Hey my friend i am a linux user too. the problem is festival. It is a broken version i'm afraid. You must install 2005 LE festival rpm in order to be ok. Remember that kmouth and kttsd are only interfaces to tts programs like festival. so i suggest you to switch back to mandriva 2005 le because it is damn stable in games and multimedia (nvidia users know why 2006 sucks - it's about services like kat and others that "make noise"). actually not all new things are good. I am a mandrake user for at least 4 years. The golden distros are: 8.2, 9.2, 10.2(Mandriva LE). I still wait the true MANDRIVA distro to apear (next year) and the day that i will say i'm a mandriva user not a mandrake user
vagsoftware, the linuxman.