Removal of unused audio drivers

Andrew Ziem andrewz at
Mon Apr 23 10:23:54 CDT 2007

Francois Gouget wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Apr 2007, Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> [...]
>> I'm not sure what nas is for, but it seems to be 'network audio system',
>> I haven't seen any use for it, except that it causes a 30 seconds
>> slowdown at showing 'audio' tab in winecfg. I don't think anyone uses it.
>> For esd I think it's best to remove, for nas I'm also for remove, but
>> I'll settle for removing it from winecfg list same way as winearts was
>> disabled for a while.
> NAS is used to get sound on X terminals. It would be interesting to get 
> input from the LTSP and thin-client crowd before concluding it can be 
> removed.

We use Wine with only ESD for our terminals.  From what I gather, most 
LTSP systems use only ESD, but NAS is the second most popular.

By the way, in LTSP, ESD's major deficiency is not being able to control 
the volume from things like the GNOME sound applet, so there's some 
interest in (but no support for) changing to PulseAudio.

There's some info here:


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