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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—enabling audio on your remote virtual machine

In this exercise, I'll show you how to enable audio on your Ubuntu remote virtual machine via the VBoxManage interface.

  1. Go to the Ubuntu server PuTTY terminal window, type VBoxManage modifyvm "UbuntuVB" --audio oss --audiocontroller ac97, and press Enter. VirtualBox will respond with the copyright notice to indicate that the command was successful.
  2. Now type VBoxHeadless --startvm "UbuntuVB" followed by Enter to start your Ubuntu virtual machine, and open the Remote Desktop viewer to connect to your remote VM. Log into Ubuntu, and you will hear the intro sound. Once the desktop shows up, select Applications | Sound & Video | Rhythmbox Music Player from the main menu to open up the music ...

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