[X2Go-User] Few questions with Windows client

John A. Sullivan III jsullivan at opensourcedevel.com
Wed Mar 28 04:24:30 CEST 2012

On Mon, 2012-03-26 at 20:44 -0700, John Williams wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Scott Balmos <sbalmos at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> <snip>>
> > 2) More interestingly, I have Pulseaudio set to SSH tunnel, for the random
> > time where I want audio playing over from my VM. Depending on the phase of
> > the moon, I will hear the first tenth of a second of the KDE startup music,
> > then nothing. Same with a song played in Amarok. Looking into the audio
> > settings, the remote Pulseaudio server seems to drop off the valid devices
> > list. I imagine Pulseaudio has lost the connection with the remote server on
> > the Windows client. I don't know if it's a tunneling issue or not. Obviously
> > everything works perfectly fine if there are no firewalls involved (e.g. I
> > have my laptop at home, accessing the home VM locally).
> >
> > Any ideas, or pointers on what to debug where to provide more info? Thanks!
> Those are two long existing bugs in the Windows client. I use the
> following workarounds, but they are ugly:
> 2) I disable the "Use ssh port forwarding to tunnel sound..." option.
> Of course, this will not work if your connection is going through a
> firewall.
I believe sound used to work fine in the older clients.  I wonder if
something broke in the the move to libssh.  We have a number of issues
that seem to have degraded in the newer clients and they appear to all
be ssh related - John

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