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Old 06-17-2003, 03:23 PM   #1
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Sound Card / X-Windows Theory

Hi All:

Newbie question on x-windows and sound cards.

My linux box sits in a corner with no keyboard, mouse, speakers, or monitor. It does have a sound card and a LAN connection.

I access it via an X server from my 2 Windows PCs. All 3 machines have different sound cards in them.

How do I configure X so that the proper sound card driver is loaded, and I can play sound thru the Windows PC speakers properly, no matter which PC I log in from? I would prefer to log in with the same userid from both PCs.

I'm running RH 9.


Old 06-17-2003, 03:33 PM   #2
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This wont work.

There is no way to make a machine across a network to channel the sound and output thru another computer, using its own modules, drivers, etc as they are two separate machines with their own drivers, hardware and OS. Also X doesn't configure your sound modules/drivers to get it work.. that's your kernel running your OS.

Now you could setup that server to store sound files like mp3's, wav's and such to play on your computer via a shared connection, web server, ftp server.. etc.

But what your asking from my knowledge is physically impossible.
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I found a page here with some info about "network transparent audio"

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Old 06-17-2003, 09:21 PM   #4
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They told me X could do anything!

I think you're both on the right track. It is impossible, which is proven by the "network transparent audio" link. The last log entries for network transparent audio were 2 years ago!



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