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Re: [libvirt] sound does not work for me



On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 12:04:53PM -0400, Gene Czarcinski wrote:
> I must must be doing something wrong because all the messages, etc. I have 
> found says that sound works for guests.
> 
> I let the guest's virtual sound device default to ES1370.
> 
> I have tried f11 32 bit, f11 64 bit, and win2k and sound just does not work 
> for any of them.
> 
> I tried this with F11 64 bit host (libvirt 0.6.2) and a different F11 64 bit 
> host with preview packages installed (libvirt 0.6.5) ... sound works on each 
> of the host system but does not work for an guests.
> 
> With a F11 64 bit guest, the sound preference applet shows the output device 
> os "null".  Also, doing "lspci" shows NO sound device.
> 
> OK, what is going on?

The whole backend sound architecture/model for QEMU is more or less
broken, eg you hve a VNC display and the sound gets played back via
SDL which is just totally pointless & incapable of integrating with
desktop sound services. Thus we had to disable it, pending making it
work properly

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=508317


Daniel
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