On 11/11/2009 03:49 PM, Stuart Buchanan wrote: > I may be missing something, but I haven't had any problems getting > festival to work on Ubuntu, other than extracting the files in the correct > place. > I don't have a /etc/festival.scm file. > > Is this specific to some sound driver? I'm pretty much in the dark when it > comes > to Linux sound systems, so I honestly don't know what is different between my > system and yours.
I'm in the dark too. This is another of those collective learning experiences. I am currently entertaining a somewhat-vague hypothesis that it depends on kernel configuration as well as on details of the distribution. In particular I hypothesize that some of these progs (festival, FGFS) look for the oss driver first, and if they don't find it they look for alsa drivers. As a way to partially check these hypotheses, it would be helpful for folks where it "just works" to tell us the results of the following commands: # loaded modules: lsmod | grep oss # kernel configuration: grep OSS /boot/config-$(uname -r) # or whatever the corresponding thing is on your system I will get the ball rolling as follows: chez moi we have: lsmod | grep oss snd_pcm_oss 37344 0 snd_mixer_oss 15936 1 snd_pcm_oss snd_pcm 79624 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec snd 62904 11 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device grep OSS /boot/config-$(uname -r) CONFIG_ARCH_HIBERNATION_POSSIBLE=y CONFIG_ARCH_SUSPEND_POSSIBLE=y CONFIG_CHR_DEV_OSST=m CONFIG_SSB_POSSIBLE=y CONFIG_SSB_PCIHOST_POSSIBLE=y CONFIG_SSB_PCMCIAHOST_POSSIBLE=y CONFIG_SSB_DRIVER_PCICORE_POSSIBLE=y CONFIG_SOUND_OSS_CORE=y CONFIG_SND_OSSEMUL=y CONFIG_SND_MIXER_OSS=m CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS=m CONFIG_SND_PCM_OSS_PLUGINS=y CONFIG_SND_SEQUENCER_OSS=y CONFIG_SOUND_OSS=m > Could you put together some text I could add to The Manual please? a) I don't think we know enough quite yet. See above. b) Sound processing is not my area of expertise. Let's try to understand the situation better, then decide who is in the best position to write it up. > It would be particularly useful if it had some information to help > the user identify whether they needed to make these changes > or not. Yes, that would be useful. I've been thinking along the same lines, but festival in particular doesn't make it easy to figure out what device(s) it is using. Maybe the path of least resistance is to provide explicit configuration files ... to make us less sensitive to the vagaries of the default behavior. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Let Crystal Reports handle the reporting - Free Crystal Reports 2008 30-Day trial. Simplify your report design, integration and deployment - and focus on what you do best, core application coding. Discover what's new with Crystal Reports now. http://p.sf.net/sfu/bobj-july _______________________________________________ Flightgear-devel mailing list Flightgearemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/flightgear-devel