Re: Festival and OSS/ALSA
>>>>> "jrf" == juan rafael fernández <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
jrf> 2006/12/21, Milan Zamazal <email@example.com>:
>> - Tell all applications to use ALSA instead of OSS.
jrf> I tell them, but some of them won't listen :-) Has a list of
jrf> these applications been considered? For instance in the field I
jrf> work, education, audacity is considered "the audio
jrf> editor". Could audacity be patched or should it be substituted
jrf> by an alsa capable editor and recorder?
I don't know, I'm just an end user in this area as you are.
>> use the aoss wrapper. Install the alsa-oss package - Remove the
>> oss emulation kernel modules in order to prevent OSS applications
>> hijacking your sound device.
jrf> From the point of view of an end-user this is
jrf> contradictory. It's alsa-oss that installs both aoss and the
jrf> oss-compatibility modules. If you install it you get both, is
jrf> there a configuration central point to state that you don't
jrf> want oss-compatibility? (anyway as a especial end-user I have
jrf> moved away the oss modules and restarted).
alsa-oss doesn't install any kernel modules. It's user-level OSS
emulation. Unlike OSS emulation in kernel alsa-oss cooperates with ALSA
libraries, so it works with dmix.
>> - Enforce using dmix system-wide. I do this by putting something
>> like the following into /etc/asound.conf:
jrf> If an end-user needs to hand-write an asound.conf configuration
The file can be edited only by system administrator.
jrf> Why two festival servers? or are they threads?
The Festival server forks on each connection in order to prevent
conflicts between separate connections.
jrf> 2.- the language parameter in spd-say doesn't work (neither "-l
jrf> spanish" nor "-l es"). I always get the English voice with
jrf> festival output.
The language code for Spanish is not present in the language-codes
Festival variable. Look into festival-freebsoft-utils source and/or
read festival-freebsoft-utils documentation to figure out how to fix it.