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  • 1.  Sound problem

    Posted Jun 16, 2024 08:54 AM

    I have installed VMware Workstation Pro (for personal use) on my computer. I then created a virtual machine with the latest version of Ubuntu to test it. The installation went well.

    Now to the problem, I hear the startup sound in Ubuntu at login but when I go into settings and under 'Sound', the sound disappears and I quickly see an error message at the bottom right of the screen. I didn't have time to read it, but it said something about a sound error and some ID number.

    When I look under sound settings, the wrong sound card is shown under 'Output device'. This problem starts happens when I only look in the sound settings. My physical sound card is a RealTek Audio HD. I have upgraded everything in Ubuntu and installed Open-vm-tools.

    I have tested using Ubuntu in VirtualBox, and the sound works fine there. So it is something in VMware Workstation Pro that cannot detect my sound card.

    I was looking forward to testing Ubuntu and especially to trying out Linux. With this sound problem, it ruins the experience.

    Can someone explain how I can go about solving this sound problem?