Date   

Problem installing update

Janet Brandly
 

Hello all,
 
Thanks for your feedback so far in helping me to solve this problem. I am running Windows 10. I do not get any sound indication of the screen asking me to allow the program to make changes to my system. I get the dialog telling me to wait while the setup is being prepared. Then I hear beeping for a few minutes. During that time I alt-tab numerous times to make sure I’m not missing the screen. Pretty much immediately after the beeping stops, I get what I’d describe as a “clang” sound and a message telling me tht the installation has failed and advising me to check the log bview.
 
Hopefully this provides some further clarification.
 
Janet


Re: Firefox browsing bug in NVDA 2018.4

Kwork
 

Interesting. You're right. When inside a frame, tabbing till you get outside the frame doesn't throw things to the top. When outside the frame, tabbing from anywhere on that page, and all others I've tried so far on the site, throws it to the first link at the top. Let's see how other browsers do.

Chrome: things work normally except at the "We believe" heading. Tab forward doesn't move the cursor. Shift+tab, then tab, lets things be normal.

IE works as expected.

Edge works as expected.

Travis

On 12/18/2018 2:19 PM, Tyler Spivey wrote:
I can.
1. Open https://nvaccess.org/
2. Move to the first heading, We believe that every Blind + Vision
Impaired person Deserves the right to freely & easily access a computer!
3. Press tab, I'm at the top.

Now repeat this, but move to the second one, nvAccessLimited inside the
frame.
I'm not placed at the top again.

I assume this is a Firefox bug and not related to NVDA, because tab has
no special meaning to NVDA here, at least according to input help.

On 12/18/2018 1:13 PM, George McCoy wrote:
Travis,


I can not duplicate your issue.  I am running windows 10 pro, NVDA
2018.4 and firefox 64.0 64 bit.


George

On 12/17/2018 8:23 PM, Kwork wrote:
Thank you Abby. With the lack of responses to my question, I figured
it was somewhat isolated to me.

If you don't mind experimenting a bit with your installation, go to
the official NVDA site:

https://www.nvaccess.org/

The main page will be good enough as it's site wide for me.

Use the headings shortcut, the letter h, to go down a couple headings.
From there, and it doesn't matter if you do it immediately, or up and
down arrow a bit, tab once.

If you hear the following words,

NV Access Empowering lives through non-visual access to technology

You'll know that you've been returned to the top of the page.

Any other response means that you're not reproducing the same thing I
am here.

Thank you.

Travis

On 12/17/2018 3:59 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
I'm afraid I'm not reproducing this here, either, at least not on the
groups.io page for this message. After reading the message, I was
able to press Tab to get to the Reply button, then Tab a few more
times to get to the edit field where I'm now typing my reply.
However, I noticed earlier while proofing a post on my blog at
https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com, when I pressed Tab within the
post, it took me to the top of the post. I updated my NVDA just
yesterday, so will see what develops.
--
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
http://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
abbietaylor945@gmail.com


Re: can't get vlc media player to start

Travis Siegel <tsiegel@...>
 

Did you try just using the run dialog?

press windows-R, then type vlc

If that doesn't work, then something broke in your system, and it's likely a reinstall is necessary.


On 12/18/2018 6:08 PM, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

I'm gonna get rid of the program. I tried everything I know but nothing is working.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] can't get vlc media player to start

 

Hi.

 

How are you trying to open it?

 

Are your file associations set to VlC?

What happens when you open it using the search box or run dialog?

If you’ve tried everything and there’s simply no VLC window opening, it may be time to re-install. There’s nothing special related to starting VlC; it should open like any other programme.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 18, 2018 2:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] can't get vlc media player to start

 

Hi, everyone,

 

I just put in a movie to try to watch but I can't get vlc media player to play now. The last time I used it was during the summer when I was watching a movie my sister gaveme for my birthday. How do I get this program to start?

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: can't get vlc media player to start

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I'm gonna get rid of the program. I tried everything I know but nothing is working.

 

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:12 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] can't get vlc media player to start

 

Hi.

 

How are you trying to open it?

 

Are your file associations set to VlC?

What happens when you open it using the search box or run dialog?

If you’ve tried everything and there’s simply no VLC window opening, it may be time to re-install. There’s nothing special related to starting VlC; it should open like any other programme.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 18, 2018 2:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] can't get vlc media player to start

 

Hi, everyone,

 

I just put in a movie to try to watch but I can't get vlc media player to play now. The last time I used it was during the summer when I was watching a movie my sister gaveme for my birthday. How do I get this program to start?

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 


Re: can't get vlc media player to start

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I tried everything I could think of to open vlc media player but I'll try the "open with" and see if that works.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Karmelo
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] can't get vlc media player to start

 

Rosemarie,

 

Try the context menu key

arrow down to open with. 

You should find vlc media player. 

Press enter.

 

Regards,

Charles

 

 

Hi.

 

How are you trying to open it?

 

Are your file associations set to VlC?

What happens when you open it using the search box or run dialog?

