amd64 freebsd desktop (jail)
Finished setting up working desktop environment on the new home server. I'm accessing the gnome virtual server (jail) as a thin client using XDMCP. The X and sound server (pulseaudio) runs on my notebook. +5 for Unix network transparency.
For documents and settings, it's a good test of cleaning out stuff. By replicating my desktop on another machine/environment, I'm making sure that the important things such as files and configurations are backed up and in sync to a central repository. I use a combination of subversion, rsync or mounted directories. As networks become better, I'm probably going to simply mount the currently rsynced directories to a central file server too.
Just run pulseaudio with native tcp enabled on the server (the machine with audio), and then in the client desktop copy ~/.pulse-cookie over and set the PULSE-COOKIE environment variable to point to it.
Everything works great, even Compiz over the network.
Has always worked through network via sane
- USB for now, I just export the file system, by sticking it into the server and mounting the directory into the jail. Will lookin into FUSE later.