Workaround for using speech-dispatcher without blocking /dev/dsp for other apps

Korbinian Rosenegger kroseneg at
Sun Jan 18 17:14:46 CET 2009


On Sun, 2009-01-18 at 12:08 +0100, Francesco de Virgilio wrote:
> Interesting workaround ;)

Thanks :) 

> Pratically, the only modules to cheange from "alsa" to "oss" (for me) are:
> - espeak.conf
> - festival.conf
> - flite.conf
> - ibmtts.conf
> But, for a n00b like me, it is not clear how the 
> /etc/init.d/speech-dispatcher file should be adapted. Could you provide 
> directly the adapted file?

It's attached to this mail. 
I'm also setting LANG to de_DE at UTF-8 for getting correct german speech
output, otherwise "Straße" would be spoken as "Stra-s-z-e" for example.
So you may also set this to your language.

cu Korbi

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