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 +====== VMWare Failed to Open Sound Device ======
  
 +After adding a sound device to VMWare I got a "​Failed to Open Sound Device, Busy" error. ​ To fix the problem, I patched together instructions from several comments at http://​ubuntuforums.org/​showthread.php?​t=331175. ​ Below are my new instructions.
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 +  - sudo su
 +  - apt-get install alsa-oss
 +  - chmod +s /​usr/​lib/​libaoss.so.*
 +  - mv /​usr/​bin/​vmware /​usr/​bin/​vmware.orig
 +
 +Next, we modify the vmware script. ​ This part didn't work for me, but I completed it anyway.
 +
 +  - echo '#​!/​bin/​bash'​ > /​usr/​bin/​vmware
 +  - echo '​LD_PRELOAD=libaoss.so exec /​usr/​bin/​vmware.orig "​$@"'​ >> /​usr/​bin/​vmware
 +   - chmod +x /​usr/​bin/​vmware
 +
 +Next, we move the vmware-vmx file and replace it with a script. ​ This is the part that worked for me.
 +
 +  - cd /​usr/​lib/​vmware/​bin
 +  - mv vmware-vmx vmware-vmx.real
 +  - echo '#​!/​bin/​bash'​ > vmware-vmx
 +  - echo '​LD_PRELOAD=libaoss.so exec /​usr/​lib/​vmware/​bin/​vmware-vmx.real "​$@"'​ >> vmware-vmx
 +  - chmod +x vmware-vmx
 +  - exit
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