Ticket #4202 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

Sound stops working after playing a game

Reported by: cortana Owned by:
Priority: major Component: audio
Version: VirtualBox 2.2.4 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I'm using VirtualBox 2.2.4 on Vista Home Basic with Debian 5.0 as a guest.

If I switch away from the virtual machine to play a game such as Half Life 2, then when I come back to the VM, sound doesn't work. As far as the guest is concerned, the sound is going _somewhere_, and there are no errors; the virtual machine is simply silent.

If I close the virtual machine, and save the state, then immediately start the virtual machine again, sound comes back and everything is normal (until the next time...)


wintermute-2009-06-07-19-14-42.log Download (46.7 KB) - added by cortana 9 years ago.
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Change History

Changed 9 years ago by cortana

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Retry with 3.2.10 please.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by cortana

Seems fixed to me--thanks a lot!

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by cortana

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

I'm afraid I'm seeing this again. It manifests itself in two ways:

  1. Whenever a Steam window is in the foreground, sound from VirtualBox cuts out. Quitting and restarting Steam stops this behaviour -- for a while.
  1. Sound from VirtualBox stops completely, and I have to suspect/resume the guest (or otherwise restart VirtualBox) in order to get sound back.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by Icaria

I'm using a 32-bit linux guest (w/ ALSA) with a Win7 64-bit host and started experiencing this bug after upgrading to VirtualBox 4.1.2, from 4.0.8. Happens roughly 1/3 times I start Steam or a Steam app. Starting Steam also tends to result in guest applications becoming crashy (mostly apps trying to output audio) and sometimes results in the whole guest locking up (although Virtualbox itself is still responsive).

comment:5 Changed 21 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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