[K12OSN] How I got Sound Working

Steve Hargadon steve.hargadon at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 19:04:23 UTC 2005

I like the login solution.

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On Tue, 08 Feb 2005 13:34:37 -0500, Gideon Romm
<ltsp at symbio-technologies.com> wrote:
>  Hi, all.  We recently updated our website, so if you were looking for the
> howto on Flash and esd, it is now located here:
> http://www.thesymbiont.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=144&Itemid=125
>  Sorry for the inconvenience...
>  -Gideon
>  On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 14:34, k12ltsp wrote: 
>  Hey, I was asked to post how I got sound working here and I apologize I
> forgot to respond! Anyhow, here's my experience with sound. I prefer ESD
> over NASD. NASD however is easier to use on FC2 because you don't have to
> make any changes to the accounts and it works right off in ICEWM. However,
> NASD on my older terminals keeps breaking up, plays slowly and pauses the
> flash animtion on the terminal as the audio stops. Not impressive. I would
> guestimate that NASD would work on terminals over 200 MHz. ESD however works
> flawlessly for me on terminals as slow as 100 MHz. Again, this is the
> experience here in hermon, and we use FC2, so I don't know if this applies
> on the newest iteration of LTSP. How I got ESD to work on the terminals:
> Simple, just go to preferences, more preferences, and choose "Multimedia
> Systems Selector."Select ESD and presuming you have a compatible sound card,
> you can click on test and should hear a tone! The basic games such as
> Gcompris, Tuxtype, Tuxpaint, etc.. will work in this environment. HOWEVER,
> Mozilla flash will not without the following commands: ln -s
> /usr/lib/libesd.so.0 /usr/lib/libesd.so.1 (Mozilla looks for libesd.so.0)
> Then: cd /tmp mkdir .esd cd .esd touch socket cd .. chmod -R a+rwx .esd/ An
> EXCELLENT page to test this is at http://www.starfall.com Just visit the
> site, choose the ABC, and see if audio works. This website is a great place
> to use to demonstrate to teachers through k-3. As for audio cards.. I have
> not been successfullin getting my SB compatible sound card to operate. I did
> however find a card that will work:
> http://xiertekusa.com/product.php?pid=132&xcSID=2aeee5a792f10a91d9fe7908bbe81f26
> It costs only 9 bucks per card, but is hard to get since it's no longer
> produced! I'd like to ask the LSTP community is anyone can recommend a sound
> card they know works right off without modication, like the one above. (I
> think that sound blaster card is recognized as a Ensoniq card when the
> terminal boots) If you know a good source to get a working sound card, I'd
> like to order a bulk of the cards for the terminals in our elementary
> school! Thank you all! Have a good day!
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