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Windows 7: Kubuntu in VirtualBox disables Windows audio

15 Aug 2009   #1
Kari

 
Kubuntu in VirtualBox disables Windows audio

When running Kubuntu in Sun VirtualBox it disables Windows audio devices. Only way to re-enable audio seems to be reboot. When running Ubuntu, it's OK. No problems with Windows devices. Both Kubuntu and Ubuntu v. 9.04.

I like KDE more than Gnome, that's the reason for Kubuntu.

Any ideas?

Kari


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15 Aug 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you attempted to install the KDE environment onto Ubuntu to see if it exhibits the same behavior? I don't usually download or use kubuntu, but I have installed the desktop before using the command below.
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

You can then choose which environment you want from the login screen.
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15 Aug 2009   #3
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Have you attempted to install the KDE environment onto Ubuntu to see if it exhibits the same behavior? I don't usually download or use kubuntu, but I have installed the desktop before using the command below.
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

You can then choose which environment you want from the login screen.
Yeah, I've installed KDE on Ubuntu. This is not so much a problem, I just want to know why Kubuntu is doing this.

Kari
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15 Aug 2009   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe I'll give this a shot and see if I can duplicate. Which version of Kbuntu and which version of VirtualBox are you using?
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15 Aug 2009   #5
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Maybe I'll give this a shot and see if I can duplicate. Which version of Kbuntu and which version of VirtualBox are you using?
VirtualBox 2.2.4r47978, Kubuntu 9.04.
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15 Aug 2009   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Out of curiosity, have you tried with any of the 3.x releases of VirtualBox? I think 3.0.4 came out a short while ago?
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15 Aug 2009   #7
Kari

 

No, I haven't I give it a try. Thanks for tip.

Kari
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15 Aug 2009   #8
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Have a look at the settings in VB. Change audio cards etc. Ive got kubuntu running fine with sound.
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