ac97 does not appear in user interface
Nominated for Karmic by Paul Logasa Bogen II
Binary package hint: virt-manager
$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 9.04
$ apt-cache policy virt-manager
*** 0.6.1-1ubuntu4 0
What I expected to happen:
I expected to select "ac97" from the drop-down list of available sound devices.
(start virt-manager -> select virtual machine -> go to hardware tab -> click add hardware button -> select sound from the hardware device drop-down list -> click next -> try to select "ac97" from the drop-down list)
What happened instead:
Instead, only es1370, pcspk, and sb16 were chosen.
Why this was inconvenient for me:
I'm a student, and the only version of Windows I can get for free is Windows Server 2008, but there are no drivers for that operating system for es1370 or sb16.
Start kvm from the command line and pass the -soundhw ac97 option to get sound working in Windows Server 2008 (probably works for Vista as well).
This could be a libvirt issue. Probably it's a very small patch. In fact, it may even be upstream already. I'll look.