Monthly Archives: January 2009

Using ALSA for sound with VMware Workstation 6.5 on an Ubuntu 8.04 host

I built a new desktop PC for use at home, and I installed Ubuntu 8.04 on it. In anticipation of replacing the windows XP desktop with it, I’ve been playing with the evaluation license of VMware Workstation 6.5. Somewhat annoyingly, VMware uses the lowest-common-denominator Linux sound API, OSS. Unfortunately, OSS, as typically implemented, only allows […]