Re: [OxLUG] Loss of sound

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Author: brandon whitehead
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List, mycomp
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] Loss of sound
If you open a shell and type 'alsamixer', what is the default device?
Did you try changing it? What directions did you follow to install the
codecs? How did you install VLC?

Have you tried the suggestions provided here:
or here:

Having said that, it might be easier to purge pulseaudio and then install


On 12/09/17 10:53, 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
> Thanks.
> Regards,
> Mike Bailey
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