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Trouble after update


#1

Hi everyone, here’s a Belgium guy spending time on RPi and Mycroft. It is eating a lot of time, but I’m learning a lot so that is good. I had Mycroft working nicely, until I went for Amy’s voice. I changed the wake call to “Hey Suzanne” as it took a while to install Amy, I guess the original male voice kept answering. The voice was okay after a while, but then the mic didn’t work anymore, Inputing commands via CLI went okay, and Amy’s voice answered. Not listening to the wake word anymore though.

I thought no problem, and I created a new SD card for a second device. The voice speaks and tells me it is going to update. After the update I get the following error all the time:

19:19:10.832 - mycroft.messagebus.client.ws:on_error:70 - ERROR - Exception(“Uncaught ‘error’ event.”,)

Anyone any ideas or direction for me to look into?

Thanks, Bill


#2

:smiley:
Hi there again, this intelligence is wonderful. The male pi is now responding to “Hey Suzanne” and answering in the male voice

I caught one other message when it was not working before:
19:19:45.933 - mycroft.messagebus.client.ws:on_error:71 - WARNING - WS Client will reconnect in 40 seconds.

…but I can play again it seems. Any hints or help is welcome though.

Thanks,
Bill


#3

My final question this evening: can it be that when configuring Amy the mic doesn’t work anymore? I have put settings back to the male voice and Mycroft as wake word and all of a sudden the mic meter works again, and so does Mycroft.

This RPi I keep as working unit for now. Hopefully I can get some help to get Amy’s voice to work.

It’s fun though, folks please keep up the good work.

Bill


#4

Thanks for reporting this, @william.stassen. Are you able to upload your Mycroft logs? You can find them in /var/log/ ie,

ls -las /var/log/ | grep mycroft

Kind regards,
Kathy


#5

Hi Kathy, I’ll try Amy’s voice another time this evening and post the logs here. To get Mycroft to work again quickly, I dd’d the sd card with the original image file. A weak move I know, and also forgive me if it doesn’t work out today, I’ll keep trying.
:slight_smile:


#6

Hi Kathy, no logs yet, but answers to your other question:

  1. Picroft on RPi3: YES
  2. Version 18.2.0
  3. Microphone: USB ID 8086:0808
  4. Boots OK: YES
  5. Pairs OK: YES
  6. Listens to Wake Word: YES, now “hey Microft”
  7. Does respond to commands, verbally as well as from CLI

All is working fine. Next I’ll try and install Amy’s voice and see what happens.


#7

Amy’s voice is working, and responding to mic. Now changing the wake word to “hey Suzanne” (HH EY . S UW Z AE N .) and curious what will happen.


#8

Hi Kathy, I have Amy’s voice installed now, and all except for the weather is good in Belgium.

I have renamed Mycroft to Suzanne, and it is working like a clock. She even told me her weight (body mass index 23.42) and her age (8 years 9 months 21.95 days, (right now)). She didn’t even sounded annoyed by that.

Summarizing; everything works well, I don’t think and know that I did something different from the first try and the good news is; it’s working.

Thanks for the support.


#9

Well… I asked Suzanne to sing a song, and she reacted with a very deep male voice (the original Mycroft voice). When I asked her name after “stop” Amy’s voice reacted and answered with Suzanne (the name I gave this device).

Any idea why not the song with Amy’s voice?


#10

Good question @william.stassen. My guess is that that song Skill uses a call to mimic and the call is hard-coded to the Alan Pope voice, but @forslund may be able to confirm.

Best, Kathy


#11

The mycroft sing skill uses prerecorded files (provided by Alan Pope himself) if I’m remembering things correctly and currently there’s no similar production using amy’s voice.


#12

Good morning both, thanks for the reply. I guess my expectation was off, somehow I expected the TTS to read form the lyrics. I understand from Forslund’s reply that “sing a song” is something prerecorded.

I’m pretty sure it must be somewhere, but I haven’t found it yet. Is there something like a higher level visualization of the system, breaking down into the used modules? If so could you please post the link. I think it would be very useful for laymen like myself.

Grtz from this side of the world.