Bug 862976 - No audio in gdm when Fedora is run in virtualbox.
No audio in gdm when Fedora is run in virtualbox.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lennart Poettering
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-04 01:33 EDT by Joanmarie Diggs
Modified: 2014-01-25 03:50 EST (History)
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Description Joanmarie Diggs 2012-10-04 01:33:46 EDT
Steps to reproduce:

1. Install VirtualBox
2. Set up F18 as a guest
3. At the gdm login screen enable screen reader

Expected results: You would be able to hear Orca

Actual results: You cannot hear Orca and nothing seems to be happening. (However Orca is running.)

Once you log in the same problem is present, but at least in the user session you can select alternative devices (you'll need LFE). There's no way to select the audio device from GDM; only the value.

After some googling I found Debian already hit this problem and have a workaround: https://launchpad.net/debian/experimental/+source/pulseaudio/2.1-1. Their remove-analog-mono.patch applied to the guest system solved the problem for me.
Comment 1 Andre Robatino 2012-12-22 15:31:10 EST
Sound is working now in a Rawhide VirtualBox guest, with pulseaudio-3.0-2.fc19. Unfortunately, there is no F18 build for 3.0 yet.
Comment 2 Jeremy Petersen 2013-01-25 11:28:32 EST
I have two different VirtualBox hosts both running Fedora 18 guests and neither one of them has any sound working (KDE desktop). All OS and Virtualbox patches are installed.

Should I be starting a new post for this or does this belong here?
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2013-12-21 04:02:06 EST
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Comment 4 Andre Robatino 2014-01-25 03:50:01 EST
Closing since F18 is EOL.

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