On Arch its quite easy to install fenrir as it is in AUR.
# i still use aurman, but you can of course use the AURhelper of your choice
aurman -S fenrir-git
to install fenrir if you run pulseaudio, the sound card is locked by the pulseaudio instance of your user. As fenrir runs currently as root an second instance of Pulseaudio as user root would require access to the hardware. this is denied because its locked by the instance used by your user. So the script configures the root instance of pulseaudio to stream its sound to your user instance of pulseaudio (instead play it directly), and configure your user instance of pulseaudio to receive the root sound stream and play this stream on your speaker. this makes you hear the sound created by fenrirs TTS process.
this is just to let you know what the scripts are doing.
you need to run this once as normal user and once as root (to bring both configurations in place)
# as normal user:
# as root
let me know if you need help. fenrir is of course not perfect yet :), but i do my best to improve it. also if i don't have that time i currently wanna have for develop it.
Am 31.01.20 um 16:25 schrieb Mallard:
Hello again Chrys,
Sorry, I think I need some more help here.
Where is teh Pulseaudio Configure Script to be found?
Arch was installed for me by my son, as I said previously, and I only resurrected it, but I don't know what was done then.
Thanks, sorry for this laughable question... lol
On 30/01/2020 14:19, chrys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
because my Arch doesn't want to speak in the consolUsing pulseaudio requires some additional step.
did you run the configure pulseaudio script?
Zitat von Mallard <mallard@xxxxxxxxx>:
hello Pranav, Thanks" for confirming. I was looking into Fenrir, because my Arch doesn't want to speak in the console, while all is well in Mate desktop. What I tried up to now has giuen no results... sigh. I'll wait till Fenrir is fixed to try it out. Ciao, Ollie
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On 30 Jan 2020, 00:40, at 00:40, Pranav Lal <pranav.lal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:Hi Ollie,
Fenrir as far as I know works only in the console. I have been unable
to get the latest versions working due to a problem with the pyttsx3
library. The library is a cross platform library to work with speech.
It seems it is executing the code meant for Microsoft windows in the
Linux installs so there is a problem.
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Subject: [fenrir-screenreader] Re: Testing
hello Pranav, I hear you loud and clear. I've just resurrected my
Arch and Slint installations, and was thinking of giving Fenrir a spin.
I haven't followed this list at all, so I don't have a very clear
picture of the current state of the screen reader. Someone told me it
works in both console and graphic desktop, while my understanding was
it's only for console. Which is true? Thanks, take care. Ollie
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