Tomorrow: Howto Windows 7 32bit AND 64bit Sound with KVM / libvirt and the Spice client

Finally got sound working in a Windows 7 64bit KVM virtual machine with Spice. There are a few conditions for it to work:

  1. ICH6 audio
  2. Spice guest drivers installed NOT VNC
  3. QXL video
  4. QXL driver (64bit)

Since I’m using Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit, I had to build and digitally sign the driver. Not difficult at all but PITA. I’ll write a howto blog post tomorrow.

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if you’re unable to install the broadcom sta driver on ubuntu 11.04… we have the answer

if you’re unable to install the broadcom sta driver on ubuntu 11.04, fire up synaptic and reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source

2011-04-29 18:29:50,089 WARNING: /sys/module/wl/drivers does not exist, cannot rebind wl driver

it should work now 🙂

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Receiving a ‘runtime error’ with the drivers for Dell’s All In One 962 Photo Printer? (AIO 962)

My mom’s new Dell Vostro 1500 laptop worked quite well until we hooked it up to her Dell All In One 962 Photo printer. When we installed the printer driver software, we received a MFC C++ 6.0 “runtime error” on the dlbxmon.exe program. Reinstalling the software made no difference. What did was a full uninstall of the software and a reinstall of the software.

How to:

  1. download and run the Vista 32 bit (yes, you need the Vista software) PC Upgrade software from Dell’s web page which will completely uninstall the XP driver
  2. download and run the Windows XP driver from Dell’s web page.

You may need to reboot the machine between steps 1 & 2.

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