Hi - new to RPi and Pimoroni. I’ve spent a long time today trying to get a Phatbeat to work on my RPi 3 running a freshly installed Raspbian with all updates. This got off to a bad start when the “get started” URL on the package (pimoroni.com/phatbeat) returned a 404 error! Anyway, I found the getting started article and followed it to the letter but apart from some nasty pops from the speaker got no sound. Instead I kept getting the following error message when trying speaker-test
Playback device is default
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
After considerable searching I found a thread here
https://forums.pimoroni.com/t/pirate-radio-pops-but-no-music/6830 which suggested stopping the pulseaudio service. Hey presto, it worked, but there are a lot of nasty pops which may cause speaker damage but in any case are unpleasant.
Is there a fix for this please? And could you make this clear in the getting started article please so others don’t have to suffer!