Network sound problem

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Tue Jul 10 18:30:22 BST 2007

On Tuesday 10 July 2007, Basil Fowler wrote:

> However, if I open Konsole and enter the command "esdplay <some-au-file>",
> sound comes out of the speakers attached to the slave computer. I take this
> to mean that ESD on the slave computer is properly istening and is
> responding correctly to signals sent across the network.

Sometimes the environment of the KDE startup script "startkde" is different 
from the one a shell inside Konsole gets.

To check do something like this

to open the run dialog

env > /tmp/env.out
to write the environment of the KDE session to a file. Check if this file 
contains the variable you expect to be there.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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