If you’ve tried everything and there’s simply no VLC window opening, it may be time to re-install. There’s nothing special related to starting VlC; it should open like any other programme.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 18, 2018 2:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] can't get vlc media player to start

 

Hi, everyone,

 

I just put in a movie to try to watch but I can't get vlc media player to play now. The last time I used it was during the summer when I was watching a movie my sister gaveme for my birthday. How do I get this program to start?

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 


Re: Season's greetings

 

Happy new year, folks. Wishing you all the best for the next one.
Em 18/12/2018 20:37, Rosemarie Chavarria escreveu:

Hi, Molly,

Happy Holidays to you and everyone on list.

Rosemarie



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Season's greetings

Happy holidays, everyone.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mallard
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Season's greetings

 From Italy as well... And Happy New Year too, ad Happy whatever people on this list celebrate!

Ciao,

Ollie




Il 18/12/2018 11:30, Cearbhall O'Meadhra ha scritto:
Happy Christmas, Quentin and everyone on the list.

All the best,

Cearbhall

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e: 
cearbhall.omeadhra@...

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of 
*Quentin Christensen
*Sent:* Monday, December 17, 2018 11:15 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Season's greetings

Thank you Clive,

And a Merry Christmas to you and everyone on the list from NV Access 
and myself as well!

Quentin.

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 9:51 AM Clive Pallett 
<clive.pallett@... <mailto:clive.pallett@...>> wrote:

    Hello everyone,

    Wishing you all on the list all the best for the season, whatever
    your celebrations.

    Best wishes,

    Clive Pallett


--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: 
http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess















Re: Season's greetings

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Molly,

Happy Holidays to you and everyone on list.

Rosemarie

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:20 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Season's greetings

Happy holidays, everyone.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mallard
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Season's greetings

From Italy as well... And Happy New Year too, ad Happy whatever people on this list celebrate!

Ciao,

Ollie




Il 18/12/2018 11:30, Cearbhall O'Meadhra ha scritto:

Happy Christmas, Quentin and everyone on the list.

All the best,

Cearbhall

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e:
cearbhall.omeadhra@blbc.ie

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Quentin Christensen
*Sent:* Monday, December 17, 2018 11:15 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Season's greetings

Thank you Clive,

And a Merry Christmas to you and everyone on the list from NV Access
and myself as well!

Quentin.

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 9:51 AM Clive Pallett
<clive.pallett@ptplace.co.uk <mailto:clive.pallett@ptplace.co.uk>> wrote:

Hello everyone,

Wishing you all on the list all the best for the season, whatever
your celebrations.

Best wishes,

Clive Pallett


--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available:
http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess


Re: Reading emoticons and Kazakh language for eSpeak NG

Quentin Christensen
 

Could you please give me the address of a page - there are different ways of representing things which end up looking the same, and I want to make sure I'm comparing the same thing as you.


On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 1:18 AM Adil Uralbaev <adiluralbaev@...> wrote:
I also noticed that some emoticons are pronounced only when if you
move the cursor arrows on it, as if you want to read the previous or
the next character. And if you read, using the up and down arrows,
they are not pronounced, only the word "Graphics" is pronounced.

2018-12-18 15:07 GMT+03:00, Adil Uralbaev via Groups.Io
<adiluralbaev=gmail.com@groups.io>:
> Hi!
> Smileys are not pronounced on sites. I noticed this when I
> corresponded on social networks. I would like this bug to be fixed.
> In the version of NVDA 2018.3.2 everything worked.
>
> 2018-12-18 14:45 GMT+03:00, Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>:
>> Hi Adil,
>>
>> Could you give an example of an emoji that isn't working, or a page that
>> has one etc?
>>
>> When you say in the previous version, could you please confirm, do you
>> mean
>> 2018.3.2, or one of the alpha / beta / rc releases?
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 10:13 PM Adil Uralbaev <adiluralbaev@...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello.
>>> Speech synthesizers do not pronounce some smilies that are written in
>>> Unicode. In the previous version there were no such problems.
>>> Everything was read correctly.
>>> And I want to thank you for the support of the Kazakh language for
>>> eSpeak NG. I hope you will continue to work on this language.
>>> Waiting for fixis in reading emoticons.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Sincerely, Adil.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Quentin Christensen
>> Training and Support Manager
>>
>> Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available:
>> http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/
>>
>> www.nvaccess.org
>> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
>> Twitter: @NVAccess
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available: http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess 
Twitter: @NVAccess 


Re: Season's greetings

molly the blind tech lover
 

Happy holidays, everyone.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mallard
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:05 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Season's greetings

From Italy as well... And Happy New Year too, ad Happy whatever people on this list celebrate!

Ciao,

Ollie




Il 18/12/2018 11:30, Cearbhall O'Meadhra ha scritto:

Happy Christmas, Quentin and everyone on the list.

All the best,

Cearbhall

m +353 (0)833323487 Ph: _353 (0)1-2864623 e:
cearbhall.omeadhra@blbc.ie

*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Quentin Christensen
*Sent:* Monday, December 17, 2018 11:15 PM
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Season's greetings

Thank you Clive,

And a Merry Christmas to you and everyone on the list from NV Access
and myself as well!

Quentin.

On Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 9:51 AM Clive Pallett
<clive.pallett@ptplace.co.uk <mailto:clive.pallett@ptplace.co.uk>> wrote:

Hello everyone,

Wishing you all on the list all the best for the season, whatever
your celebrations.

Best wishes,

Clive Pallett


--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

Official NVDA Training modules and expert certification now available:
http://www.nvaccess.org/shop/

www.nvaccess.org <http://www.nvaccess.org/>

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NVAccess
Twitter: @NVAccess


Re: Firefox browsing bug in NVDA 2018.4

Tyler Spivey
 

I can.
1. Open https://nvaccess.org/
2. Move to the first heading, We believe that every Blind + Vision
Impaired person Deserves the right to freely & easily access a computer!
3. Press tab, I'm at the top.

Now repeat this, but move to the second one, nvAccessLimited inside the
frame.
I'm not placed at the top again.

I assume this is a Firefox bug and not related to NVDA, because tab has
no special meaning to NVDA here, at least according to input help.

On 12/18/2018 1:13 PM, George McCoy wrote:
Travis,


I can not duplicate your issue.  I am running windows 10 pro, NVDA
2018.4 and firefox 64.0 64 bit.


George

On 12/17/2018 8:23 PM, Kwork wrote:

Thank you Abby. With the lack of responses to my question, I figured
it was somewhat isolated to me.

If you don't mind experimenting a bit with your installation, go to
the official NVDA site:

https://www.nvaccess.org/

The main page will be good enough as it's site wide for me.

Use the headings shortcut, the letter h, to go down a couple headings.
From there, and it doesn't matter if you do it immediately, or up and
down arrow a bit, tab once.

If you hear the following words,

NV Access Empowering lives through non-visual access to technology

You'll know that you've been returned to the top of the page.

Any other response means that you're not reproducing the same thing I
am here.

Thank you.

Travis

On 12/17/2018 3:59 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
I'm afraid I'm not reproducing this here, either, at least not on the
groups.io page for this message. After reading the message, I was
able to press Tab to get to the Reply button, then Tab a few more
times to get to the edit field where I'm now typing my reply.
However, I noticed earlier while proofing a post on my blog at
https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com, when I pressed Tab within the
post, it took me to the top of the post. I updated my NVDA just
yesterday, so will see what develops.
--
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
http://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
abbietaylor945@gmail.com


Re: Firefox browsing bug in NVDA 2018.4

George McCoy <slr1bpz@...>
 

Travis,


I can not duplicate your issue.  I am running windows 10 pro, NVDA 2018.4 and firefox 64.0 64 bit.


George

On 12/17/2018 8:23 PM, Kwork wrote:

Thank you Abby. With the lack of responses to my question, I figured it was somewhat isolated to me.

If you don't mind experimenting a bit with your installation, go to the official NVDA site:

https://www.nvaccess.org/

The main page will be good enough as it's site wide for me.

Use the headings shortcut, the letter h, to go down a couple headings. From there, and it doesn't matter if you do it immediately, or up and down arrow a bit, tab once.

If you hear the following words,

NV Access Empowering lives through non-visual access to technology

You'll know that you've been returned to the top of the page.

Any other response means that you're not reproducing the same thing I am here.

Thank you.

Travis

On 12/17/2018 3:59 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
I'm afraid I'm not reproducing this here, either, at least not on the groups.io page for this message. After reading the message, I was able to press Tab to get to the Reply button, then Tab a few more times to get to the edit field where I'm now typing my reply. However, I noticed earlier while proofing a post on my blog at https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com, when I pressed Tab within the post, it took me to the top of the post. I updated my NVDA just yesterday, so will see what develops.
--
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
http://abbiescorner.wordpress.com
abbietaylor945@...


Re: dectalk express u s b

Tyler Spivey
 

No problem. Thanks for telling me about the zip files, Jeff's site has
also been fixed to download addons properly now and not as zips.

On 12/18/2018 12:05 PM, larry k wrote:
   thanks for all your help. got it working and couldn't have done it
without you.
thanks again
larry

-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:02
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

I don't host any of them. Get it from Jeff's, link below.
I see what the problem is. You're probably using IE, which automatically
renames addons to zips, unless the server tells it not to. Also, copying
it to synthDrivers won't work
So you simply need to change the extension from .zip to .nvda-addon, or
download with Firefox or chrome.
Alternatively, do this.
1. Download the addon. You'll get a zip.
2. Copy it to your clipboard from explorer.
3. Open the NVDA menu, tools, Manage add-ons, install.
3. Paste. Press enter.

Download link:
https://jeff.tdrealms.com/Add-Ons/DECtalkUSB.nvda-addon

On 12/18/2018 10:54 AM, larry k wrote:
I've tried all of them on your site.
send me a link to the dectalk u s b  add-on and I think that one is in a
zip format, not an addon.
if this is the case, after putting drivers in the synth drivers folder,
it does not talk.
larry

-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

There are two different addons. One for the dectalk express which
connects through a serial port, and one for the dectalk USB which
connects through a USB port.
If you have a dectalk USB connected through the USB port, you want the
USB addon.
If you want to connect it through serial, you need the dectalk express
addon, and you also need to edit it to change the serial port (or change
the port in device manager to match the one the addon is currently
using).

