since this is a distro for the blind, I boot into
>>> Err, are you sure that speech* are actually using PA and not ALSA
>>> directly? Your description is reminiscent of either a dummy/null sink
>>> being used for PA, which normally means another application has
>>> exclusive access to ALSA's *hw (or via OSS emulation /dev/dsp).
>> I think you're right re: the Dummy/null sink thing. I suspect it's just
>> that the "pulse" user has no rights to the /dev/snd/* nodes and adding
>> that user to the "audio" group will make it work.
>> Colin Guthrie
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