I've got a VM. I want to make it used the sound card of the machine it is hosted on.
I added to my /etc/libvirt/myvm.xml:
and then did:
virsh #define myvm.xml virsh #stat myvm
The sound device is showing up will alsamixer, but when I play audio nothing happens. The VM is running Debian sqeeze, as is the host machine. the sound is working on the host machine (I tested that separately)
Is this cos it is trying to play audio on the computer I'm accessing the VM from?
Here is the output when I try to play something (1.mp3)
>mplayer 1.mp3 MPlayer 1.0rc3-4.4.4 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team mplayer: could not connect to socket mplayer: No such file or directory Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control. Playing 1.mp3. Audio only file format detected. ========================================================================== Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3 AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 128.0 kbit/9.07% (ratio: 16000->176400) Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm: mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3) ========================================================================== AO: [pulse] Init failed: Connection refused Failed to initialize audio driver 'pulse' AO: [alsa] 48000Hz 2ch s16le (2 bytes per sample) Video: no video Starting playback... <<Progress Bar>>
EDIT: Am i going about this entirely the wrong way? Should I be using pulse audio to send the sound back to the host?ad