Error to add a sound device in Xen full virtualization mode.

I’ve installed openSUSE 11.2 and Xen 3.4.1 for dom0, and create a Windows XP domU virtual machine by YaST Virtual Machine Manager. Initially, no virtual sound card is attached in this domU, and the virtualized Window XP works fine. But after adding a sound card (i.e. ac97, or sb16), and starting this domU, a dialog pops up with the following error message:


Error starting domain: POST operation failed: xend_post: error from xen daemon: (xend.err ‘Domain unable to be unpaused: an integer is required’)


And after removing the virtual sound card, it works fine again.

View xen’s log (/usr/log/xen/qemu-dm-windowsxp.log.???), I’ve found an error message:

/usr/lib/xen/bin/qemu-dm: invalid option – ‘-soundhw’

It seems that qemu-dm cannot recognize the option for assigning sound hardware: ‘-soundhw’

Does anyone points the direction that how can I solve this problem without much technical operations (i.e. patch and re-compile Xen). Thanks a lot.

I don’t have an answer for your problem, but you might have an answer for mine. I’m also running 11.2 and xen 3.4.1, and I’ve set up a full virtualization of windows xp - only in my case it hangs at “booting to hard disk…” when I try to run the xp vm. (I’ve got the windows xp in sda1, and linux in sda6.) Would you share the configuration you use for your xp vm?