[K12OSN] gnome-settings-daemon and esd-sound

Trond Mæhlum trond at maehlum.net
Thu Feb 2 08:17:31 UTC 2006

The two questions in the topic is not related. I think.

I am using icewm, and I see that gnome-settings-daemon is started. What 
exactly does this do?

Also, when using esd for sound, what takes of care sending oss sound 
through esd?

The reason for asking is that I am testing a Skolelinux LTSP server 
(Debian). I know this is off-topic, but please forgive me. I am trying 
to port some K12LTSP spesific things over to the Skolelinux server. I 
have also looked at Ubuntu and Edubuntu.

Now, when I set up esd as sound daemon, I get sound from xmms and 
mplayer when I set esound as sound-system. Gcompris and Tuxmath reports 
"no sound" and do not play anything. I suspect this is because they use 
oss and it does not get redirected to esd.

When I choose nasd, I get everything playing, but after installing 
libaudiooss. Is there a similar "glue" to make oss play through esd, 
like libaudiooss does this for nas?

I know this is not K12LTSP spesific, but I am asking anyway since the 
general Linux knowledge here is awesome.

Best regards

Trond Maehlum

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