[Bug 382102] Re: spd locks up Alsa

Luke Yelavich luke.yelavich at canonical.com
Fri Aug 28 03:32:38 BST 2009

You need to prevent pulseaudio from automatically loading whenever you
load an ALSA application. The best way to do this is the following:

1. If you don't already have a .pulse directory in your home directory, create it.
2. Open .pulse/client.conf in an editor. The file may not exist, so saving it in the editor will create it.
3. Add the text in quotes. "autospawn = no"
4. Save the file.

Now whenever you load an ALSA application such as speech-dispatcher,
pulseaudio should not automatically get loaded.

Finally, if you want to kill pulseaudio, "pulseaudio -k" should do the

** Changed in: speech-dispatcher (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Invalid

spd locks up Alsa 
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