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Re: [K12OSN] Update on Morley's K12LTSP situation



Hi Nick, well I have to say it's not easy at all.

I wrote my own wiki entry. The page you named was none too helpful, but at
least it gave me the idea of trying pulseaudio. I hope that my own entry
is at least a little better, but I haven't had any feedback on it and I
can't yet say whether it has any errors. It uses yum instead of the rpm
stuff. You might have to enable additional repositories, I've forgotten.

See
http://www.k12ltsp.org/mediawiki/index.php/Getting_flash_to_work_with_sound_in_64_bit_platform

This works for K12LTSP 6.0 64-bit, but I would think you could adapt the
bottom half for 32-bit and ignore the top half.

Please let me know if it works for you. It's pretty straightforward once
you figure it out (or so I seem to recall). But I went through misery
trying many, many things that didn't work. Why it isn't a simple,
functional default is beyond me.... the web as a multimedia tool depends
on Flash with Sound. Or am I completely confused??

The pleasure I felt when I first successfully fired up a noisy Google
video cannot be described.

Regards,
Tom Wolfe


On Tue, 1 May 2007, Nick Fenger wrote:

> Tom,
>
> How did you get flash sound going? Did you use the wiki?
>
> http://www.k12ltsp.org/mediawiki/index.php/How_to_setup_Flash_Player_9_with_esd-pulse_audio_sound_support
>
> Thanks,
>
> Nick Fenger
> Trillium Charter School
> Portland, OR
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Tom Wolfe <twolfe sawback com>
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 2:29:41 PM
> Subject: [K12OSN] Update on Morley's K12LTSP situation
>
>
> Hi folks, I've been quiet for a few months on this list but thought I'd
> share what's going on here in Morley, Alberta, Canada.
>
> We now have a single K12LTSP server (dual processor Xeon 64-bit with 8 GB
> RAM, K12LTSP 6.0) beaming out on a 1 gig switch to a total of 4 different
> labs: a 10-station lab, an 18-station lab, a 7-station lab, and a
> 2-station lab. They all have remote desktop (alt-F4) to a terminal server
> "just in case". And miraculously they now all have Flash (nspluginwrapper)
> and sound (and even better, flash WITH sound! - pulseaudio). User logons
> seamlessly connect with Active Directory, including a desktop link to
> their mounted windows document folders.
>
> It's awesome, and it smokes: very fast and clean user experience. Our
> clients are a hodge-podge, the very best ones being a bunch of PIII IBM
> Netvistas. Excellent machines, and so easy to configure for PXE it's
> ridiculous. I also have a bunch of old IBM P1 machines that do fine,
> except they are a little slow and the video craps out on them now and
> then.
>
> SO that's where I'm at. We have another 20 Netvistas and about 10 Dell
> GX110 PIIIs (also very capable machines) waiting to find a home.
>
> Thanks again for all the help you folks provided back in December and
> January when I was getting things up and running.
>
> If there is anyone else nearby with or thinking of starting a K12LTSP lab,
> drop me a line.
>
> Regards,
> Tom Wolfe
> Morley, AB (40 mins west of Calgary, 10 mins east of the Rockies)
>
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