LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-31-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
damgar
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: dallas, tx
Distribution: Slackware - current multilib/gsb Arch
Posts: 1,949
Blog Entries: 8

Rep: Reputation: 201Reputation: 201Reputation: 201
simultaneous control of multiple linux machines


Hi to all. I have a vision, which is to say I have a want and no idea how to achieve it so I thought I would see if anyone here might know how to get me moving in the right direction.

I have a home network with hosts all running some form of linux (Ubuntu or Mandriva at present). Each machine has it's own respectable sound setup. One machine houses the samba share //musicserver/library and all other machines play mp3's from the share.

What I want to achieve is for all of the machines to have the ability to be controlled centrally so that from one machine an audio player is run on all machines simultaneously essentially creating a "whole house audio" effect.

I see a number of potential killers such as differing hardware performance, but I would not let something like differing distro's be a show stopper as it would be easy enough to dual boot on any machine.


Any help would be appreciated as always. Thank You.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
cantab
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2009
Location: England
Distribution: *buntu, Vector
Posts: 499

Rep: Reputation: 102Reputation: 102
'Controlling' all machines from one may not be exactly what you're after. You would probably be better off streaming the audio from the server. Have a look into icecast and pulseaudio - one of them might do what you want.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 06:52 PM   #3
damgar
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: dallas, tx
Distribution: Slackware - current multilib/gsb Arch
Posts: 1,949
Blog Entries: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 201Reputation: 201Reputation: 201
That makes sense and sounds easier. Thank you.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Remote control of multiple machines piva.francesco Linux - Networking 12 12-22-2007 07:14 AM
multiple linux machines bong.mau Linux - Software 3 06-09-2007 09:54 AM
multiple simultaneous logins phonecian Linux - Newbie 6 06-05-2005 10:40 AM
Multiple Linux Machines using sendmail... needamiracle Linux - General 13 08-28-2002 03:38 PM
Linux and multiple windows machines artman62 Linux - Networking 3 11-12-2001 10:50 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration