super user privileges for speech-dispatcher and location of configuration files for olpc

Simon Schampijer simon at
Mon Jul 7 05:57:05 EDT 2008

Hemant Goyal wrote:
> Hi,
> We want to run the speech-dispatcher daemon service on the XO for providing
> a speech synthesis environment in the laptop. For our purpose we want to
> modify the configuration file of speech-dispatcher in
> /etc/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf from sugar-control panel. sugar-control
> panel requires the configuration file to be user writable (which is not the
> case with the file in /etc/speech-dispatcher).
> The idea that we are getting at the moment is to maintain a copy
> of /etc/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf somewhere in
> /home/olpc/.folder/speechd.conf. and start the daemon service by pointing to
> this directory instead of /etc/speech-dispatcher. This would allow us to
> modify the configuration file from sugar-control panel.

I have been thinking a bit about this. When we have a copy in home and this is read 
by a daemon that is run as root this sounds be odd. Maybe we can run the daemon in 
the user session to accomplish this.

Can someone with a deeper knowledge on this issue comment?


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