[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio system accessibility notes

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Fri Jan 5 13:14:30 UTC 2018

Some progress here on this end.  For the slint distribution when running 
in console mode with speech enabled it helps to edit 
/etc/pulse/client.conf and make sure autospawn=no.  When set to yes, 
speakup which provides speech sounds very bad very shortly after log in.

On archlinux, I can't use pulseaudio.  Reason is at some random time after 
pulseaudio and speakup have worked properly for several hours, the only 
thing that's audible on the speakers changes from speech to static. 
pulseaudio  -k does not effect the static and neither does a reboot of the 
computer after a minute with the computer being powered down.  The only 
way I've found to clear this problem on archlinux has been to remove 
pulseaudio and all dependencies as well as optional dependencies from the 
machine then reboot the machine with a minute powered down.  Unless I can 
find some way pulseaudio logs what changes happen during normal operation 
and later during abnormal operation I will not be using this package 
again.  If some way exists to have pulseaudio do logs in its own files 
which do not get removed when pulseaudio gets removed, I'll make the logs 
available to any developers interested in fixing this problem.


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