Network sound problem

Boyan Tabakov blade.alslayer at
Thu Jul 12 07:28:39 BST 2007

On Wednesday 11 July 2007 19:37:36 Basil Fowler wrote:
> On Wednesday 11 July 2007 07:20, Boyan Tabakov wrote:
> > 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.
> Hi,
> The procedure suggested works partially.  I put the relevent lines in
> ${HOME}/.kde/env.  The startkde script loads the new environment variables.
> The DISPLAY variable is set correctly, namely eccles:0.0.
> On login from the slave, all system sounds are played correctly, coming out
> of the the slave computer's speakers.
> Unfortunately, no other applications (such as the CD player kscd or
> Kaffeine) sends the sound to the slave.  All sound output goes to the
> master's speakers.
> Is the arts daemon in the master taking over?  I do not really want to
> install ARTSD on the slave, because, as I understand the situation, it
> requires the ballast of kdelibs, The slave is slow (147 bogomips and 128 MB
> ram), but it can display a DVD over the network, with some frame dropping
> at standard window size, and without frame dropping if the window size is
> reduced by about half.
> Can anyone give me any further advice?


I don't know about kscd, but kaffeine most probably is configured to use xine 
engine. If so, you can set xine to use ESD as output plugin. Start Kaffeine, 
select Settings -> xine Engine Parameters -> audio tab -> driver.

Kaffeine may be using gstreamer as engine. I have never used that one and have 
no idea if it can be configured to use different output driver.

Best regards.

Blade hails you...

Give in, give in for my touch
For my taste for my lust
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