3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2013 7:12 PM by Linc Davis
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I'm on a MacBook Pro running 10.9.  When I activate the Dictation function, the other sound source fades away and, as I speak, I see the sound response in the microphone icon.  However, nothing gets typed on the screen.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Peter Miller


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (169,415 points)

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.

     

    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left. If you don't see that menu, select

    View Show Log List

    from the menu bar.

     

    Click the Clear Display icon in the toolbar. Then try the action that you're having trouble with again. Select any messages that appear in the Console window. Copy them to the Clipboard by pressing the key combination command-C. Paste into a reply to this message (command-V).

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  • Peterkin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Linc:  I hope that this will help you to spot the problem.

    11/29/2013 6:57:10.469 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Killing auth hosts

    11/29/2013 6:57:10.469 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Session 100128 destroyed

    11/29/2013 6:57:10.473 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Session 100130 created

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.664 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.brokerd[2605]: daemon(2606) recycled.

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.664 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: peer(20150) is first peer alive

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.665 PM DictationIM[20150]: Hello <dictionary: 0x61800018af80> { count = 6, contents =

              "options" => <uint64: 0x618000241470>: 16777216

              "id" => <uint64: 0x6180002413b0>: 105553118157424

              "msg" => <int64: 0x618000241350>: 101

              "locale" => <string: 0x6180002768c0> { length = 5, contents = "en_US" }

              "live" => <bool: 0x7fff7be3d920>: true

              "audioDevice" => <string: 0x6180002769c0> { length = 30, contents = "AppleHDAEngineInput:1B,0,1,0:1" }

    } -> <dictionary: 0x61800018b1f0> { count = 1, contents =

              "msg" => <int64: 0x60000024a1a0>: 201

    }

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.665 PM DictationIM[20150]: client received XPC_ERROR_CONNECTION_INVALID

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.665 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: RDSoundSource::CreateLiveSource

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.666 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: RDSoundSource::Open

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.666 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: peer(20150) was last peer alive

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.666 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: S2: Info: closing external chanel

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.666 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: RDSoundSource::Close

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.667 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: S2: Info: resetting primary channel

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.667 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: Audio ducking was already OFF

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.667 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: peer(20150) XPC_ERROR_CONNECTION_INVALID

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.689 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: peer(20150) is first peer alive

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.690 PM DictationIM[20150]: Hello <dictionary: 0x60000018b530> { count = 6, contents =

              "options" => <uint64: 0x600000250b30>: 16777216

              "id" => <uint64: 0x60000024cc30>: 105553118157904

              "msg" => <int64: 0x60000024a1a0>: 101

              "locale" => <string: 0x60000027dfc0> { length = 5, contents = "en_US" }

              "live" => <bool: 0x7fff7be3d920>: true

              "audioDevice" => <string: 0x60000027df40> { length = 30, contents = "AppleHDAEngineInput:1B,0,1,0:1" }

    } -> <dictionary: 0x61000018a900> { count = 1, contents =

              "msg" => <int64: 0x618000241890>: 201

    }

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.690 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: RDSoundSource::CreateLiveSource

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.690 PM DictationIM[20150]: client received XPC_ERROR_CONNECTION_INVALID

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.690 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: RDSoundSource::Open

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.691 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: peer(20150) was last peer alive

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.691 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: S2: Info: closing external chanel

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.691 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: RDSoundSource::Close

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.692 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: S2: Info: resetting primary channel

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.692 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: Audio ducking was already OFF

    11/29/2013 6:57:16.692 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: peer(20150) XPC_ERROR_CONNECTION_INVALID

    11/29/2013 6:57:17.246 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: peer(20150) is first peer alive

    11/29/2013 6:57:17.246 PM DictationIM[20150]: Hello <dictionary: 0x61800018c7e0> { count = 6, contents =

              "options" => <uint64: 0x618000251850>: 16777216

              "id" => <uint64: 0x618000250b90>: 105553118155024

              "msg" => <int64: 0x618000250bf0>: 101

              "locale" => <string: 0x61800026d700> { length = 5, contents = "en_US" }

              "live" => <bool: 0x7fff7be3d920>: true

              "audioDevice" => <string: 0x61800026d740> { length = 30, contents = "AppleHDAEngineInput:1B,0,1,0:1" }

    } -> <dictionary: 0x61800018e450> { count = 1, contents =

              "msg" => <int64: 0x6180002517f0>: 201

    }

    11/29/2013 6:57:17.246 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: RDSoundSource::CreateLiveSource

    11/29/2013 6:57:17.247 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: RDSoundSource::Open

    11/29/2013 6:57:17.247 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: peer(20150) was last peer alive

    11/29/2013 6:57:17.247 PM com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond[2606]: peer(20150) is first peer alive

    11/29/2013 6:57:43.487 PM com.apple.usbmuxd[57]: _SendAttachNotification Device 00:88:65:74:82:18@fe80::288:65ff:fe74:8218._apple-mobdev2._tcp.local. has already appeared on interface 4. Suppressing duplicate attach notification.

    11/29/2013 6:57:50.993 PM Printer Pro Desktop[462]: Empty task

    11/29/2013 6:58:18.710 PM com.apple.usbmuxd[57]: _SendAttachNotification Device e4:8b:7f:44:a2:ad@fe80::e68b:7fff:fe44:a2ad._apple-mobdev2._tcp.local. has already appeared on interface 4. Suppressing duplicate attach notification.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (169,415 points)
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