[Spice-devel] ac97 sound and windows guests
ykaul at redhat.com
Mon May 10 01:12:21 PDT 2010
On 5/5/2010 11:31 PM, Axel Kittenberger wrote:
> Dear spice-developers,
> recently the kvm list pointed me to spice, since for my task I had to
> have to 2 monitors from the VM available. spice seems to be the only
> way to do it (beside virtualbox).
> I downloaded the 0.4.0 releasae, build all the stuff, and after some
> usual issues with package versions it all runs quite well. I even
> managed to configure a x-session only consisting of a full screened
> spiece-client for two monitors. Well actually I tried windows 7 64 bit
> as guest first, but realised its too early for that, so I went for 32bit.
> The only issue I've is with sound, I just am not able to get it to
> work. The AC97 driver of windows 7 (I downloaded the one from realtek,
> as win7 doesn't seem to have a native one) just wont be able to get to
> "start" it. So why I'm writing to spice-devel instead of kvm: first im
> still confused about how sound should be handled, does it get through
> spicec already? Or is this planned for a later release and yet we're
> supposed to use qemus native sound support. The second is, I tried to
> configure another HW emulation, like some qemu/kvm posts tell people
> with ac97 driver problems to do, but the qemu ./configure --help in
> the vdesktop directory tells me there is only AC97 available, while
> traditionally there should be more options.
> Gladly would appreciate your help, otherwise I like spice ;-)
> Kind regards,
> Spice-devel mailing list
> Spice-devel at lists.freedesktop.org
Indeed Win7/64b does not have an inbox AC97 driver. Note however that
Win7/32b does have one - get it from Windows Update.
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