[pulseaudio-discuss] mixer support for remote pulseaudio server

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Sun Jan 20 23:05:38 PST 2013

On Fri, 2013-01-18 at 01:39 +0000, Tom Jones wrote:
> I'm setting up some thin clients, and audio is part of the console.
> By running pulseaudio on the thin client, and setting PULSE_SERVER
> on the application server to point at the thin client, audio is
> redirected nicely.  So far so good.  This is analogous to setting
> DISPLAY with X for network transparent windowing.
> However, when I run pavucontrol with its PULSE_SERVER set to the same,
> I get the error:
>     pa_content_get_card_info_list() failed: Not supported
> The analogous situation with X would be that programs displaying
> normal windows work fine, but programs like xwininfo or xlsclients
> or xkill fail.  That would be unsatisfactory.
> The thin client (pulseaudio server) is running Windows 7 with the
> cendio.com binaries, and the application server (pulseaudio client)
> is running Debian testing (wheezy, to be 7.0).
> Is the limitation here to do with the protocol, or one or other of
> the implementations I'm using, or something else?

The Cendio binaries are ancient. They are from time when there was no
"card" concept in pulseaudio, and therefore
pa_context_get_card_info_list() is not supported.

I don't know if there are Windows binaries around for newer pulseaudio
versions (compiling from source should work, but I don't know the
details of setting up the build environment on Windows).


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