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linux sound...

Just to answer my own question, for some reason I had to install the 
following rpm package.


The i686 version was installed, but not the 64 bit one.

Anyway, vmware is happy and playing sound.

Cheers. Steve.

On 12/12/2010 10:01 AM, Stephen Adler wrote:
> When I upgraded to fedora 14, my vmware sound stopped working. I think
> this is an old standing issue relating OSS, ALSA and all those bits
> which totally confuse me. Does anyone know what it takes to get VMWare
> to play with the linux sound system? Currently, it claims it cannot find
> /dev/dsp, which indeed is not there. When I do a "modprobe snd_pcm_oss"
> the /dev/dsp shows up, but when VMWare tries to connect to it, it throws
> "device busy" error. I'm wondering if there is some other alsa type
> driver which is failing to load which will give VMWare access to the
> sound system.
> Thanks guys.
> Steve.
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