[Bug 393430] Re: kvm: use PulseAudio instead of ALSA

Arie Skliarouk skliarie at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 12:02:57 GMT 2009

I added "export QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=pa" to the /etc/default/libvirt-bin and
looks like that the parameter is passed to the KVM, as the KVM does not
use the /dev/snd/* directly. But then audio from KVM works for couple of
seconds only (enough to hear the startup audio from windows, but not
much more than that)! Also, in this case the KVM does not appear in list
of the pulse-audio configuration applet (under Running applications).

If I use "export QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=alsa" in /etc/default/libvirt-bin, then
KVM uses the /dev/snd/* devices and audio from the KVM works (with all
the known limitations).

kvm: use PulseAudio instead of ALSA
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