I’m playing with mycroft on my AIY voicekit v1 (RPi3B + voicehat) and it worked out of the box with the Picroft image, but since I can’t leave well enough alone, I wanted to get it working on 64-bit OS (in theory some of the more math intensive stuff could run faster).
After running the git clone and install, I didn’t have any sound then I realized my pi user wasn’t in the audio group, so I added that, rebooted and sure enough I had access to sound devices (duh!)
From there, however, was another problem. Both with and without the AIY specific asound.conf, I had no control of the volume and damn is it loud at 100%.
I tried a number of things but the only thing that would give me back volume control was uninstalling pulseaudio
After I did that I had another issue, the first time mycroft-start was run, the audio listener would never start and even typed queries wouldn’t result in spoken replies (but I would get text responses in the debug dialog)
After running mycroft-stop and then mycroft-start a second time, everything seems to come together.
Has anyone else tried this combo (64-bit OS + AIY voicehat)?