On 12/18/2018 10:31 AM, larry k wrote:
I get the message, can not load synthesizer when I try and load express.
following is the log.

INFO - __main__ (11:24:59.428):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.835):
Config dir: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (11:24:59.835):
Loading config: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
NVDA version 2018.4
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Windows version 10.0.17134 workstation
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Python version 2.7.15 (v2.7.15:ca079a3ea3, Apr 30 2018, 16:22:17)
[MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using comtypes version 1.1.3
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using configobj version 5.1.0 with validate version 1.0.1
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:25:00.252):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.252):
Using wx version 4.0.3 msw (phoenix) wxWidgets 3.0.5
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Braille input initialized
INFO - braille.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Using liblouis version 3.7.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (11:25:00.252):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
WARNING - core.main (11:25:00.272):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (11:25:00.282):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation5
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.721):
NVDA initialized
INFO - config.ConfigManager.save (11:25:32.114):
Base configuration saved
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:28:09.670):
Loaded synthDriver express
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
 File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",


line 85, in __init__
 File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
 File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
ERROR - stderr (11:29:08.423):
Exception in thread Thread-9:
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "threading.pyo", line 801, in __bootstrap_inner
 File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",


line 26, in run
 File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 246, in read
SerialException: Attempting to use a port that is not open
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
 File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",


line 85, in __init__
 File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
 File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
INFO - synthDrivers.espeak.SynthDriver.__init__ (11:29:08.467):
Using eSpeak NG version 1.49.3 dev
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.552):
Loaded synthDriver espeak
ERROR - unhandled exception (11:29:29.391):
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 595, in onCancel
 File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 851, in onDiscard
 File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 1177, in onDiscard
 File "wx\core.pyo", line 1392, in _EvtHandler_Unbind
 File "wx\core.pyo", line 1461, in Unbind
RuntimeError: wrapped C/C++ object of type Choice has been deleted

larry


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:30
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

First, let's get the basics out of the way. Do you have the drivers
installed?
If not, go here and get them. If your PC is 64-bit, you'll want the
64-bit driver:

http://www.axsol.com/downloads.php

Once these are installed, restart your computer and try again.

Last I checked many years ago, that addon worked. I don't have a
dectalk, so can't debug it here. If you really want it to work, we might
be able to debug remotely with you on Skype or something, but I can't
guarantee anything.

On 12/17/2018 1:15 PM, larry k wrote:
synth is connectedby u s b.
it doesn't talk at all.
this is the one labeled u s b.


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:12
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

What is it doing? Exactly which addon do you have and does it talk at
all? How is the synth connected, serial or USB?

On 12/17/2018 1:07 PM, larry k wrote:
the dectalk express add on doesn’t work correctly. does anyone have
any
tips to make it work with the synthesizer?
larry





















Re: dectalk express u s b

larry k <sirlaurence.larry@...>
 

thanks for all your help. got it working and couldn't have done it without you.
thanks again
larry

-----Original Message-----
From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:02
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

I don't host any of them. Get it from Jeff's, link below.
I see what the problem is. You're probably using IE, which automatically
renames addons to zips, unless the server tells it not to. Also, copying
it to synthDrivers won't work
So you simply need to change the extension from .zip to .nvda-addon, or
download with Firefox or chrome.
Alternatively, do this.
1. Download the addon. You'll get a zip.
2. Copy it to your clipboard from explorer.
3. Open the NVDA menu, tools, Manage add-ons, install.
3. Paste. Press enter.

Download link:
https://jeff.tdrealms.com/Add-Ons/DECtalkUSB.nvda-addon

On 12/18/2018 10:54 AM, larry k wrote:
I've tried all of them on your site.
send me a link to the dectalk u s b add-on and I think that one is in a
zip format, not an addon.
if this is the case, after putting drivers in the synth drivers folder,
it does not talk.
larry

-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

There are two different addons. One for the dectalk express which
connects through a serial port, and one for the dectalk USB which
connects through a USB port.
If you have a dectalk USB connected through the USB port, you want the
USB addon.
If you want to connect it through serial, you need the dectalk express
addon, and you also need to edit it to change the serial port (or change
the port in device manager to match the one the addon is currently using).

On 12/18/2018 10:31 AM, larry k wrote:
I get the message, can not load synthesizer when I try and load express.
following is the log.

INFO - __main__ (11:24:59.428):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.835):
Config dir: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (11:24:59.835):
Loading config: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
NVDA version 2018.4
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Windows version 10.0.17134 workstation
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Python version 2.7.15 (v2.7.15:ca079a3ea3, Apr 30 2018, 16:22:17)
[MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using comtypes version 1.1.3
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using configobj version 5.1.0 with validate version 1.0.1
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:25:00.252):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.252):
Using wx version 4.0.3 msw (phoenix) wxWidgets 3.0.5
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Braille input initialized
INFO - braille.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Using liblouis version 3.7.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (11:25:00.252):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
WARNING - core.main (11:25:00.272):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (11:25:00.282):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation5
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.721):
NVDA initialized
INFO - config.ConfigManager.save (11:25:32.114):
Base configuration saved
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:28:09.670):
Loaded synthDriver express
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",

