how to disable pulseaudio

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Dec 17 03:41:11 UTC 2008

On 12/16/2008 07:17 PM, H.S. wrote:

> Just wanted to know if somebody knows how to disable pulseaudio in Hardy.
> I have so far set all options in Preferences->Sound to use Alsa. I have
> uninstalled some packages regarding pulse audio and also remove
> /etc/asound.conf that I used to set pulseaudio to default. I now have
> only the following packages remaining regarding pulseaudio:
> gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio libpulse-browse0 libpulse-mainloop-glib0
> libpulse0 libpulsecore5 pulseaudio pulseaudio-esound-compat pulseaudio-utils
> But I still see a pulse audio process when a user is logged in:
>  $ ps uax | grep pulse
> hs       6192  0.0  1.0  26976  4876 ?        S<l  21:17   0:04
> /usr/bin/pulseaudio --log-target=syslog
> So, what do I need to really disable pulseaudio. Preferably the option
> should not involve uninstalling pulseaudio package (moreover, if I try
> to remove pulseaudio in Hardy, it also wants to remove other desktop
> packages).
> Thanks.

I was just trying to figure out similar as Adacity doesn't work with
pulseaudio. Found these for 'suspending' PA:

But I'm at the point where I'm just going to uninstall it on a hardy
test machine to see what the effects are. Uninstalling ubuntu-desktop in
the process doesn't bother me much... I just have to remember to
reinstall before any major upgrade. I'll post back if it blows anything up.

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