[K12OSN] Sound inside flash sites

Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Mon Jun 6 13:18:55 UTC 2005

Jonathan Carter wrote:
> I have a problem with thin clients and sound. Sound works fine on the 
> thin clients (playing ogg's and other formats), but I don't have any 
> sound in flash sites in firefox.

Are you using nasd or esd?  If nasd, I have no idea (sorry, I've never 
gotten that to work) if esd -- there's a "hack" to make it work.

 From http://www.k12ltsp.org/phpwiki/index.php/Releases%3A4.2.0:

         * A "hack" to make sound in flash to work. Not enabled by
           default, you must set FLASH_SOUND_HACK=YES in
           /etc/sysconfig/k12ltsp to turn this on

That's if you're running a 4.2.x version of K12LTSP, otherwise, you can 
still make it work, but it requires more typing an explanation on my 
part. :)

The super short version is:

/tmp/.esd folder needs to exist on the server
/tmp/.esd/socket needs to exist (as an empty file) on the server

those need to be recreated, as they disappear occasionally (cron is your 
friend here)

There is also some symbolic linking that needs to occur, but I dont' 
remember offhand the names and locations of the needed symlink.  If you 
search the k12osn list for "/tmp/.esd/socket" you're bound to come up 
with the discussion from earlier this year...

If you need more help, just holler. :)


Shawn Powers
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Inland Lakes Schools
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FAX: 509-356-7024
spowers at inlandlakes.org

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