[sf-lug] Sound on Feisty Edubuntu thin client network

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Tue Jan 22 19:59:32 PST 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 17:56 -0800, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
> 2008/1/22 Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>:
> > I would like to be able to enable sound across the network, and then disable
> > it again when this teacher's class is done at the end of this week.

Sound should work okay, from what I understand (although you may have
been bitten by this):


Are you sure sound doesn't work at all, or is it just for flash videos?

Thanks, Tom

> Now it has been a few years since I implemented an Edubuntu lab, but I
> was under the impression that all processes ran on the centralized
> server, and thus sounds would go to those speakers -- not the thin
> clients.  You would need to somehow redirect the sounds for each
> users' processes, I believe.
> This is one of the reasons I recommend DRBL over Edubuntu for hosts
> that are not really 'thin clients' -- ie, they have their own disk, 3d
> video card, sound, etc...

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