FreeNX client Audio setup (Thin Client)
Topic: FreeNX client Audio setup (Thin Client)
started by: howear
Posted by howear on Mar. 28 2006,10:04Hi
Am trying to use DSL as a thin client to connect to server using FreeNX client over SSH.
Works great except for multimedia support (ie audio).
When selecting the enable multimedia NX reports that the local audio server is not using network support.
Anyone know what this means.
Have added ALSA, gnu-utils etc from repositories.
Posted by dougvega on Mar. 28 2006,23:43I have the same problem I think that to have multimedia suport one has to have the comercial vercion of NX not freeNX , their web site claims to have forum suport for the non comercial server but so far I have not found any information.
Posted by howear on Mar. 29 2006,17:22Have successfully connected to the FreeNX Server (Ubuntu) from a windows FreeNX client and audio works fine which leads me to think its somthing missing from DSL.
Posted by dare2dreamer on Mar. 29 2006,23:04I've got nxclient running under dsl and the sound (via nxesd) works just fine. I'm connecting to the freenx server. Your applications (server side) need to output to esound.
Posted by howear on Mar. 30 2006,10:47Hi
Good to know it does work.
At present I've set up the server to pipe sound to esd and this seems to work fine on the windows client.
Accrding to the nomachine website the Win32 client uses nxesd but linux potentially uses artsd.
Did you have to add any additional myDSL repositories to your DSL instance?
Any other useful pointers?
Posted by alpha1906 on April 14 2006,15:37
When you say "via nxesd" how did you accomplish this?
Posted by dare2dreamer on April 14 2006,22:36The linux (and specifically in this case the nxclient.tar.gz extension) version of the NXclient automatically launches NXesd for you, assuming you've checked "enable multimedia support" in the client.
With the most recent version of the client (which I believe is currently in the testing repository) I had nothing more to do than make sure the server used esound on the application's output and the client had the "enable multimedia" box checked.
to ensure we are talking about the same extension, this is the version I'm using:
Description: NoMachine's NX Client, v1.5.0.
If you can't find it in testing, let me know and I'll post it somewhere. I've pretty much ad-hoc'ed myself as maintainer of the extension, largely for the selfish reason of using it so damnedly often. :-)
Posted by dare2dreamer on April 24 2006,03:03Only thing I did was enable multimedia support, and then make sure that each of my applications was using esound/esd as an output source.
I have little or no experience with nxclient on windows, however.