Bug 445691 - rdesktop 1.5.0 crashes when using sound
Summary: rdesktop 1.5.0 crashes when using sound
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rdesktop   
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Version: 4.4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-08 15:29 UTC by Harald Milz
Modified: 2014-06-18 09:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-06-20 16:07:46 UTC
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Description Harald Milz 2008-05-08 15:29:03 UTC
Description of problem:

rdesktop session freezes when using sound. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Within a NoMachine environment, rdesktop is invoked with "-r sound:local". This
frequently results in loads of "Bad file descriptor" messages, and the RDP
session freezes and needs to be terminated with Ctrl-C. For a NoMachine setup
accessing Windows terminal servers, this is absolutely critical. But I doubt if
this is specific for NoMachine. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "rdesktop -r sound:local <wts_name>"
2. shuffle some data
Actual results:

loads of "Bad file descriptor" messages, session freezes, needs to be Ctrl-C'd.

Expected results:

No such messages, no freeze. 

Additional info:

WTS was Windows XP SP2. 

This appears to be a known rdesktop problem (see for example 
http://www.nabble.com/still-experiencing-random-rdp-freezes-td15306588.html, and
I get it on Ubuntu 7.10 as well, package rdesktop-1.5.0-2). Maybe Red Hat can
help fixing it.

Comment 1 Jason 2008-09-22 12:26:35 UTC
I complained about this in Fedora 7, and even submitted a patch based on the reading I did and the patches others created..... 

Even if my patch is no good, others have written patches as well. Links from the bug. My advice is to adjust the source yourself and rebuild the rpm.


Comment 2 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 16:07:46 UTC
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