Can pulseaudio be gotten rid of?? Karmic...

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Oct 26 02:26:40 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 00:48 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > I wish to rid my install of pulseaudio. I thought I had it licked, but
> > it keeps popping up via updates. Once in for all times, how to get RID
> > of this POS? Why not keep it in beta mode for people to install if they
> > wish to tinker with it, until all the bugs are worked out?? Meanwhile,
> > it's upsetting my apple cart. :) Ric
> >
> This was discussed on /. last week, let me dig it up...
 <ןIf that doesn't help, then the rest of the thread is here:
> -- 
> Dotan Cohen

THANK YOU! Dotan. At least I'm not alone. See, I am not a developer. Nor
am I merely just a passive user. I'm trying to get a STABLE install on a
"Proof-of-Concept" machine to put in front of DOC officials to introduce
Linux to prisons. No software costs, older machines could be put to
useful purpose and development of rehab programs could then proceed. 

Many inmates do not read/write well (if at all) and audio-video is a
large part of our current development. That is, UNTIL THE AUDIO DIES or
races away with the CPU when it should be doing a bunch of rendering.
There's about 3 million people locked up that could really use good
information to make good decisions with. My brain is elsewhere and
resents being drug tooth and nail back to dinking with some alpha add-on
that detracts from doing useful 'Good Work'. 

Envy-NG used to install my nVidia drivers so flawlessly that I used to
rib my Fedora buddies about how they were stuck in the dark-ages. I
ain't laughing at them any more either. I ain't a Newbie, I used to work
for Bob Young at Red Hat, and I've been to a county fair. I had Linux
installed before there was a Red Hat, from a stack of floppy disks. I do
not want to see Kubuntu become another Fedora, where broken stuff is
passed on to the users to beta-test. That is NOT Mark Shuttleworth's
"Big Dream", from what I have read. I'm spending what should be an
otherwise productive Sunday chasing down a fix for what worked last
week. THAT is too much like Fedora, IMHO, which is why I installed
Kubuntu. There really needs to be a way to make Pulseaudio an extra, not
a system-wide depend. <pants> Ric

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