Having said that, it might be easier to purge pulseaudio and then install
On 12/09/17 10:53, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
>  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
> Mike Bailey
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