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    Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?

    EMR Enthusiast

      Sorry if this has been treated elsewhere. I only found some answers for Fusion 4, but I didn't get them to work for me. The problem is I seem to be unable to get sound for a new Snow Leopard Server virtual machine.

       

      I naturally tried adding the Sound Card in the Fusion virtual machine Settings, but to no avail. Installing the EnsoniqAudioPCI_v1.0.3_Common_Installer.pkg in the guest didn't achieve anything either. Maybe my procedure was wrong? Can anyone explain which specific steps and/or downloads should be carried out for a Snow Leopard Server guest to have sound?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
          WoodyZ Guru

          I have no problem using the EnsoniqAudioPCI_v1.0.3_Common_Installer.pkg in a Mac OS X 10.6 Server Virtual Machine running under VMware Fusion 7, sound works.

           

          This happens to be a VM originally created in VMware Fusion 4.0.1 that was upgraded to use hardware version 11 under Compatibility in the Settings and also upgraded VMware Tools although still using Ensoniq for sound.

          • 2. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
            EMR Enthusiast

            Unfortunately, my Snow Leopard Server virtual machine was created yesterday from scratch using Fusion 7. Are there any specific steps I should follow? I don't think I can install Fusion 4 anywhere now. Should I downgrade the virtual hardware as much as possible and reinstall the Ensoniq driver? Should I trash my virtual machine and create it anew using the oldest virtual hardware possible?

             

            On another front, is there any realistic hope that we'll see real graphics acceleration on OS X guests in the near future using a better solution than VMsvga2_v1.2.5_OS_10.9.pkg?

             

            Edit: It just occurred to me that Snow Leopard Server and Snow Leopard Server (32 bits) might react differently. Should I have created a 32-bit virtual machine (as offered by the Fusion 7 VM creator) instead of a presumably 64-bit version of that operating system?

            • 3. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
              dlhotka Virtuoso

              Re: 3D acceleration, not likely.  There's architectural limitations in OSX that make it nearly impossible.

               

              I think 10.6 was 32-bit only, but it's been so long I don't remember for sure.

              • 4. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                WoodyZ Guru

                dlhotka wrote: I think 10.6 was 32-bit only, but it's been so long I don't remember for sure.

                 

                Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server has full 64-bit support on a 64-bit processor and I doubt VMware would allow VMware Fusion to setup Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server as 64-bit (guestOS = "darwin10-64") if it wasn't capable.

                • 5. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                  WoodyZ Guru

                  EMR wrote: Unfortunately, my Snow Leopard Server virtual machine was created yesterday from scratch using Fusion 7. Are there any specific steps I should follow? I don't think I can install Fusion 4 anywhere now. Should I downgrade the virtual hardware as much as possible and reinstall the Ensoniq driver? Should I trash my virtual machine and create it anew using the oldest virtual hardware possible?

                   

                  Okay, under VMware Fusion 7, I did a clean build of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server 64-bit using the default where the Sound Card is not present and installed VMware Tools.  Next I shutdown and added the Sound Card, booted the Virtual Machine and installed the EnsoniqAudioPCI_v1.0.3_Common_Installer.pkg package and rebooted.  Next I went into System Preferences > Sound and the Sounds were grayed out under Sound Effects and no device was present under Output.

                   

                  So I did a diff against the .vmx configuration file from the upgraded install and the clean built install and found that is you remove the following .vmx configuration file option Sound does work then and a Output device is listed.

                   

                  sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio"

                   

                  Have a look at: Editing the .vmx file for your Fusion virtual machine (1014782)

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                  • 6. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                    EMR Enthusiast

                    The answer is helpful, but I might be doing something wrong, as I still have no sound. My vmx listing for sound entries is currently as follows (after removing the entry you indicated):

                     

                    sound.present = "TRUE"

                    sound.fileName = "-1"

                    sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

                    sound.pciSlotNumber = "36"

                     

                    Maybe something is missing. The settings for the Snow Leopard Server virtual machine sound card are "Connected" and the Output Device and Input Device are set to "System Default". The Snow Leopard Sound Preferences themselves don't detect any sound input or output devices. I've even removed the virtual sound card (when the virtual machine was shut down) and created it again (removing the offending line once again). Next, I reinstalled the Ensoniq driver. Same result: No Input or Output Devices. Should I create the virtual machine again from scratch, making sure it sports a virtual sound card (without the offending line) before I start installing Snow Leopard Server? Would that make any difference?

                    • 7. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                      WoodyZ Guru

                      My .vmx configuration file has the same option you've shown.  I also did another clean build adding the Sound Card and removing the previously mentioned .vmx configuration file option removed before installing Mac OS X and then installed VMware Tools and then the EnsoniqAudioPCI_v1.0.3_Common_Installer.pkg.  Everything is working as expected.  If you're installing the VMsvga2_v1.2.5_OS_10.9.pkg package, don't... not at least until Sound is working.

                      • 8. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                        EMR Enthusiast

                        Many thanks. I've followed your instructions verbatim for a brand-new Snow Leopard Server (non-32 bit version) virtual machine, but no joy. I'm currently trying with the 32-bit version just in case that works any better. If it doesn't I'll have to conclude that there's some unforeseen incompatibility with Yosemite (?).

                        • 9. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                          WoodyZ Guru

                          EMR wrote: If it doesn't I'll have to conclude that there's some unforeseen incompatibility with Yosemite (?).

                           

                          That very well might be and JSYK  I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard Server 64-bit under VMware Fusion 7 on OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion.  It shouldn't matter when you add the sound card as long as you remove the previously mentioned .vmx configuration file option and install the EnsoniqAudioPCI after adding the Sound Card.

                           

                          Note: Also when editing the .vmx configuration file the Virtual Machine needs to be shutdown, not suspended and if VMware Fusion isn't closed then the focus must be elsewhere in the Virtual Machine Library then the target Virtual Machine who's .vmx configuration file being edited.

                          • 10. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                            EMR Enthusiast

                            Thank you for all your help, Woody, but, unfortunately, it didn't work. No sound with the 32-bit version either.

                            • 11. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                              WoodyZ Guru

                              Just curious what MD5 hash do you get on the EnsoniqAudioPCI_v1.0.3_Common_Installer.pkg package?  I get: 8c7675f76c6812021d6678dcf35f75e1

                              • 12. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                                EMR Enthusiast

                                8c7675f76c6812021d6678dcf35f75e1. Obviously, the same.

                                • 13. Re: Sound for Snow Leopard Server guest in Fusion 7 in Yosemite?
                                  WoodyZ Guru

                                  Okay then, since we are using different Host OSes it's looking like a OS X 10.10 Yosemite issue however until I can test or someone else can confirm it's a Host OS issue then I can't think of anything else at the moment to be of help. 

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