10 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2010 12:14 PM by chucktr

    Failed to open sound device /dev/dsp openSUSE

    dbrich Novice

       

      Hi, I have vmware 6.5.3 running on openSUSE 11.1. (host). Everything seems to run fine, but if some other application - in my case it is Skype (I believe) uses sound device, the vmware disconects the sound device from my virtual machine (guest is Windows 2003 server) and if I try to connect it by hand I am getting the error message:

       

       

      "Failed to open sound device /dev/dsp: Device or resource busy Failed to connect virtual device sound."

       

       

      Is there any way to set it up that I can use the sound device from more applications simultanously?

       

       

      Btw, the sound is uisng alsa, I had to remove Pulse as there are troubles with it in Skype.

       

       

      Thanks for advice

       

       

      Richard