I recently installed vmware workstation 6.5 on a Slackware 64 box running OSS 4.2 (b 2000/200910071331), with oss_hdaudio. As soon as I try to start a guest, I get prompted that the sound device will start disconnected as "No corresponding device is available on the host". I found the wiki entry that says to change the sound.autodetect line from True to False in the vmx file. Which I did. However, when I start vmware, it still shows up as autodetect in guest machines configuration screen and I get the same error. Is there any way to get this to work?