Forging a new path.

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Tue Apr 14 01:49:47 BST 2009

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 04:32:34AM EST, Gustin Johnson wrote:
> I also disable pulse (sudo update-rc.d -f pulseaudio remove).  On my
> system removing it completely (via one of the apt utilities) caused some
> dependency issues, meaning that this could be a complicated problem.
> Having said that I am not a fan of pulse, and was a little dismayed that
> it was the solution to the perceived audio problems under Linux.

This will not prevent pulseaudio from starting at all, unless you have pulseaudio configured to start as a system service. By default, pulseaudio runs in a user's GNOME log-in session, or if they have the pulseaudio package installed, and use an alsa application which will auto-spawn pulseaudio via its alsa plugin. The easiest way to remove pulseaudio entirely is "sudo apt-get --purge remove pulseaudio"

As for pulseaudio/jack interractino, the pulse and jack devs have agreed on a mechanism to allow pulse to suspend hardware access to sound cards to allow jack to function. I hope we can get this set up and working well for karmic.


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