soundcard for ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS guest doesnt work set as "system default"


i am running an ubuntu (20.04.3 lts) guest in vmware fusion. at some point during recent fusion updates (12.1.2, 12.2.0, 12.2.1) the guests sound card quit working when set to "system defaults". the soundcard works properly using each individual setting option within the guest "settings", just not as "system defaults". the host system soundcard settings work fine for all output methods.  i have tried restarting and removing/reinstalling the soundcard- no luck.

interestingly, it appears that changing the sound output on the host to another output and back  clears the problem and makes "system defaults" work properly.

i have another guest running another linux os which is unaffected when running its soundcard as"system default".


thanks, j


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