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Running Ubuntu 9.10 and trying to run the espeak command and I get this error 4 times:

bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)

Any ideas on how to fix this?

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According to a thread from Ubuntu Forums is this problem related with Bluetooth...go to System -> Administration -> Services and turn the Bluetooth services back on.

Ter Rymon also suggests in this thread, that a another workaround (for a follow-up problem which you may encounter, output is too fast or cut) is as followes:

%words = "hello world"
espeak --stdout %words | aplay

or you install the GNOME espeaker frontend.

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