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Re: [opensuse] Sound When VirtualBox Running
  • From: Mike Coan <mikecoan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 09:37:34 -0500
  • Message-id: <200901190937.34307.mikecoan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

When I have VBox (2.0.6 from Sun) running, I get no sound on my KDE

For example, if I'm running Vista (for work) and then launch Youtube -

- then I get no sound on YouTube or anything else in my system. Vista
produces sounds just fine.

What might be going on?

I don't know if my experience tramslates directly, as i am running Windows XP
under VirtualBox 2.1 from Sun. Not Vista and not Virtual Box 2.06, but I had
exactly the same symptoms. Sound fine under the Windows guest but no sound in
Opensuse 11.1

The fix for me was to change a setting in Virtual Box. Settings -> Audio ->
Host Audi Driver I changed it from pulseaudio to ALSA. Now I have sound on
both host and guest.

At random times I lose sound, but this is fixed by running

rcalsasound restart

as root.


kai ||

a turn signal is a statement, not a request

Michael A. Coan
Woodlawn Foundation
524 North Avenue, Suite 203
New Rochelle, NY 10801-3410
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