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When I installed epos:

sudo apt-get install epos

and try to use say:

say hello

the terminal says:

hello#######################################################################################################################################################T
Could not open localsound device, error 2
Client side error: Could not set up a stream

How can I configure this software to make it run correctly?

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Is there a reason you need epos? I installed it just to see if I could help you, and I'm appalled at the lack of end-user documentation. I ran into the same trouble you did. A few forum posts suggested no other sound application can run alongside epos. Additionally, there is a bug report for this problem. You should go add your voice.

Try espeak instead. It was installed on my system by default (leastwise I've no recollection of installing it).

espeak "hello world"
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Epos is said to be the best TTS program for Czech language so this question is relevant.

I had exactly the same error and couldn't find the answer anywhere so I sent email to the author of the program and he replied back that it may have been related to /dev/dsp device or some other kernel module lacking.

There is really no /dev/dspin my fresh Oneiric system so I Googled and found out that padsp util can emulate it.

Simply start your eposd daemon via padsp:

padsp eposd --voice "violka" 

violka - the best voice for Czech but you must install it separately and it should work. Works well in my case.

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