Any suggestions on how to test the sound? I tried the "speaker-test" command recommended in another thread here but I guess it's not a function provided by the debian image. (I should state at this point, perhaps, that I have no experience with linux). I tried changing the line:
sound.virtualDev = "es1371" to sound.virtualDev = "sb16"
in the .vmx file because I have a soundblaster, not ensonic, sound card but that didn't do a thing. Unfortunately I can play sound in the windows environment while VMWare is running, which seems to me a bad sign that VMWare hasn't been given control of the soundcard.
Anyone have the experience and patience needed to help a brother out?