line 85, in __init__
File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
ERROR - stderr (11:29:08.423):
Exception in thread Thread-9:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "threading.pyo", line 801, in __bootstrap_inner
File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",

line 26, in run
File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 246, in read
SerialException: Attempting to use a port that is not open
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",

line 85, in __init__
File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
INFO - synthDrivers.espeak.SynthDriver.__init__ (11:29:08.467):
Using eSpeak NG version 1.49.3 dev
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.552):
Loaded synthDriver espeak
ERROR - unhandled exception (11:29:29.391):
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 595, in onCancel
File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 851, in onDiscard
File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 1177, in onDiscard
File "wx\core.pyo", line 1392, in _EvtHandler_Unbind
File "wx\core.pyo", line 1461, in Unbind
RuntimeError: wrapped C/C++ object of type Choice has been deleted

larry


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:30
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

First, let's get the basics out of the way. Do you have the drivers
installed?
If not, go here and get them. If your PC is 64-bit, you'll want the
64-bit driver:

http://www.axsol.com/downloads.php

Once these are installed, restart your computer and try again.

Last I checked many years ago, that addon worked. I don't have a
dectalk, so can't debug it here. If you really want it to work, we might
be able to debug remotely with you on Skype or something, but I can't
guarantee anything.

On 12/17/2018 1:15 PM, larry k wrote:
synth is connectedby u s b.
it doesn't talk at all.
this is the one labeled u s b.


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:12
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

What is it doing? Exactly which addon do you have and does it talk at
all? How is the synth connected, serial or USB?

On 12/17/2018 1:07 PM, larry k wrote:
the dectalk express add on doesn’t work correctly. does anyone have any
tips to make it work with the synthesizer?
larry
















Re: can't get vlc media player to start

Karmelo
 

Rosemarie,

 

Try the context menu key

arrow down to open with. 

You should find vlc media player. 

Press enter.

 

Regards,

Charles

 

Hi.

 

How are you trying to open it?

 

Are your file associations set to VlC?

What happens when you open it using the search box or run dialog?

If you’ve tried everything and there’s simply no VLC window opening, it may be time to re-install. There’s nothing special related to starting VlC; it should open like any other programme.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 18, 2018 2:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] can't get vlc media player to start

 

Hi, everyone,

 

I just put in a movie to try to watch but I can't get vlc media player to play now. The last time I used it was during the summer when I was watching a movie my sister gaveme for my birthday. How do I get this program to start?

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 


Re: dectalk express u s b

Tyler Spivey
 

What part of my instructions was unclear? The only thing you seemed to
understand was the link, but there is more to my email.

On 12/18/2018 11:07 AM, larry k wrote:
I downloaded the file mentioned and copied the .py file.
I put it in n v d a synth drivers.
in the synthesizer list, it shows up but when you select it, and pick
speakers since the express has it's own, I get the error, cannot load
synthesizer.
I think I already sent you the log.
larry

-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:02
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

I don't host any of them. Get it from Jeff's, link below.
I see what the problem is. You're probably using IE, which automatically
renames addons to zips, unless the server tells it not to. Also, copying
it to synthDrivers won't work
So you simply need to change the extension from .zip to .nvda-addon, or
download with Firefox or chrome.
Alternatively, do this.
1. Download the addon. You'll get a zip.
2. Copy it to your clipboard from explorer.
3. Open the NVDA menu, tools, Manage add-ons, install.
3. Paste. Press enter.

Download link:
https://jeff.tdrealms.com/Add-Ons/DECtalkUSB.nvda-addon

On 12/18/2018 10:54 AM, larry k wrote:
I've tried all of them on your site.
send me a link to the dectalk u s b  add-on and I think that one is in a
zip format, not an addon.
if this is the case, after putting drivers in the synth drivers folder,
it does not talk.
larry

-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

There are two different addons. One for the dectalk express which
connects through a serial port, and one for the dectalk USB which
connects through a USB port.
If you have a dectalk USB connected through the USB port, you want the
USB addon.
If you want to connect it through serial, you need the dectalk express
addon, and you also need to edit it to change the serial port (or change
the port in device manager to match the one the addon is currently
using).

On 12/18/2018 10:31 AM, larry k wrote:
I get the message, can not load synthesizer when I try and load express.
following is the log.

INFO - __main__ (11:24:59.428):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.835):
Config dir: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (11:24:59.835):
Loading config: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
NVDA version 2018.4
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Windows version 10.0.17134 workstation
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Python version 2.7.15 (v2.7.15:ca079a3ea3, Apr 30 2018, 16:22:17)
[MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using comtypes version 1.1.3
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using configobj version 5.1.0 with validate version 1.0.1
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:25:00.252):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.252):
Using wx version 4.0.3 msw (phoenix) wxWidgets 3.0.5
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Braille input initialized
INFO - braille.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Using liblouis version 3.7.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (11:25:00.252):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
WARNING - core.main (11:25:00.272):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (11:25:00.282):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation5
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.721):
NVDA initialized
INFO - config.ConfigManager.save (11:25:32.114):
Base configuration saved
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:28:09.670):
Loaded synthDriver express
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
 File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",


