[clug] Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for Linux Desktops
scott.ferguson.clug at gmail.com
Sun May 7 08:29:02 UTC 2017
On 06/05/17 17:15, George at Clug via linux wrote:
> Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is virtualization technology
> that hosts a desktop operating system on a centralized server in a
> data center. VDI is a variation on the client-server computing model,
> sometimes referred to as server-based computing.
> Does anyone have experience with VDI for Linux KVM Guest Desktops and
> can recommend a working FOSS solution capable for watch Video
> (preferably in HD) ?
X forwarding for video works well for most, pulse audio provides the
sound (it uses X11 to discover the sound server).
Have you tried using VLC?!? - it'll happily stream video and audio
across networks if you find PulseAudio or SSH too difficult.
> From my searching today,
Have you tried this:-
> there is no real working solution as yet.
My media server is a VirtualBox machine running Debian KDE - not only
can I get sound through any networked device (PulseAudio), but thanks to
KDE Connect I can also control it (VLC playback) through my mobile phone.
> Potential solutions;
> 1) Spice - includes video and audio but suffers from screen tearing
> and lag
> 2) VNC - does not support audio
But works fine with pulseaudio
Sound source: ssh -L4000:localhost:4000 remotehost
Sound sink: socat TCP-LISTEN:4000,fork UNIX-CONNECT:/tmp/pulse-$USER/native
paplay $SomeSoundFile (plays local)
paplay -s localhost:4000 $SomeSoundFile (plays remote)
can also be done with Alsa, or Pulse>Alsa
At a pinch you can always tunnel audio over SSH...
> 3) XRDP - I was not able to get audio to work, but it might be
Also works with PulseAudio...
> 4) KVM-VDI - I do not know much of this product.
Huh? Sound works for me - Linux/Windows (Intel 82801AA AC97 no problems,
ENSONIQ AudioPCI ES1370 occasionally crashes)
Run as root - or become member of audio group
QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=alsa /usr/bin/kvm.bin $@
vnc_allow_host_audio = 1
user = "$LocalUser"
group = "$LocalUser"
> The U.S. Company Desktone, which was acquired by VMware in October
> 2013,  has the trademarks on the expressions "desktops as a
> service" and "DaaS" from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
>  http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Desktop_virtualization#citenote12
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