Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492015
Speech Dispatcher defaults to alsa instead of pulseaudio for output
Last modified: 2009-12-18 04:06:25 EST
Description of problem:
The configuration files for the different voice system modules in /etc/speech-dispatcher/modules default their AudioOutputMethod to alsa. Fedora GNOME uses pulseaudio for sound by default and I presume it locks alsa somehow. (In that, without pulseaudio, only one app seems able to control audio at a time.)
Consequently, unless I change the AudioOutputMethod in these .conf files to "pulse" from "alsa" (and restart speech-dispatcherd), there is no sound when using speech-dispatcher.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install speech-dispatcher
2. start it: # /etc/init.d/speechdispatcherd start
3. test it: $ spd-say "Hello, speech is great"
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Using speech-dispatcher-0.6.7-2.fc12, it seems to still default to "alsa", but this no longer has issues wproducing sound while PulseAudio is running.
That said, this was slightly hard to test, since /etc/init.d/speech-dispatcherd fails to start it :| (new bug to come)
Er, the situation has actually improved by F12. Having it set to alsa on all subsequent boot led to no sound being produced.
Changing it back to pulse lets it be heard.
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