Bug#929169: espeakup: Fails to detect sound card

Samuel Thibault sthibault at debian.org
Sat May 18 16:00:28 BST 2019

Package: espeakup
Version: 1:0.80-14
Severity: serious
Tags: a11y
Justification: makes installation fail


The Linux kernel in Buster seems to take much longer (as much as 12s!)
to detect some sound card such as the widespread Intel HDA. The current
timeout in espeakup-udeb is thus way too short, and makes the Debian
installer useless for blind people having such audio cards.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'testing-debug'), (500, 'stable-debug'), (500, 'proposed-updates-debug'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'oldoldstable'), (500, 'buildd-unstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (500, 'oldstable'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'buildd-experimental'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.1.0 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_OOT_MODULE
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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