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#1 2020-03-15 11:09:54

yuntan_t
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Registered: 2019-10-14
Posts: 8

failed to start speech-dispatcherd.service

Hello. I want to use Firefox TTS feature so I tried to configure TTS software, but it doesn't works.

I've installed `speech-dispatcher` and `espeak-ng`. `espeak "Hello"` worked. I edited `/etc/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf` as follows.

AddModule "espeak-ng"                "sd_espeak-ng" "espeak-ng.conf"
DefaultModule   espeak-ng

and started `speech-dispatcherd.service` but it fails with no information.

● speech-dispatcherd.service - Speech-Dispatcher an high-level device independent layer for speech synthesis.
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/speech-dispatcherd.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
     Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Sun 2020-03-15 19:50:38 JST; 14min ago
    Process: 1010039 ExecStart=/usr/bin/speech-dispatcher -d (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

 3月 15 19:50:38 Arch-X230 systemd[1]: Starting Speech-Dispatcher an high-level device independent layer for speech synthesis....
 3月 15 19:50:38 Arch-X230 speech-dispatcher[1010039]: [Sun Mar 15 19:50:38 2020 : 683746] speechd: Speech Dispatcher 0.9.1 starting
 3月 15 19:50:38 Arch-X230 systemd[1]: speech-dispatcherd.service: Control process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
 3月 15 19:50:38 Arch-X230 systemd[1]: speech-dispatcherd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
 3月 15 19:50:38 Arch-X230 systemd[1]: Failed to start Speech-Dispatcher an high-level device independent layer for speech synthesis..

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#2 2020-03-17 13:15:34

TCBear
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Registered: 2016-01-22
Posts: 34

Re: failed to start speech-dispatcherd.service

What does it do if you do:

spd-say test

I'm looking at the manual on https://freebsoft.org/doc/speechd/speec … tcher.html

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#3 2021-11-11 05:27:07

chovy
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Registered: 2020-12-29
Posts: 60

Re: failed to start speech-dispatcherd.service

speech works from the cli for me but not in firefox. the voices array is still empty

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#4 2021-11-11 13:40:05

2ManyDogs
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Registered: 2012-01-15
Posts: 3,803

Re: failed to start speech-dispatcherd.service

chovy, stop bumping old threads with your issue.

Closing.

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