line 85, in __init__
 File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
 File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
ERROR - stderr (11:29:08.423):
Exception in thread Thread-9:
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "threading.pyo", line 801, in __bootstrap_inner
 File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",


line 26, in run
 File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 246, in read
SerialException: Attempting to use a port that is not open
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
 File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",


line 85, in __init__
 File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
 File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
INFO - synthDrivers.espeak.SynthDriver.__init__ (11:29:08.467):
Using eSpeak NG version 1.49.3 dev
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.552):
Loaded synthDriver espeak
ERROR - unhandled exception (11:29:29.391):
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 595, in onCancel
 File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 851, in onDiscard
 File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 1177, in onDiscard
 File "wx\core.pyo", line 1392, in _EvtHandler_Unbind
 File "wx\core.pyo", line 1461, in Unbind
RuntimeError: wrapped C/C++ object of type Choice has been deleted

larry


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:30
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

First, let's get the basics out of the way. Do you have the drivers
installed?
If not, go here and get them. If your PC is 64-bit, you'll want the
64-bit driver:

http://www.axsol.com/downloads.php

Once these are installed, restart your computer and try again.

Last I checked many years ago, that addon worked. I don't have a
dectalk, so can't debug it here. If you really want it to work, we might
be able to debug remotely with you on Skype or something, but I can't
guarantee anything.

On 12/17/2018 1:15 PM, larry k wrote:
synth is connectedby u s b.
it doesn't talk at all.
this is the one labeled u s b.


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:12
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

What is it doing? Exactly which addon do you have and does it talk at
all? How is the synth connected, serial or USB?

On 12/17/2018 1:07 PM, larry k wrote:
the dectalk express add on doesn’t work correctly. does anyone have
any
tips to make it work with the synthesizer?
larry





















Re: can't get vlc media player to start

JM Casey
 

Hi.

 

How are you trying to open it?

 

Are your file associations set to VlC?

What happens when you open it using the search box or run dialog?

If you’ve tried everything and there’s simply no VLC window opening, it may be time to re-install. There’s nothing special related to starting VlC; it should open like any other programme.

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 18, 2018 2:07 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] can't get vlc media player to start

 

Hi, everyone,

 

I just put in a movie to try to watch but I can't get vlc media player to play now. The last time I used it was during the summer when I was watching a movie my sister gaveme for my birthday. How do I get this program to start?

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 


Re: dectalk express u s b

larry k <sirlaurence.larry@...>
 

I downloaded the file mentioned and copied the .py file.
I put it in n v d a synth drivers.
in the synthesizer list, it shows up but when you select it, and pick speakers since the express has it's own, I get the error, cannot load synthesizer.
I think I already sent you the log.
larry

-----Original Message-----
From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 12:02
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

I don't host any of them. Get it from Jeff's, link below.
I see what the problem is. You're probably using IE, which automatically
renames addons to zips, unless the server tells it not to. Also, copying
it to synthDrivers won't work
So you simply need to change the extension from .zip to .nvda-addon, or
download with Firefox or chrome.
Alternatively, do this.
1. Download the addon. You'll get a zip.
2. Copy it to your clipboard from explorer.
3. Open the NVDA menu, tools, Manage add-ons, install.
3. Paste. Press enter.

Download link:
https://jeff.tdrealms.com/Add-Ons/DECtalkUSB.nvda-addon

On 12/18/2018 10:54 AM, larry k wrote:
I've tried all of them on your site.
send me a link to the dectalk u s b add-on and I think that one is in a
zip format, not an addon.
if this is the case, after putting drivers in the synth drivers folder,
it does not talk.
larry

-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

There are two different addons. One for the dectalk express which
connects through a serial port, and one for the dectalk USB which
connects through a USB port.
If you have a dectalk USB connected through the USB port, you want the
USB addon.
If you want to connect it through serial, you need the dectalk express
addon, and you also need to edit it to change the serial port (or change
the port in device manager to match the one the addon is currently using).

On 12/18/2018 10:31 AM, larry k wrote:
I get the message, can not load synthesizer when I try and load express.
following is the log.

INFO - __main__ (11:24:59.428):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.835):
Config dir: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (11:24:59.835):
Loading config: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
NVDA version 2018.4
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Windows version 10.0.17134 workstation
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Python version 2.7.15 (v2.7.15:ca079a3ea3, Apr 30 2018, 16:22:17)
[MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using comtypes version 1.1.3
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using configobj version 5.1.0 with validate version 1.0.1
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:25:00.252):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.252):
Using wx version 4.0.3 msw (phoenix) wxWidgets 3.0.5
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Braille input initialized
INFO - braille.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Using liblouis version 3.7.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (11:25:00.252):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
WARNING - core.main (11:25:00.272):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (11:25:00.282):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation5
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.721):
NVDA initialized
INFO - config.ConfigManager.save (11:25:32.114):
Base configuration saved
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:28:09.670):
Loaded synthDriver express
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",

line 85, in __init__
File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
ERROR - stderr (11:29:08.423):
Exception in thread Thread-9:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "threading.pyo", line 801, in __bootstrap_inner
File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",

line 26, in run
File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 246, in read
SerialException: Attempting to use a port that is not open
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",

line 85, in __init__
File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
INFO - synthDrivers.espeak.SynthDriver.__init__ (11:29:08.467):
Using eSpeak NG version 1.49.3 dev
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.552):
Loaded synthDriver espeak
ERROR - unhandled exception (11:29:29.391):
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 595, in onCancel
File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 851, in onDiscard
File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 1177, in onDiscard
File "wx\core.pyo", line 1392, in _EvtHandler_Unbind
File "wx\core.pyo", line 1461, in Unbind
RuntimeError: wrapped C/C++ object of type Choice has been deleted

larry


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:30
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

