Simple and fast howto to get the sound mixer working with vmware-server 1.0.5 and Kubuntu 8.4 Hardy Heron (and of course, ALSA)

Use the following commands in your terminal:
[source: js] sudo -i
aptitude install alsa-oss
chmod +s /usr/lib/*
cd /usr/lib/vmware/bin
mv vmware-vmx vmware-vmx.real
echo ‘#!/bin/bash’ > vmware-vmx
echo ‘ exec /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-vmx.real “$@”‘ >> vmware-vmx
chmod +x vmware-vmx


eric · May 11, 2008 at 15:35

Worked in Gutsy, tried the same with vmware workstation in Hardy. Still no sound.

dhg · July 13, 2008 at 00:25

I did this on my buddy’s machine (he prefers Linux, but he still needed XP in a VM for work-related things) and this worked just fine first try.

sam · July 23, 2008 at 01:19

thanks a lot, worked perfect in hardy for me!

Gustavo · November 30, 2008 at 20:37

You saved my life!

Paolo · November 30, 2008 at 21:57

It’s nice to see my help appreciated 🙂

Thanks guys!

Shiraz · December 1, 2008 at 02:56

I just recently upgraded to a new kernel in Ubuntu Hardy Heron. So I most probably am runing the newest kernel. After upgrading the windows sound simply stopped in VMware-server.

However, this solution actually worked for me!!!

Thank you!

Artem S. Tashkinov · February 3, 2009 at 09:22

This doesn’t work for VMWare 6.5.1.

Jason · April 16, 2009 at 18:58

Thanks for this tip…I only use my Windows VM for Outlook, but they added a bunch of UC features recently so having sound working is going to be really nice.

Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *