Remote Desktop Under Linux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Jan 1 17:01:22 UTC 2021

It has admittedly been over 8 years since I did this but as I recall rdp 
has the option to allow sound from the remote machine to come through. 
You will have to look at the documentation to figure out how but it should 
be possible.


On Fri, 1 Jan 2021, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> Tim here.  Indeed, as far as I know, VNC and `ssh -X` both convey the
> graphics without sound.  To do that, you'd need to run a sound-server
> on Windows
> and then configure your Linux audio to use that remote server for
> sound.  I'm afraid I can't be of much more help than directing you to
> the parts since I don't have a configuration in which I can test it.
> It might be suitable for streaming audio but I imagine that the audio
> latency would be pretty horrible making it difficult to use a
> screen-reader unless you have a great deal of patience.
> I know that the Remote Desktop (RDP) protocol has provisions for
> forwarding the audio too, though it requires a fairly high-bandwidth
> connection and would also be subject to latency concerns.
> -tim
> On December 31, 2020, Janina wrote:
>> I am unfamiliar with RDP. However, I believe the 'ssh -x' approach
>> onlyh conveys the graphics, not any audio associated with screen
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