[pulseaudio-discuss] Loss of Sound

Laurențiu Nicola lnicola at dend.ro
Mon Sep 18 10:18:38 UTC 2017


Is it possible that your sound card was held busy by another process,
maybe by Pulseaudio running under a different user?
The Pulse ALSA plugin usually prevents applications from opening the
hardware device (routing them through Pulse instead).

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017, at 12:37, mycomp at tutanota.com wrote:
> Can anyone please help with the following problem ?
> The sound on a desktop PC running Debian Jessie has stopped
> working - no> sound from any websites (e.g. BBC or YouTube) and trying to play a
> standard sound file I have saved which is used to test the sound with> vlc gives:
> Audio output failed:
> The audio device "default" could not be used:
> Device or resource busy.
> and in the terminal window it says:
> VLC media player 2.2.6 Umbrella (revision 2.2.6-0-g1aae78981c)
> [00000000013f0608] pulse audio output error: PulseAudio server
> connection failure: Connection refused
> [0000000001318118] core libvlc: Running vlc with the default
> interface.> Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
> [00000000013f0608] alsa audio output error: cannot open ALSA device
> "default": Device or resource busy
> [00000000013f0608] core audio output error: module not functional
> [00007fc2a8c02b08] core decoder error: failed to create audio output
> The sound was then suddenly regained.
> The sound has now been suddenly lost again.
> Loose wiring is not suspected.
> The only file in /etc/pulse is client.conf
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