Removal of PulseAudio from Ubuntu

George Farris farrisg at
Fri May 14 22:59:33 UTC 2010

Great can you please provide a detailed bug report that points to this
actually being Pulseaudio then it can be resolved.

Thank you

On Fri, 2010-05-14 at 15:53 -0700, I.E.G. wrote:
> By introduction I'm a hack of a user and not all that aware of the ins
> and outs of posting to this list let alone the development ,
> configuration , and liabilities  of PulseAudio . None of that is the
> point of my attempting to post . (we'll see if this works ) .
> I have gone out of my way to search for methods to remove and or
> disable PluseAudio . My first attempt removed the entire Gnome desktop
> through my own inattention. You may have seen like cases where
> "packages to be removed" in synaptic includes the gnome desktop and
> dummies like me click through . Oh well lesson learned . Subsequent
> efforts to disable and or remove PulseAudio have been more successful
> and far less traumatic because I am able to RTFM and learn from
> mistakes . I however am something more than a casual plug and play
> user . I am competent if not occasionally dangerous at the command
> line . I have skills acquired in the early days of *BSD and Solaris .
> I am not afraid to tinker . 
> I am stating this history to make the point that for a common user
> that barely knows what a bug report is let alone files one ..
> Is a plug and play(pray) new Ubuntu user as an alternative to M$  and
> just wants it to work   
> is capable of understanding the GUI and using software sources and
> synaptic as well as the update manager 
> and can regularly tie their own shoes with out undo help .
> Gentlemen and Ladies I have not had any success in total or in part
> with PulseAudio . I have had a single trip to youtube for instance
> inactivate all audio on my system(s) . I have had VLC not only fail to
> produce any audio but seg_fault . I have experienced the
> aforementioned halting stutter and "latency" in web stream , VLC ,
> MoviePlayer and asterisk based softphones .
> Suffice to say I didn't bother fixing or configuring it I just found
> the least path of resistance to audio and deleted , disabled or
> otherwise worked around it . I still to this moment as a step in
> installation of even, Lucid stop just after all updates are installed
> and find some way to eradicate PulseAudio. 
> I just thought a response from the every day user (since 6.04) that
> has no political nor development agenda might have some small use . If
> it works I use it . If it doesn't I google it . If google turns up
> dissension and wildly conflicting oping as to the cause of the
> malfunction I punt on third down and in this case revert to ALSA which
> I have had success with .
> Sorry for the rambling , non technical dissertation but I felt we the
> users(if I dare speak for more than myself)  needed to be heard .
> Thank You all for your time and patience 
> ~Dennis  
> one of these days I will have an internet connection faster than my
> computer

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