First, let's get the basics out of the way. Do you have the drivers
installed?
If not, go here and get them. If your PC is 64-bit, you'll want the
64-bit driver:

http://www.axsol.com/downloads.php

Once these are installed, restart your computer and try again.

Last I checked many years ago, that addon worked. I don't have a
dectalk, so can't debug it here. If you really want it to work, we might
be able to debug remotely with you on Skype or something, but I can't
guarantee anything.

On 12/17/2018 1:15 PM, larry k wrote:
synth is connectedby u s b.
it doesn't talk at all.
this is the one labeled u s b.


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:12
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

What is it doing? Exactly which addon do you have and does it talk at
all? How is the synth connected, serial or USB?

On 12/17/2018 1:07 PM, larry k wrote:
the dectalk express add on doesn’t work correctly. does anyone have any
tips to make it work with the synthesizer?
larry
















can't get vlc media player to start

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, everyone,

 

I just put in a movie to try to watch but I can't get vlc media player to play now. The last time I used it was during the summer when I was watching a movie my sister gaveme for my birthday. How do I get this program to start?

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 


Re: dectalk express u s b

Tyler Spivey
 

I don't host any of them. Get it from Jeff's, link below.
I see what the problem is. You're probably using IE, which automatically
renames addons to zips, unless the server tells it not to. Also, copying
it to synthDrivers won't work
So you simply need to change the extension from .zip to .nvda-addon, or
download with Firefox or chrome.
Alternatively, do this.
1. Download the addon. You'll get a zip.
2. Copy it to your clipboard from explorer.
3. Open the NVDA menu, tools, Manage add-ons, install.
3. Paste. Press enter.

Download link:
https://jeff.tdrealms.com/Add-Ons/DECtalkUSB.nvda-addon

On 12/18/2018 10:54 AM, larry k wrote:
I've tried all of them on your site.
send me a link to the dectalk u s b  add-on and I think that one is in a
zip format, not an addon.
if this is the case, after putting drivers in the synth drivers folder,
it does not talk.
larry

-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

There are two different addons. One for the dectalk express which
connects through a serial port, and one for the dectalk USB which
connects through a USB port.
If you have a dectalk USB connected through the USB port, you want the
USB addon.
If you want to connect it through serial, you need the dectalk express
addon, and you also need to edit it to change the serial port (or change
the port in device manager to match the one the addon is currently using).

On 12/18/2018 10:31 AM, larry k wrote:
I get the message, can not load synthesizer when I try and load express.
following is the log.

INFO - __main__ (11:24:59.428):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.835):
Config dir: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (11:24:59.835):
Loading config: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
NVDA version 2018.4
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Windows version 10.0.17134 workstation
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Python version 2.7.15 (v2.7.15:ca079a3ea3, Apr 30 2018, 16:22:17)
[MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using comtypes version 1.1.3
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using configobj version 5.1.0 with validate version 1.0.1
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:25:00.252):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.252):
Using wx version 4.0.3 msw (phoenix) wxWidgets 3.0.5
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Braille input initialized
INFO - braille.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Using liblouis version 3.7.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (11:25:00.252):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
WARNING - core.main (11:25:00.272):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (11:25:00.282):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation5
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.721):
NVDA initialized
INFO - config.ConfigManager.save (11:25:32.114):
Base configuration saved
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:28:09.670):
Loaded synthDriver express
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
 File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",

line 85, in __init__
 File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
 File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
ERROR - stderr (11:29:08.423):
Exception in thread Thread-9:
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "threading.pyo", line 801, in __bootstrap_inner
 File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",

line 26, in run
 File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 246, in read
SerialException: Attempting to use a port that is not open
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
 File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
 File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",

line 85, in __init__
 File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
 File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
INFO - synthDrivers.espeak.SynthDriver.__init__ (11:29:08.467):
Using eSpeak NG version 1.49.3 dev
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.552):
Loaded synthDriver espeak
ERROR - unhandled exception (11:29:29.391):
Traceback (most recent call last):
 File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 595, in onCancel
 File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 851, in onDiscard
 File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 1177, in onDiscard
 File "wx\core.pyo", line 1392, in _EvtHandler_Unbind
 File "wx\core.pyo", line 1461, in Unbind
RuntimeError: wrapped C/C++ object of type Choice has been deleted

larry


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:30
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

First, let's get the basics out of the way. Do you have the drivers
installed?
If not, go here and get them. If your PC is 64-bit, you'll want the
64-bit driver:

http://www.axsol.com/downloads.php

Once these are installed, restart your computer and try again.

