View Full Version : vmplayer guest (Win7Pro) stomps on host sound 10.10

June 22nd, 2011, 12:40 AM

Recently, my sound has started acting up. If starting from a fresh boot, (sound apparently working) I start vmplayer and start my win 7 pro 64 bit guest. Alls "good" it starts plays the windows sound. So sound works. I didn't test audio in windows, I dont' have it configured. Now my problem begins when I put windows 7 guest to sleep or shutdown and exit vmplayer.

I no longer have system sounds and audio. I have fiddled around with this and managed to get it working. I think a reboot did eventually bring it back, but that is not a fix. Has anybody else experienced something like this?

desktop:~$ cat alsa_installed.out
i alsa-base - ALSA driver configuration files
i alsa-tools - Console based ALSA utilities for specific
i alsa-tools-gui - GUI based ALSA utilities for specific hard
i alsa-utils - Utilities for configuring and using ALSA
i bluez-alsa - Bluetooth audio support
i gnome-alsamixer - ALSA sound mixer for GNOME
i gstreamer0.10-alsa - GStreamer plugin for ALSA
i libclalsadrv-dev - ALSA driver C++ access library (developmen
i A libclalsadrv2 - ALSA driver C++ access library

Version: alsa-base is: 1.0.23+dfsg-1ubuntu4
Vmplayer: version 3.1.4 build-385536

I have tried pheneggling alsamixer (unmuting) and maxing out the volume. I have tried killing the pulseaudio daemon and restarting it. Stopping alsa and restarting it. Then I just rebooted. temporary fix.
Any suggestions?


Bump please?