[K12OSN] rdesktop and windows terminal sound

Steven Santos steven at simplycircus.com
Wed Mar 21 22:10:19 UTC 2007

So if from the terminal you have screen 1 as Linux session and screen 2 as
and RDP session, sound will only work on one or the other.

If you launch RDP sessions from the linux server via esddsp then you can
have sound from both the linux and windows sessions at the same time.

Is this correct?


Steven Santos
Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
Email: Steven at SimplyCircus.com
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  -----Original Message-----
  From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com]On
Behalf Of Ernie Hudson
  Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 5:37 PM
  To: K12osn
  Subject: [K12OSN] rdesktop and windows terminal sound

  Thanks to Michael [mparic at compbizsolutions.com] The rdesktop sound issue
was solved This is what he sent.


  Yes, you can as I'm doing that at a High School to run Larson Algebra from
a Windows 2003 Server that connects to the Linux Domain Controller via Samba
and LDAP. To make it simpler for the students and more secure for the
school, I created an Application Launcher desktop icon that starts rdesktop
and runs just the program (no Windows desktop). For security reasons I have
the students enter their username and password to access the Windows server
(it's the same as their Linux log in as it's stored in an LDAP directory).
When they close the Windows program they are automatically logged out of the
Windows server and rdesktop. Sound works great as long as sound is working
on the thin clients (see my other posts for issues I'm running into with

  Here's the command line I use for the launcher:

  esddsp rdesktop -r sound:local -d DomainName -f -s "C:\PathToProgram"


  The -r switch redirects the sound to the thin client, the -d is your
Samba/Windows Domain Name, -f forces full-screen, -s starts the specified
program and I connect to the Windows server via IP address as it's the most

  It does work. I have tested it on k12 v.6 and edubuntu 6.10. Worked well
form both. This is how I changed the command

  esddsp rdesktop -r sound:local -f ServerIPAddress

  Ernie Hudson

  CLS 3 Serrano High School

  760-868-3222  ext 2687

  You can tell the size of your God by

  looking at the size of your worry list.

  The longer your list, the smaller your God."--Author Unknown

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