Brian Stempin on 8 Feb 2009 10:52:30 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] dedicating a sound card to a vm

According to this, its not possible with VMWare Server.  For the record, this is possible with Xen and other similar VM hosts.

On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 5:19 PM, Michael Lazin <> wrote:
Right now I have the 2496 working with OSS4 in the host.  I just enabled the onboard sound in the bios but the host is still using the 2496.  I want to know if I can somehow enable both cards in the host, so I have two sound cards, and use the onboard sound for the VM.  Right now when I start vmplayer it tries to use the Maudio card for sound but the sound comes out garbled.  Is it possible to configure 2 sound cards on the host?  Do they both need to be OSS4 or can I use alsa for one? 



On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 4:57 PM, jeff <> wrote:
Michael Lazin wrote:
> Hi.  I have an ubuntu Intrepid Ibex box with two sound cards.  I am running
> an XP virtual machine on it with VMPlayer.  I have an M-Audio Audiophile
> 2496 with OSS4 configured on the host.  I can't seem to get the sound
> working right in the VM using this card and OSS4.  I also have an onboard
> Intel HD audio card.  I had it disabled, but I reenabled it and hooked it up
> to a channel on a mixing board so I have both the M-Audio card and the
> onboard sound running though a stereo via a mixing board.  Is there a way to
> dedicate the onboard intel card to the virtual machine, so I can have sound
> on both the host and the VM via the mixing board?  Anyone have any pointers
> on configuring a machine to work with 2 sound cards and a VM?  Any help
> would be appreciated.  Thanks.

I'm trying to understand... you want to dedicate the onboard card to the
VM and the 2496 to the host?  In my experience, anything that works on
the host works on the VM (but not simultaneously).

What happens in the VM when the host sees the 2496 and you enable the
onboard sound?

Can you get the host to see both?

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