So I've been thinking about replacing my gigantic Dell Inspiron 9400 with my
Acer Aspire One (Linpus - based on Fedora 8 I believe) when on the road
using rdesktop to get back into the Inspiron when I need it. Enabled
Terminal Services in Vista and can connect without issue from my Acer using
the following command:
rdesktop -u vistausername -p vistapassword -f vistaip
Running rdesktop 1.6. Only thing is, I can't seem to get sound from the
Vista machine on the Aspire. I tried:
rdesktop -u vistausername -p vistapassword -f -r sound:local vistaip
but not a peep comes out. Now I know that the Vista machine is sending sound
as the sound output device in Vista is being successfully sent to the RDP
I read that rdesktop uses OSS and therefore you need to 'fool' it into using
ALSA using the ALSA-OSS package so I installed that and tried:
aoss rdesktop -u vistausername -p vistapassword -f -r sound:local vistaip
Still no sound. Also tried explicitly setting the driver and installed
aoss rdesktop -u vistausername -p vistapassword -f -r
still with no sound.
Now the only thing I haven't done is explicitly set the device in the
rdesktop command (it seems it uses /dev/dsp as default) so I'm thinking that
maybe this is the issue. Problem is, I don't know how to refer to the output
sound device on the Acer. Referring to it as hw:0,0 doesn't work.
Anyone have any idea how I should refer to it or anything else I can try?
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