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Old 08-17-2005, 06:00 AM   #1
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Unhappy Sound feedback problem after installing linux/Vmware on XP

HI All,

I have XP SP2 on my laptop and have installed Vmware v4 and Linux redhat AS3 to create a single node Oracle RAC. Since then it seems to have affected my laptop. I am now getting feeback through my laptop speaker. When I touch it, or type or play music it echo itself through the speakers on my laptop.

I rebuilt my laptop and the problem resolved, but when I reinstalled vmware/linux it re-occurred. It must be affecting my sound card or laptop in soem way but I am ata loss to know what and how I can resolve the issue. I have now resorte dto muting the sound copletely as I can have it on. I cant listen to music as I can hear the disk through the speaker.

Please help.
Old 08-17-2005, 07:43 AM   #2
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Linux on VMware on XP

I have installed vmware and then linux redhat AS3 on my laptop running XP. Since installing it has affected my sound card on my laptop to the extent I am getting feeback through the speakers.. You can hear the disk churning, any tapping on the laptop or music gets fedback through the micraphone and then through the speakers on my laptop, I beleive.

I rebuilt my lapto and it was fine, but then reinstalled vmware and linux and it happened again. No idea whey and how I can remove the feedback. I am unake to listen to mucis an hav resorted to muting it completely as you just get echo.

Has the linux/vmware installation affected my drivers on XP for the sound card or speaker hardware? Anyone, please help
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Does this happen when you are running VMWare or is it happening all the time regardless of whether VMWare is running?

Have you tried re-installing your soundcard drivers?
Old 08-22-2005, 06:46 AM   #4
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Hi Mate,

Yeah I tried reinstalling again, and it seemed to go away. Restarted VMware and linux to see if would happen again, seems to have done the trick. Thanks Mate. Not sure why it effected it in the firts instance. Suppose I will never know.
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I merged your two threads since they are the same topic of conversation.


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