[K12OSN] Sound Not Working on my Linux Account

David Trask dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
Fri Jan 7 02:51:04 UTC 2005

Hi guys!  (from just down I95 in Vassalboro)

I have sound in everything and I run nasd.  I too am using K12LTSP 4.1.1. 
I chose not to use ESD as sound won't work in Flash if you do....and
that's kind of important around here when using the internet for sites
like Starfall.com or Brainpop.com....etc.  I also know that sound works
fine in Helix and in RealPlayer 10.  Remember...sound won't work for
"root"....but should work fine for everyone else.  Just curious...why are
you using Gnome as opposed to IceWm?  I found Gnome to slow things down
WAY too much as opposed to IceWM, but maybe you've found a better way? 
Can you post your lts.conf for folks to help troubleshoot?  

PS....Hi Jeff!

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 3:20 PM +0000 wrote:
>Hi Everyone!
>In Hermon, we've just upgraded our Linux servers district-wide to FC2
>(4.1.1). We have managed to get sound to work on one of our terminals!
>However, I can't seem to duplicate the process on my Linux account. I've
>followed the steps from the web and:
>1. The lts.conf file is correctly configured to ESD and works, because we
>have one Linux account that plays audio in XMMS correctly. (It's set to
>ESound, and in Multimedia Systems Selector, it's set to ESD. Works great!!
>But on my Linux account, and any additional acount tested on the same
>terminal can't play audio! When I go to Multimedia Systems Selector and
>choose ESD, I get the error "Failed to construct test pipeline for 'ESD -
>Enlightenment Sound Daemon'". What gives?
>There must be some setting in my account that I am missing. One accoun
>works (on the same terminal), but mine doesn't. Where do I go to turn
>audio on? We use GNOME here.
>Thank You!
>Alan Owen
>Recent Hermon High School Graduate (Class of '02)
>Hermon Information Services/Hermon School Department
>"Using Technology to Empower All Students to Succeed in a Changing World."

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us

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