Don Raikes <DON.RAIKES@oracle.com> wrote: > > When I run: > > $ festival --tts hello.txt > I get the following output: > > Linux: can't open /dev/dsp > > I ran sudo adduser draikes audio > > and it said draikes was already a member of group audio. Is there anything else running that might have the audio device open? What does ls -l /dev/dsp show? Check the permissions. They should be properly set by udev, though.