On 2017-12-30.01:11, Samuel Thibault wrote: > Incompatibility between espeakup and pulseaudio is a recurring issue > which AIUI has never actually been settled (or nobody took the time to > implement a solution in Debian). Yes, one bug tracking this is #864829. > - currently espeakup runs as root, and then takes over the ALSA device. > orca inside lightdm or gdm then can't emit its output (unless by luck > espeakup didn't say anything at boot, and then pulseaudio inside the > lightdm/gdm session manages to get the device, but then it's espeakup > which can't get the device). > > - espeakup could be made to run as normal user, but then it seems its > pulseaudio server can't access audio, I guess that's because consolekit > doesn't consider it to be running "on the console"? > > - espeakup and lightdm/gdm could be given audio group access, but then > there are two competing pulseaudio servers, and only the first one seems > to actually manage to emit sound. > > In the end, I have no idea how this situation is supposed to work, and > for now I have just made the espeakup d-i script *purge* pulseaudio, > to get things working. Of course I can see various documentations > saying one could use a system-mode daemon, but upstream doesn't want > that. Normally, espeakup could have its own pulseaudio server, playing > well along pulseaudio servers of other users, but I failed to get > something working. > > Any thoughts? How about this? https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/pulseaudio-discuss/2010-January/006033.html -- Regards, Scott.
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