Has anybody managed to get gnome-speech with festival working?

Luke Yelavich themuso at themuso.com
Sat Feb 12 06:38:55 CST 2005

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 05:40:56PM EST, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> Hi all.
> I am wondering whether anybody has managed to get festival working with 
> gnome-speech in Hoary, mainly for use with gnopernicus? I am having no 
> luck here, and have rebuilt the gnome-speech package to include the 
> test-speech program, which doesn't help me either. all tests seem to run 
> perfectly, but I hear nothing.

Ok, in working with upstream developers on this one, I was asked to 
patch gnome-speech and run an executable from that package together 
with test-speech, and send off the output. It seems that festival is being 
run as a server, and binding itself to listen on port 1314. The problem 
is that a client on the local host, I.E the GNOME speech framework can't 
gain access. The exact message from the time I did this was:

"client(1) Sat Feb 12 16:55:11 2005 : rejected from 
localhost.localdomain not in  access list

I also ran festival on its own, and attempted to telnet in, with the 
same results, and telnet stating that the connection was closed by a 
foreign host. The same thing happens if I run this all as root, i.e with 

I can access ports on the local host, I.E 631 for cups with no problems.

With the same software configuration on Warty, this doesn't happen and 
festival works with GNOME speech normally.

Has there been any big changes in Hoary that could prevent the access to 
port 1314 on the localhost from other programs?


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