Is there text-to-speech and speech recognition for Ubuntu 8.10?

Knapp magick.crow at
Wed Nov 5 08:17:36 UTC 2008

> I believe the problem comes from the fact that these programs can't get
> exclusive access to the sound device. At least that's what happens on my
> computer. When playing music with Amarok or something and trying to run
> any of these I get an error that resembles that.
> Catalin

Yes, I think you are right. How can we fix it? Can we make these
programs use alsa somehow?

Douglas E Knapp

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