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Re: Can't get PulseAudio working with Citrix ICA 12.1 receiver

On Sun, Oct 28, 2012 at 4:21 PM, Chuck Silvers <> wrote:
> hi tomas,
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 02:03:59PM +0200, Tomas Bodzar wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> so I was able to get Citrix ICA Receiver 12.1 running just fine on
>> NetBSD 6.0 amd64 under suse121_32 compat_linux, but one thing is
>> missing. I'm not able to use audio inside Citrix and I think that it's
>> just some form of misconfiguration or something. Any ideas or tips?
>> Here what shows during start of Win 7 inside Citrix receiver:
>> nbsd$ firefox10
>> (xulrunner-bin:1114): Gtk-WARNING **: Could not find the icon
>> 'gtk-go-back-ltr'. The 'hicolor' theme
>> was not found either, perhaps you need to install it.
>> You can get a copy from:
>> (wfica:491): Gtk-WARNING **: Error loading icon from file
>> '/opt/Citrix/ICAClient/icons/receiver.png':
>>         Couldn't recognize the image file format for file
>> '/opt/Citrix/ICAClient/icons/receiver.png'
>> setsockopt(SOL_SOCKET, SO_PASSCRED): Invalid argument
> this SO_PASSCRED operation is the problem.  what it's supposed to do
> is pass some information about the process at one end of the socket
> to the process at the other end, but as I recall, linux and netbsd
> use different information (one uses just the effective uid/gid and
> the other also includes the entire group list, something like that)
> and at the time I was working on updating the linux emulation
> a couple years ago, I didn't think there was a way to make this work
> when the process on one end of the socket was native netbsd and
> the process on the other end was linux, as would be the case here if
> the pulseaudio daemon is native netbsd.  I might be misremembering
> some of the details here but the problem is something like that.
> I did experiment with just ignoring the SO_PASSCRED and as I recall
> that did make it get further, but I never did get the linux emulation
> working with pulseaudio, I ended up going back to using OSS for my
> linux-emulation audio needs (watching youtube vids with the flash plugin).
> can the citrix plugin use OSS for the audio interface?

For me Flash sound works fine with PulseAudio/Alsa on NetBSD, just
that Citrix doesn't like it for some reason and Alsa stuff in emulated
Linux environment doesn't know about my audio card at all. Will check
what Citrix is using, but I expect Alsa, but let's see.

> if not, you can try the attached patch to have netbsd ignore the
> SO_PASSCRED operation and see if you can get pulseaudio working.

Sure. Will give it a try. Thanks

> -Chuck

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