[u-a-dev] [Bug 84220] No speech in totem using eSpeak w/ Orca

Joanie j-diggs at comcast.net
Fri Feb 9 15:39:21 GMT 2007

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: espeak

If I am using eSpeak with Orca and launch Totem (with no media files
open or playing), Orca will not speak the contents of anything (e.g. the
menu items).  If I am using DECTalk, however, Orca will.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Launch Orca and select eSpeak as your synthesizer
2. Launch Totem
3. Press Alt M to get into the Movie menu and use Up and Down Arrow to navigate

Expected results:  
Orca would speak each item with focus.

Actual results:
Orca remains silent.

1. Fonix DECTalk does not exhibit this issue.
2. I can only reproduce this problem on my laptop, which has exhibited similar resource issues/conflicts between TTS and other sounds.  See bug #54975.  Driver:  ATI IXP AC97 controller.  Product:  IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio Controller.
3. This is with the latest Orca from GNOME svn trunk, and eSpeak 1.19

** Affects: espeak (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

No speech in totem using eSpeak w/ Orca

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