Network sound problem

Boyan Tabakov blade.alslayer at
Wed Jul 11 07:20:43 BST 2007

On Tuesday 10 July 2007 22:35:09 Basil Fowler wrote:
> Thank you Kevin.
> The environment variable ESPEAKER is indeed missing.
> On followup question.
> How should I correct the situation? Should I modify "startkde"
> to check which display is operative, and then added the appropriate
> definition, or should I put it elsewhere?
> For info, the relevant part of .bashrc is :
> # If remote connection, set sound server parameters and xkbmap
> echo $DISPLAY | grep 'eccles' > /dev/null
> if [ $? -eq 0 ]
> then
>         export ESPEAKER=eccles:5001
>         export ARTS_SERVER=eccles:5100
>         setxkbmap fr -print | xkbcomp - $DISPLAY 2>/dev/null
> else
>         unset ESPEAKER
>         unset ARTS_SERVER
> fi
> (eccles is the name of the slave computer)
> I am a lurker rather more than a contributor, but I would like to express
> my thanks for all the work you do for this list.
> Basil


You can save your script to the <kde base dir>/env (/opt/kde3/env on 
openSuSE). Though I am not sure if the DISPLAY variable would at all be set 
when KDE executes these scripts. But try it out.

Best regards.

Blade hails you...

Wounded is the deer that leaps highest
And my wound it cuts so deep
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