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No TTS Mimic Mycroft is mute

Hi
I have Mycroft intalled in Linux Mint and everything is working except the TTS Mimic
isn’t working. Mycroft is mute. I’m only getting a text response. STT is working as
voice commands are understood and Mycroft will even take a recording from a webcam
mic and output to a PCI card analogue surround sound system. I get the audio confirmation
noise after the wake word and can ask Mycroft to turn the volume up or down OK.
I’m going to try to post a section of the Voice log although it’s rather large.
Please accept an apology if I’ve posted it incorrectly as I’m not used to forums
and forum etiquette. Having some trouble selecting and copying from the log.
Anyway here is a section.

2021-06-20 16:40:52.953 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_wakeword:71 | Wakeword Detected: hey mycroft
2021-06-20 16:40:52.954 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_begin:41 | Begin Recording…
2021-06-20 16:40:55.532 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_end:49 | End Recording…
2021-06-20 16:41:12.539 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_wakeword:71 | Wakeword Detected: hey mycroft
2021-06-20 16:41:12.541 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_begin:41 | Begin Recording…
2021-06-20 16:41:17.080 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_end:49 | End Recording…
2021-06-20 16:41:23.669 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_wakeword:71 | Wakeword Detected: hey mycroft
2021-06-20 16:41:23.671 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_begin:41 | Begin Recording…
2021-06-20 16:41:26.938 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_end:49 | End Recording…
2021-06-20 16:41:51.974 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_wakeword:71 | Wakeword Detected: hey mycroft
2021-06-20 16:41:51.975 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_begin:41 | Begin Recording…
2021-06-20 16:41:55.230 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_end:49 | End Recording…
2021-06-20 16:42:03.062 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_wakeword:71 | Wakeword Detected: hey mycroft
2021-06-20 16:42:03.063 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_begin:41 | Begin Recording…
2021-06-20 16:42:06.828 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_end:49 | End Recording…
2021-06-20 16:42:46.840 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_wakeword:71 | Wakeword Detected: hey mycroft
2021-06-20 16:42:46.842 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_begin:41 | Begin Recording…
2021-06-20 16:42:50.022 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_end:49 | End Recording…
2021-06-20 16:43:45.646 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_wakeword:71 | Wakeword Detected: hey mycroft
2021-06-20 16:43:45.647 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_begin:41 | Begin Recording…
2021-06-20 16:43:50.512 | INFO | 18512 | main:handle_record_end:49 | End Recording…
2021-06-20 16:44:44.473 | INFO | 18512 | main:on_stopping:183 | Speech service is shutting down…
2021-06-20 16:45:09.911 | INFO | 39428 | mycroft.messagebus.load_config:load_message_bus_config:33 | Loading message bus configs
2021-06-20 16:45:09.914 | INFO | 39428 | mycroft_bus_client.client.client | Connected
2021-06-20 16:45:09.915 | INFO | 39428 | mycroft.util.process_utils:start_message_bus_client:155 | Connected to messagebus
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1281:(snd_func_refer) Unable to find definition ‘cards.Audigy2.pcm.hdmi.0:CARD=0,AES0=4,AES1=130,AES2=0,AES3=2’
ALSA lib conf.c:4732:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:5220:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib pcm.c:2642:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM hdmi
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1281:(snd_func_refer) Unable to find definition ‘cards.Audigy2.pcm.hdmi.0:CARD=0,AES0=4,AES1=130,AES2=0,AES3=2’
ALSA lib conf.c:4732:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:5220:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib pcm.c:2642:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM hdmi
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1281:(snd_func_refer) Unable to find definition ‘cards.Audigy2.pcm.modem.0:CARD=0’
ALSA lib conf.c:4732:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:5220:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib pcm.c:2642:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.phoneline:CARD=0,DEV=0
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1281:(snd_func_refer) Unable to find definition ‘cards.Audigy2.pcm.modem.0:CARD=0’
ALSA lib conf.c:4732:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:5220:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib pcm.c:2642:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.phoneline:CARD=0,DEV=0
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1281:(snd_func_refer) Unable to find definition ‘cards.Audigy2.pcm.modem.0:CARD=0’
ALSA lib conf.c:4732:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
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The lord helps those that help themselves.
The original package from github didn’t appear to contain mimic.
I downloaded mimic manually from its specific mimic github page which put a mimic1 folder in my home directory
and the root directory that weren’t installed originally. Still didn’t work so I reinstalled
Mycroft cloned from github now TTS is working. Mycroft is no longer mute.
AS an aside the device setup at mycroft.ai website has been broken for at least a number of days.
Any changes returns an error.
Best Regards
Terry