We need the full output from the following commands:
Also it would help if you can tell us which channels on your sound card
you usually unmute.
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 10:38:23PM +0100, John Robinson wrote:
> Hi William. All my sound card channels were still muted when I started
> Alsamixer. In case it's relevant, the LSPCI utility describes my sound
> card as follows:
> 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High
> Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
> Alsamixer reports that my soundcard is of type HDA Intel and that the
> audio chip itself is a Realtek ALC883. If you need any clarification or
> further details, please let me know. I would very much appreciate any
> further suggestions or advice you may have.
> Yours sincerely,
> John Robinson
> On 09/10/09 22:22, William Hubbs wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 09:55:01PM +0100, John Robinson wrote:
> >> Hi William and many thanks for your message. I tried exactly what you
> >> suggested, booting into the live DVD and typing 'gentoo
> >> speakup.synth=dectlk nox' at the boot prompt. My Dectalk USB started
> >> speaking as it should, but after all Alsa modules were loaded, it
> >> announced that no Alsa configuration was present and that I'd have to
> >> unmute my card. Sorry I couldn't record the exact message. I then
> >> launched Alsamixer, unmuting all channels and turning them up to full
> >> volume. After pressing 'Escape' to save the settings, I played an MP3
> >> file with Mplayer to ensure that my card was unmuted. This file played
> >> successfully. I next typed 'espeak "Hello,this is a test."' as you
> >> suggested. There was no error, but I heard no speech at all. Finally,
> >> I repeated the same procedure, but output the result to a Wave file. I
> >> played this successfully in Mplayer.
> >> In conclusion, Espeak appears to be able to creat Wave files on my
> >> system, but does not appear to be able to speak through Alsa, even when
> >> all my sound card's channels are unmuted. I would very much appreciate
> >> any advice you may have as to how to resolve this.
> > Ok John, we found this issue, and we are working on building another
> > image that will allow espeak to speak through alsa.
> > The other thing I am concerned about though is your sound card. When
> > you started alsamixer was everything still muted?
> > William
gentoo accessibility team lead