Garuda i3wm| voice can be stopped | Orca | speech-dispatcher

Hello Garuda users.

I've just install Garuda i3mw, nice !
But!
A feminine voice keeps on speaking, each time i'm stroking a key, something I don't understand (I'm not english native) sound like : "This is xxx speech module bla bla... please cheack out your log file...

what is it and how can i get ride of it.
thanks

System:
  Kernel: 5.18.12-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 12.1.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=44b5d1ca-1fd1-48c3-ba57-6e28fc02a047 rw
    [email protected] quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3
    vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
  Desktop: i3 v: 4.20.1 info: i3bar vt: 7 dm: LightDM
    v: 1.32.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Sony product: VPCZ13M9E v: J004CGUL
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Sony model: VAIO serial: <superuser required>
    BIOS: INSYDE v: R3030C3 date: 07/30/2010
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 56.9 Wh (100.0%) condition: 56.9/56.2 Wh
    (101.4%) volts: 12.5 min: 10.8 model: Sony Corporation
    type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: full
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse
    serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored)
    rechargeable: yes status: discharging
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5 M 460 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Westmere gen: core 1 built: 2010-11 process: Intel 32nm
    family: 6 model-id: 0x25 (37) stepping: 5 microcode: 0x7
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled
    cache: L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB
    desc: 2x256 KiB L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2232 high: 2793 min/max: 1199/2534
    boost: enabled scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq
    governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2010 2: 2793 3: 2572 4: 1555
    bogomips: 20214
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache
    flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted,
    no microcode; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass
    disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and
    __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional,
    IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics
    vendor: Sony driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-5.75
    process: Intel 45nm built: 2010 ports: active: eDP-1
    empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:0046 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GT216M [GeForce GT 330M] vendor: Sony
    driver: N/A alternate: nouveau non-free: series: 340.xx
    status: legacy (EOL) last: release: 340.108 kernel: 5.4
    xorg: 1.20 arch: Tesla process: 40-80nm built: 2006-13 pcie:
    gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0a2b
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: Ricoh type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-1.2:4
    chip-ID: 05ca:18b7 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96
    s-size: 423x238mm (16.65x9.37") s-diag: 485mm (19.11")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: Sony LCD serial: <filter>
    built: 2010 res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 140 gamma: 1.2
    size: 291x164mm (11.46x6.46") diag: 334mm (13.2")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 1600x900
  Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo
    missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
    vendor: Sony driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    chip-ID: 8086:3b56 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GT216 HDMI Audio vendor: Sony
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.1
    chip-ID: 10de:0be2 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.12-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82577LC Gigabit Network vendor: Sony
    driver: e1000e v: kernel port: 7040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
    chip-ID: 8086:10eb class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
    mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 driver: iwlwifi
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:422c class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-3: Qualcomm Sony Gobi 2000 Wireless Modem (QDL mode)
    type: USB driver: qcserial bus-ID: 1-1.3:5 chip-ID: 05c6:9224
    class-ID: 0000
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]
    driver: ahci v: 3.0 port: 7020 bus-ID: 00:1f.2
    chip-ID: 8086:282a rev: N/A class-ID: 0104
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 119.25 GiB used: 13.59 GiB (11.4%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check
    --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Toshiba
    model: THNSNC064GMMJ size: 59.63 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: 0201 scheme: MBR
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Toshiba
    model: THNSNC064GMMJ size: 59.63 GiB block-size:
    physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: 0201 scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 56.64 GiB size: 56.64 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 13.59 GiB (24.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 56.64 GiB size: 56.64 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 13.59 GiB (24.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 56.64 GiB size: 56.64 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 13.59 GiB (24.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 56.64 GiB size: 56.64 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 13.59 GiB (24.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60)
    cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.51 GiB used: 888.8 MiB
    (24.7%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 69.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 229 Uptime: 3h 29m wakeups: 13 Memory: 3.51 GiB
  used: 2.07 GiB (59.1%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 Packages: pacman: 1348
  lib: 366 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: terminator
  inxi: 3.3.20
e[1;34mGaruda (2.6.5-1):e[0m
e[1;34m  System install date:e[0m     2022-08-13
e[1;34m  Last full system update:e[0m 2022-08-13 e[1;31m↻
e[1;34m  Is partially upgraded:  e[0m No
e[1;34m  Relevant software:      e[0m NetworkManager
e[1;34m  Windows dual boot:      e[0m <superuser required>
e[1;34m  Snapshots:              e[0m Snapper
e[1;34m  Failed units:           e[0m bluetooth-autoconnect.service 

LOL. I also had that once.

Search for speech-dispatcher

pacman -Ss speech-dispatcher

If it's found, uninstall it

sudo pacman -R speech-dispatcher

Reboot.

I think that was the program that made that weird behavior happening. Wonder how it ended up on your system.

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They probably use Brave.

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Removing speech-dispatcher gives me an error because this pakage is use by orca

$ sudo pacman -R speech-dispatcher       
checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: removing speech-dispatcher breaks dependency 'speech-dispatcher' required by orca

so the voice can be stopped by
sudo pkill orca

to prevent orca to lauch at startup edit :
sudo nvim /etc/xdg/autostart/orca-autostart.desktop
and comment line 51
#Exec=orca

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Thank you for the solution.

I have now removed Orca to avoid future discomfort :slight_smile:
Let's see if complaints come from the visually impaired.
Forgive me if I have not expressed myself correctly. I ask to correct me then.

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