Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 Koala positive feetback related toaccessibility and speech responsiveness

Arky rakesh_ambati at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 2 15:41:34 GMT 2009


Hi Storm,

Thanks for tip, I forgot to include that in Orca Ubuntu Karmic page. 

http://live.gnome.org/Orca/UbuntuKarmic

Cheers

--arky 

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--- On Mon, 2/11/09, Storm Dragon <stormdragon2976 at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Storm Dragon <stormdragon2976 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 Koala positive feetback related  toaccessibility and speech responsiveness
> To: "ubuntu" <ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Monday, 2 November, 2009, 8:08 PM
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> Hi,
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> I was having the same problems with pulseaudio. The pauses
> every few wordes were quite interesting. Removing pulse
> solved sound problems for more than just orca though. I am
> still using speech-dispatcher with no problems. Did you
> remember to run spd-conf and set it to use alsa instead of
> pulse?  I am using 64 bit Karmik.
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> On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 08:57 -0500, Bill Cox wrote:
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> I'm very glad to hear about positive experiences so far
> with Karmic.
> I installed the x64 version yesterday on my laptop (Dell
> Inspiron
> 9400).  Orca did work out-of-the-box, which is nice.  If
> blind users
> absolutely must do a few things on linux, Karmic can do the
> job.
> However, I found there to be a delay due to pulseaudio of
> about 1/2
> second, making key and word echo useless.  The delay is so
> bad, I
> don't see how I could use Karmic with Orca full-time. 
> I installed
> voxin as well (far nicer than espeak, IMO), and had two
> additional
> problems, besides the delay.  When using speech-dispatcher,
> speech
> would pause every few seconds for about half a second,
> which is
> seriously annoying.  When using Gnome Speech Services,
> instead of
> pausing, it simply stops speaking, so it is very tedious to
> listen to
> an entire document.  I suspect both problems are related to
> the delay
> in pulseaudio.
> 
> With the virtual machine install, I was able to get Orca
> working well
> by uninstalling pulseaudio, as described here:
> 
>     http://live.gnome.org/Orca/UbuntuKarmic
> 
> However, when installed on my laptop, removing pulseaudio
> caused
> speech-dispatcher to hang, with 100% CPU utilization.  So,
> for now, I
> have no suitable Karmic-based Orca solution.  Are other
> people seeing
> the delay problem?  Is it only with the x64 version?  Are
> you using
> Karmic/Orca as your main machine, or just playing around a
> bit?
> 
> Thanks,
> Bill
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