[Thinlinc-technical] rdesktop pulse support

Peter Astrand astrand at cendio.se
Tue Dec 10 09:18:14 CET 2013

On Mon, 9 Dec 2013, Tobi Oetiker wrote:

>> haven't found any good reason to work on this yet :) The existing 
>> solution which automatically uses "padsp" if available should work 
>> well.
> at least on ubuntu it does not, at least not for us. There is no sound 
> and rdesktop complains about missing /dev/dsp

Which Ubuntu version are you using; 32- or 64-bits?

A few things to check:

* Verify that padsp is actually installed. On 12.04, it's in the 
pulseaudio-utils package.

* If you are using the ThinLinc RDP support (tl-run-rdesktop etc), make 
sure that the Application Server Group entry contains sound=auto or 
sound=padsp. If calling rdesktop manually, add padsp to the beginning of 
the command line.

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