Hardware: RPi-3; USB Hard Drive; cable connections (no wi-fi).
DAC: USB-Schiit Modi 2
Everything worked fine yesterday with the same version #.
Today, after checking (& saving) the start-up sound which had mysteriously disappeared some days earlier.
Nothing would play - Stored music or online pod-casts
Error message - Failed to open ALSA device “hw:5.0”: No such file or directory
In the “Output Device” drop-down box the USB Audio option disappeared. After a re-start the “USB Audio” option came back, but disappeared the moment it was selected leaving “Headphones” & “HDMI Out” as the only options.
Third re-start & it all started working again !!!
Any thoughts? - other than “Don’t turn it off” !!!