New OSS Drivers (Partly) Fix Sound Issues in OpenSolaris on VirtualBox on Mac OS X

Thanks to a comment made by Maria on my blog, I tried installing the new version of OSS drivers, and am happy to say that the sound now works in OpenSolaris in VirtualBox on Mac OS X!  Thanks, Maria!


Here's what I did:


# pkgrm oss    (to delete the old version I installed previously)
# reboot

Download the new oss driver file, oss-solaris-v4.0-1016-i386.pkg, from www.4front-tech.com/download.cgi
(select Solaris 10/11 x86/AMD64 in the list).


# pkgadd -d oss-solaris-v4.0-1016-i386.pkg
# reboot

Run osstest after the OS comes back up, and listen to the music!  Sounds great.

UPDATE 8/13/08: I think I spoke too soon. The sound is very flaky, sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. I am not sure what is happening.

Comments:

Tried this. It didn't work at all for me.

Posted by Peter Large on September 01, 2008 at 10:41 AM EDT #

Peter, here's a blog with some additional pointers that may help: http://blogs.sun.com/observatory/entry/sound_in_virtualbox_from_macos

Posted by Brian Leonard on September 09, 2008 at 01:26 AM EDT #

Yes!! Thanks very much. I followed these instructions and have got the sound to work, even though it's intermittent

Posted by Peter Large on September 09, 2008 at 03:12 AM EDT #

For anyone who is interested, this also works on VMware Fusion.

Posted by Ken Joy on December 03, 2008 at 11:18 PM EST #

Any updates on this?
I did this, it worked once... and then after the reboot... it stopped working.

osstest works, though but not in the gui.

Posted by ben on December 19, 2009 at 12:29 PM EST #

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