Last I checked many years ago, that addon worked. I don't have a
dectalk, so can't debug it here. If you really want it to work, we might
be able to debug remotely with you on Skype or something, but I can't
guarantee anything.

On 12/17/2018 1:15 PM, larry k wrote:
synth is connectedby u s b.
it doesn't talk at all.
this is the one labeled u s b.


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:12
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

What is it doing? Exactly which addon do you have and does it talk at
all? How is the synth connected, serial or USB?

On 12/17/2018 1:07 PM, larry k wrote:
the dectalk express add on doesn’t work correctly. does anyone have any
tips to make it work with the synthesizer?
larry
















Re: dectalk express u s b

larry k <sirlaurence.larry@...>
 

I've tried all of them on your site.
send me a link to the dectalk u s b add-on and I think that one is in a zip format, not an addon.
if this is the case, after putting drivers in the synth drivers folder, it does not talk.
larry

-----Original Message-----
From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:41
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

There are two different addons. One for the dectalk express which
connects through a serial port, and one for the dectalk USB which
connects through a USB port.
If you have a dectalk USB connected through the USB port, you want the
USB addon.
If you want to connect it through serial, you need the dectalk express
addon, and you also need to edit it to change the serial port (or change
the port in device manager to match the one the addon is currently using).

On 12/18/2018 10:31 AM, larry k wrote:
I get the message, can not load synthesizer when I try and load express.
following is the log.

INFO - __main__ (11:24:59.428):
Starting NVDA
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.835):
Config dir: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda
INFO - config.ConfigManager._loadConfig (11:24:59.835):
Loading config: C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\nvda.ini
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
NVDA version 2018.4
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Windows version 10.0.17134 workstation
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using Python version 2.7.15 (v2.7.15:ca079a3ea3, Apr 30 2018, 16:22:17)
[MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using comtypes version 1.1.3
INFO - core.main (11:24:59.897):
Using configobj version 5.1.0 with validate version 1.0.1
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:25:00.252):
Loaded synthDriver eloquence
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.252):
Using wx version 4.0.3 msw (phoenix) wxWidgets 3.0.5
INFO - brailleInput.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Braille input initialized
INFO - braille.initialize (11:25:00.252):
Using liblouis version 3.7.0
INFO - braille.BrailleHandler.setDisplayByName (11:25:00.252):
Loaded braille display driver noBraille, current display has 0 cells.
WARNING - core.main (11:25:00.272):
Java Access Bridge not available
INFO - _UIAHandler.UIAHandler.MTAThreadFunc (11:25:00.282):
UIAutomation: IUIAutomation5
INFO - core.main (11:25:00.721):
NVDA initialized
INFO - config.ConfigManager.save (11:25:32.114):
Base configuration saved
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:28:09.670):
Loaded synthDriver express
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",
line 85, in __init__
File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
ERROR - stderr (11:29:08.423):
Exception in thread Thread-9:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "threading.pyo", line 801, in __bootstrap_inner
File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",
line 26, in run
File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 246, in read
SerialException: Attempting to use a port that is not open
ERROR - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.423):
setSynth
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 105, in setSynth
File "synthDriverHandler.pyo", line 73, in getSynthInstance
File
"C:\Users\home\AppData\Roaming\nvda\addons\express\synthDrivers\express.py",
line 85, in __init__
File "serial\__init__.pyo", line 78, in serial_for_url
File "serial\serialwin32.pyo", line 66, in open
SerialException: could not open port 'com3': WindowsError(5, 'Access is
denied.')
INFO - synthDrivers.espeak.SynthDriver.__init__ (11:29:08.467):
Using eSpeak NG version 1.49.3 dev
INFO - synthDriverHandler.setSynth (11:29:08.552):
Loaded synthDriver espeak
ERROR - unhandled exception (11:29:29.391):
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 595, in onCancel
File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 851, in onDiscard
File "gui\settingsDialogs.pyo", line 1177, in onDiscard
File "wx\core.pyo", line 1392, in _EvtHandler_Unbind
File "wx\core.pyo", line 1461, in Unbind
RuntimeError: wrapped C/C++ object of type Choice has been deleted

larry


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:30
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

First, let's get the basics out of the way. Do you have the drivers
installed?
If not, go here and get them. If your PC is 64-bit, you'll want the
64-bit driver:

http://www.axsol.com/downloads.php

Once these are installed, restart your computer and try again.

Last I checked many years ago, that addon worked. I don't have a
dectalk, so can't debug it here. If you really want it to work, we might
be able to debug remotely with you on Skype or something, but I can't
guarantee anything.

On 12/17/2018 1:15 PM, larry k wrote:
synth is connectedby u s b.
it doesn't talk at all.
this is the one labeled u s b.


-----Original Message----- From: Tyler Spivey
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 14:12
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] dectalk express u s b

What is it doing? Exactly which addon do you have and does it talk at
all? How is the synth connected, serial or USB?

On 12/17/2018 1:07 PM, larry k wrote:
the dectalk express add on doesn’t work correctly. does anyone have any
tips to make it work with the synthesizer?
larry