[X2Go-Dev] Bug#861: Bug#861: No Sound in TCE-RDP-directConnect

Florian Wicke - Hetzner Online AG florian.wicke at hetzner.de
Wed Apr 29 12:37:31 CEST 2015

Hi Stefan,

yes pulseaudio is started from x2gothinclientd - rdesktop does not
support pulseaudio as audio backend - but you can workaround that with
'padsp' from the pulseaudio-utils package. - you just have to prefix the
rdesktop command with padsp like:

padsp rdesktop -u <username> -f -r sound:local <address>

then pulseaudio redirects the access to /dev/dsp of rdesktop to itself.

xfreerdp should have native pulseaudio-support so it depends on your
choice of software. To force xfreerdp to use pulseaudio you could add
the parameter '--data tsmf:audio:pulse' to the xfreerdp-command

Kind regards

 Florian Wicke

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Am 29.04.2015 um 12:13 schrieb Stefan Baur:
> package: x2gothinclient
> version:
> Hi,
> when starting x2goclient in thinclient mode, pulseaudio gets started
> in the background. This blocks remote audio when using the
> RDP-DirectConnect feature of x2goclient.
> When you do this:
> /etc/init.d/x2gothinclient stop
> X &
> export DISPLAY=:0
> ln -s /etc/x2go/x2gothinclient_sessions ~/.x2goclient/sessions
> x2goclient --thinclient
> sound in an RDP-DirectConnect session works.
> So the Pulseaudio start takes place somewhere else - x2gothinclientd
> maybe? - and needs to be stopped for RDP-DirectConnect, as it blocks
> the audio device.
> How that can be accomplished, without killing sound support for
> regular X2Go sessions, I don't know.
> Who was the one that originally asked for the RDP-DirectConnect
> feature?  How do they handle sound, or do they not need it?
> -Stefan
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