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Old 08-23-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
fakie_flip
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VMware Server- great software, can't even have sound


I am having a sound problem in VMware Server. Has anyone had this
problem? I get the message "Failed to open sound device /dev/dsp: Device or
resource busy Failed to connect virtual device sound." That happens
whenever I power on a virtual machine and also when I try to enable sound
from VMware tools in the XP virtual machine. The only work around for
this problem I have found was to do `killall esd` before powering on the
virtual machine. That worked yesterday. Of course I lost all sound in
Linux untill I rebooted. Today, that is not working when I tried it
again. I am using Ubuntu 6.06. What is the solution?
 
Old 08-23-2006, 03:17 PM   #2
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sounds like your alsa server doesn't have the dmix plugin running. huge amounts of hits for this on google if you wer to look there... e.g. http://www.vmware.com/community/thre...8069&tstart=60 http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Install_VMWare_Server nothing beats being a human search engine huh? ;-)
 
  


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