Description of problem:
Just wanted to have the speech dispatcher read a single word for me
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cmdline: /usr/lib64/speech-dispatcher-modules/sd_flite /etc/speech-dispatcher/modules/flite.conf
runlevel: N 5
var_log_messages: [System Logs]:\n-- Logs begin at Di 2015-02-10 10:56:10 CET, end at Fr 2015-06-26 11:55:16 CEST. --
Thread no. 1 (5 frames)
#0 cst_val_consp at cst_val.c:244
#1 delete_val at cst_val.c:111
#3 feat_set at cst_features.c:232
#4 register_cmu_us_kal at cmu_us_kal16.c:69
#5 module_init at flite.c:113
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> Just wanted to have the speech dispatcher read a single word for me
Are you using a custom configuration, the standard out of the box should use espeak not flite.
I'm about to push 0.8.3 to F-21 as an update which has a number of crash fixes.
speech-dispatcher-0.8.3-1.fc21 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 21.
being on ppc64 you'll need to wait for the secondary build to happen. You may wish to test on Fedora 22 as the new version is already there. You may also wish to test the espeak backend as that'll let us know if it's speech-dispatcher or something else.
Actually, I just marked a word in a PDF opened in Okular and clicked on "read text" in the context menu. Since I use KDE, text-to-speach is managed by Jovie and I have no clue how Jovie decides on which backend to use. One RPM that I also installed was gstreamer-plugins-espeak, but I doubt that this will make a difference.
Can you also test espeak and flite with simple single command lines to find out whether they work in general?
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 21 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing speech-dispatcher-0.8.3-1.fc21'
as soon as you are able to.
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*** Bug 1238577 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
speech-dispatcher-0.8.3-1.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Another user experienced a similar problem:
The speech dispatcher runs in an endless loop and constantly increases its memory footprint. When I send an INT signal this crash happens.
cmdline: /usr/bin/speech-dispatcher --spawn --communication-method unix_socket --socket-path /run/user/1122391/speech-dispatcher/speechd.sock
reason: speech-dispatcher killed by SIGSEGV
runlevel: N 5