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Old 01-28-2012, 04:21 PM   #1
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Question VMware Workstation 8 - No sound in Win7x64 Guest


I just installed vmware workstation 8 on slackware 13.37 x86_64. I created a Windows 7 (64 bit) Ultimate guest and I'm having a hard time getting the audio to work. I tried the default "ALSA: Default Sound Card" and "ALSA: HDA Invidia" in the vm...settings window. I heard garbled sound from the speakers with both of those choices. I also tried setting it to "OSS: /dev/dsp" and "OSS:/dev/audio" which results in no sound at all.

I verified that the user running vmware as well as root are in the "audio" group. Not sure what else the problem could be here. Here is what the vmware.log file contains:

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2012-01-28T17:03:48.795-05:00| vmx| I120: SOUNDLIB: ALSA user-space library version: 1.0.24.1.
2012-01-28T17:03:48.795-05:00| vmx| I120: SOUNDLIB: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
2012-01-28T17:03:48.795-05:00| vmx| I120: TOOLS received request in VMX to set option 'synctime' -> '0'
2012-01-28T17:03:51.110-05:00| vcpu-0| I120: ALSA lib pcm.c:2212:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM /dev/dsp :
2012-01-28T17:03:51.110-05:00| vcpu-0| W110: SOUNDLIB: SoundAlsaConfigureDevice: Failed to open ALSA sound device: /dev/dsp: No such file or directory
2012-01-28T17:03:51.110-05:00| vcpu-0| I120: Msg_Post: Warning
2012-01-28T17:03:51.110-05:00| vcpu-0| I120: [msg.sound.ErrorCreateStream] Error in creating sound stream. Sound is disconnected.
 
Old 01-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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I have a similar issue when using the default hardware compatibility option.

If I create a new VM with Workstation 6.5-7.x compatibility, sound works fine.
 
Old 02-05-2012, 03:15 PM   #4
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Changing the hardware compatibility worked like a charm. Thanks!
 
Old 08-23-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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This is VMware problem:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...rnalId=2012007
 
  


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