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    Espeak errors

    I was running "espeak" and got the following errors:

    Sil@peanuttwo:~$ espeak "watt the freak main"
    ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:985:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to create IPC semaphore
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2217:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
    bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
    bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
    bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
    bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)
    ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:957:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) The dmix plugin supports only playback stream
    ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:985:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to create IPC semaphore
    Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
    Cannot connect to server request channel
    jack server is not running or cannot be started
    How do I stop or silences these errors? Other than this the programs runs fine.
    Last edited by Herbon; September 3rd, 2013 at 03:20 PM.

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    Re: Espeak errors

    up

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    Re: Espeak errors

    moved to multimedia and video

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    Re: Espeak errors

    Those errors are par for the course (it's just espeak trying different outputs until it finds a valid one). To shut them up, redirect to /dev/null
    Code:
    espeak something 2>/dev/null
    Last edited by Temüjin; September 3rd, 2013 at 06:59 PM.

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    Re: Espeak errors

    This is a known problem. You can always send the output to paplay or any other audio player of your preference, e.g.:
    Code:
    espeak --stdout "this is a test" | paplay

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    Re: Espeak errors

    Thank you both!

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