Ticket #5174 (closed defect: fixed)
Fallback audio system no longer checks ALSA
|Reported by:||Sasquatch||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.0.6||Keywords:||audio fallback alsa|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
In previous versions, ALSA was checked as possible sound system (I think). Now, when the selected sound system doesn't work, it goes to OSS and reverts to NULL if that doesn't work. It used to be possible to select Pulse as sound system while using ALSA instead and have libpulse0 installed.
I don't know when exactly it stopped working, but on 3.0.6 it was certainly broken and there is no change on 3.0.8. The log is attached.
I'm not really sure if older versions did the same, but I was able to have audio with ALSA and libpulse0 by selecting Pulse. Because I 'share' my VMs between PC (with PulseAudio) and my laptop (without), it's a bit of a hassle to keep changing the settings (ALSA on PulseAudio isn't working all that spotless either, not a VB thing though).