been a long time since I tested the document conversion with txt2speech – using the abiword engine – didn’t work. Reinstall worked. The question remains … what installed package in the last 3 mths caused this error? Perhaps if the next full lvl 1 test may indicate this.
gtk-recordmydesktop does not work and I’ll be damned if I can find the culprit – level one testing shows it starts fine but refuses to record (level two). I even made a quick “from-scratch” version of Ultimate (missing a lot of stuff though) to find if this prog stops works …. must be one of those many additions I added later.
Wink and xvidcap works fine – these are acceptable alternatives. Will keep gtk-recordmydesktop installed as I may find the culprit. NB: Terminal shows no problems…
Time will tell.