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Should I be able to hear audio using X11 forwarding?

Should I be able to hear audio using X11 forwarding?

I use a portable virtual box (running Ubuntu) at work. I funnel my web browsing through an ssh link back to my home PC. Today I was playing around with X11 forwarding to access applications running on my home PC. I played around and eventually got the X11 forwarding to work. Xclock launched, open office worked. Everything seemed hunky doory.

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Guest [Entry]

"X11 does has nothing to do with audio. Its purpose is to serve video only.

However, it appears that PulseAudio can piggyback onto a forwarded X11 session over ssh and forward the audio as well!"