Workstation 7.x and later versions support Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). You might need to perform certain preparation tasks before you can use ALSA in a virtual machine.

To use ALSA, the host system must meet certain requirements.

  • The ALSA library version on the host system must be version 1.0.16 or later.

  • The sound card on the host system must support ALSA. The ALSA project Web site maintains a current listing of sound cards and chipsets that support ALSA.

  • The ALSA sound card on the host system must not be muted.

  • The current user must have the appropriate permissions to use the ALSA sound card.