sound from thin clients playing on server speakers

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Sun Mar 9 10:39:16 GMT 2008


On Sat, 08 Mar 2008, dbclinton wrote:

> My server has been experiencing trouble with alsamixer (it won't load
> and returns "PULSEAUDIO: Unable to connect: Connection refused
> alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: Connection
> refused"). Sound Recorder similarly doesn't load. And don't even think
> about Skype. Weirdly, the clients can load Sound Recorder (though it
> won't actually record).

Microphone sound (ie sending sound from client back to application
on server) is not, as yet, supported.  This does stop sound recorder,
skype, etc. from being useful.

> However, the problem I'm focusing on now is the misdirection of thin
> client sound. As I type this, the many (and strange) sounds from my
> kid's session of Scratch on his client are coming through my (server's)
> speakers - and not through his!

What applications are we talking about here?   Can you try some of the
known working ones (Movie Player, Rhythmbox) and tell us how they work?  If
you run 

in a shell on the thin client, what do you see?


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