[nas] Exporting audio output
shardool at iiita.ac.in
Tue Feb 10 04:39:49 MST 2004
I am a newbie and have recently installed NAS. I came across NAS while
trying to find a solution to a problem which is as follows:
I have two systems that are connected over a network the first one is a P4
with an 80GB hard disk. The second one is a P3 with a small 10GB disk
I have to use both the systems frequently but the major volume of my work
is confined to the first system.
I was looking for a way to export the X-server of the first system on the
second one so that i could utilize to resources of the first one
especially while watching movies and playing games. I was able to do it
The problem is that although the x-server was exported successfully,
complete with the login screen etc. i was not able to get the sound
generated by the applications on the first system on the second one.
That means when i play a movie (or any application) on the first system
using XDMCP i get the video output on the second one but the audio still
plays on the first one.
Is there any way i can direct the audio output of the first system to that
of the second one?
Using a protocol like NFS or SMB to mount the file systems of the first
system on the second one is not a solution.
I tried using NAS to somehow solve the problem. I stared nasd on the
second system and directed the audio output of the first system to the
second one using using a pipe on the first one
dd if=/dev/dsp of=temp
and tried to play 'temp' on the second system using auplay. But i suppose
auplay requires a regular file as an argument.
I also tried directing the output of 'temp' of the first system to the
/dev/dsp of the second system using cat and ssh.
by the following command n the first system:
cat temp| ssh -l username second_system -- dd of=/dev/dsp
but i got some garbled noise as the output on the second system.
Any suggestions are welcome.
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