I was able to get this to work, and to get festival and misterhouse running at boot.

I will get the instructions sorted out and then update the wiki.

On 10 July 2013 10:52, Robert J. Clay <rjclay@gmail.com> wrote:

On Jul 9, 2013 9:59 PM, "Thomas Paine" <painethom@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am going through the ubuntu instructions, and on this page
http://misterhouse.wikispaces.com/StartupScripts where it talks
> about setting up the festival server to start at boot, the
> /etc/init.d/festival file doesn't exist.

Did you install the festival package?