Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251084
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:51:53 EST
Description of problem:
rdesktop will hang after it stops playing a long audio stream.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm -q rdesktop
Connect to a Windows computer using rdesktop and listen to something like
pandora.com over the connection (start rdesktop with a command like 'rdesktop
192.168.1.5 -r sound:local -u username -p password') Pause the audio, or close
the browser; once rdesktop catches up and stops playing the audio the window
will freeze. If rdesktop was started on a terminal you will see an endless loop
of 'ERROR: select: Bad file descriptor'
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a server using rdesktop, similar to the method described above,
and start listening to internet radio.
2. Let it play for several minutes.
3. Pause the music or close the browser
rdesktop continues to function normally.
This problem has been fixed in rdesktop CVS
version 1.30). Request fix be included in future releases of Fedora
Created attachment 160786 [details]
Patch to resolve 'Error: select: Bad file descriptor" in 1.5.0
Used patch at http://osdir.com/ml/network.rdesktop.cvs/2006-11/msg00011.html as
a reference for changes to make in order to resolve the issue.
The current CVS build plays audio quite choppy. Compared to 1.5.0 where
performance is nearly flawless, this is a definite step back. I used the patch
mentioned in the comment above to modify the 1.5.0 code just enough to resolve
the issue. The attachment is the patch for the changes I made.
In the short bit of testing I've had a chance to do it seems to resolve the
issue, while maintaining the same performance.
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