Orca does not speak

Milton milton at tomaatnet.nl
Sat Aug 6 07:47:22 UTC 2016


In Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit I assist a sighted person with using Ubuntu. 
After I did Alt+F2 and typed 'orca' Orca starts but after 10 or 20 
seconds Orca quits. with the help of the sighted person I ceck the 
screen reader in System settings > Universal access and Orca was working 
Maybe this can help?

Op 06-08-16 om 06:43 schreef Rob Whyte:
> Why not rm -rf ~/.local/share/orca and try again before messing with Pulse.
> Pulse is designed to just work and it sounds like it is doing just that.
> You could rm -rf ~/.pulse as well if you wanted.
> Are you starting speech in consoles before any of this takes place
> subsequently?
> Rob
> On 06/08/16 12:41, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
>> Hi Jude,
>> Interesting...
>> How might I do this at a CLI with no speech?
>> If the commands are not too lengthy, I might succeed.
>> Glenn
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Jude DaShiell" <jdashiel at panix.com>
>> To: "Glenn / Lenny" <gervin at cableone.net>;
>> <ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Sent: Friday, August 05, 2016 8:56 PM
>> Subject: Re: Orca does not speak
>> Very probably a pulseaudio problem.  Another list I read had a person
>> downgrade pulseaudio and all associated utilities and that's how he got
>> orca working again.  That was on the sonargnulinux e-mail list too.
>> On Fri, 5 Aug 2016, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
>>> Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2016 21:33:51
>>> From: Glenn / Lenny <gervin at cableone.net>
>>> To: ubuntu-accessibility at lists.ubuntu.com
>>> Subject: Orca does not speak
>>> Hi,
>>> I am using Ubuntu 16.04 64 on an Intel NUC PPYH with 8GB of RAM.
>>> I have run Ubuntu on this 15.1064 bit  already, so this should work.
>>> I ran Orca on start up, and set up the voice like I usually do, but on
>>> okaying it, Orca shuts down, it says:
>>> screenreader off
>>> So I log out, and get the bongo sound, and bring up Orca in the log in
>>> window, and Orca stays on.
>>> This is a live version on an SD card with a persistent file.
>>> I have noticed, that when I log out, before the bongo sound, Orca says:
>>> screenreader off
>>> Then Orca comes on again for the log in window, and stays on.
>>> When I log back in, there is no speech.
>>> But that would indicate that Orca is working, but silent.
>>> Is there a way I can make Orca louder?
>>> If I do:
>>> control + alt + T
>>> and then type:
>>> sudo speaker-test -c 2
>>> I get the speaker test
>>> and I end it with control + C
>>> So I know that my system is not muted and the volume is okay when I log
>>> in.
>>> I wonder if there is a problem with eSpeak?
>>> One difference I did between the speech settings in the log in window, and
>>> when I was in the desktop, was that I selected U.S. English in the synth
>>> list, instead of the standard English, which I left alone for the log-in
>>> window.
>>> Could this be a problem for eSpeak?
>>> If I need to change that back, can someone send me the number of tabs to
>>> get to the voice selection list?
>>> Or is there a command to setting Orca to its defaults?
>>> I sent this problem to the Orca list, but have heard nothing there.
>>> Thanks for any help.

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