[K12OSN] Fwd: pulse audio & Crossover/wine sound with LTSP

Krsnendu dasa krsnendu108 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 18:44:19 UTC 2007

Excuse me for cross posting but I got not response on the ltsp-discuss list.

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From: Krsnendu dasa <krsnendu108 at gmail.com>
Date: 24-Jun-2007 10:07
Subject: pulse audio & Crossover/wine sound with LTSP
To: ltsp-discuss at lists.sourceforge.net

I am getting pressure from my principal to install a Windows Terminal
Server so we can run New Zealand Ministry of Education multimedia
programs (Shockwave Director). I would much rather have everything
running on Linux. (No need for another server /higher load on current
server using VMware machine.)

I have Crossover Office installed.
At home on my Ubuntu Feisty desktop I have installed one program and
it seems to run ok.
At school on K12LTSP6 (Fedora 6) I was unsuccessful installing a
similar program.

Now assuming I can get the programs to run on the server, how do I get
sound to the terminals? Will it automatically redirect or do I have to
change the audio output for crossover office? I have tried using the
esd driver without success for MSPowerpoint.

Pulse Audio sounds promising. Running multimedia apps over the network
lead to subpar performance. I am hoping that pulse audio will fix this
problem. What is the position of pulse audio at present? Can I run my
Windows multimedia programs successfully on terminals using Crossover
Office and pulse audio? If so are there any tips how to do it?

As well as the K12LTSP6 server at school, I also have and edubuntu VM
that I can use for testing, if changing to Ubuntu might solve my

Krsnendu dasa

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