dzanre1 Absent Member.
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VMWare Fusion anyone?

I was having no trouble with my VMWare on my Mac until I did a Windows
Update recently, and now I get an error about vmware fusion cannot connect
virtual sound device. Of course, my SLED VM works just fine. I'm assuming
that something in WINDOWS has changed <sigh>. I also had just updated to
VMWare Fusion 1.1.2 and thought that was the culprit, but I backrevved to
1.1.1 and it's still broken, so I'm suspecting Windows Update.

I've tried to google around to see if there's a new sound driver I need to
install, etc. VMWare tools are up-to-date, etc. etc. Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: VMWare Fusion anyone?

Could be you applied a hardware update from MS.
Probably roll back your audio driver will fix it up.
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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: VMWare Fusion anyone?

G of Borg wrote:

> Could be you applied a hardware update from MS. Probably roll back your
> audio driver will fix it up.


More likely I installed something from Apple! I rolled back my Windows VM
to my snapshot and it still doesn't work. My guess is that there should be
some audio driver for VMWare that I need, but I don't know what/where if it
isn't in VMWare tools.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: VMWare Fusion anyone?

did you update to 10.5.3 which was released yesterday

"DZanre" <dzanre@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:gemini.k1nsnz000141k007w.dzanre@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
>G of Borg wrote:
>
>> Could be you applied a hardware update from MS. Probably roll back your
>> audio driver will fix it up.

>
> More likely I installed something from Apple! I rolled back my Windows VM
> to my snapshot and it still doesn't work. My guess is that there should
> be
> some audio driver for VMWare that I need, but I don't know what/where if
> it
> isn't in VMWare tools.
>
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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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incognito wrote:

> did you update to 10.5.3 which was released yesterday


No - still shows 10.5.2. Do you think I "should" update? It's just
interesting that it's only Windows where the audio is gone. My VMs for
Linux are fine of course - grumble.

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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: VMWare Fusion anyone?

incognito wrote:

> did you update to 10.5.3 which was released yesterday


Oh - but it WAS a bios update that was downloaded earlier this week, so it
WOULD seem like that could be the issue. I just don't know how to fix it.

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Re: VMWare Fusion anyone?

On Fri, 30 May 2008 22:05:22 GMT
DZanre <dzanre@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> incognito wrote:
>
> > did you update to 10.5.3 which was released yesterday

>
> Oh - but it WAS a bios update that was downloaded earlier this week,
> so it WOULD seem like that could be the issue. I just don't know how
> to fix it.
>

Hi
Can you reset the ESCD in the BIOS? Also trye the BIOS in the VM
machine.

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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: VMWare Fusion anyone?

DZanre wrote:

> Oh - but it WAS a bios update that was downloaded earlier this week, so it
> WOULD seem like that could be the issue. I just don't know how to fix it.


I tried again rolling back to VMWare Fusion 1.1.1 - seems to have fixed it -
I guess I was confused and THOUGHT I had rolled back before <g>. So I
uninstalled 1.1.2, reinstalled 1.1.1 and now everything is fine again!

Thanks for all of the moral support while I worked this one out.


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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: VMWare Fusion anyone?

> No - still shows 10.5.2. Do you think I "should" update? It's just
> interesting that it's only Windows where the audio is gone. My VMs for
> Linux are fine of course - grumble.


Moral of the story...don't mess with Windows HAL.
One of the quickest routes to BSOD. VMware updates
scare the hell out of me...of course so do Linux
kernel updates.


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Re: VMWare Fusion anyone?

G of Borg wrote:

> Moral of the story...don't mess with Windows HAL.


It is a VMWare problem though apparently. 1.1.1 is working fine again.

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