how to disable pulseaudio

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Dec 17 05:10:43 UTC 2008

On 12/16/2008 07:48 PM, H.S. wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> 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.
> Thanks, much appreciated.

Hardy (not tested w/Intrepid yet)
~$ uname -a
Linux gg2xp 2.6.24-23-generic #1 SMP Thu Nov 27 18:44:42 UTC 2008 i686

Note: the -23 is a 'proposed' kernel - I also tested with -22 with the
same results.

sudo apt-get remove --purge pulseaudio

Rebooted & have checked the following so far - all working just fine now:

- Rythmbox
- Audacity
- Amorok
- DVD - Played the Matrix (Movie Player/Totem, SMplayer, Mplayer, VLC)
- System|Preferences|Sound - all tests work.

I changed nothing else - sound device is set on Intel ICH5 (Alsa mixer).
I've also not tested anything beyond the above, so your results may differ.

So, I'd say "have at it"! You can of course reinstall PA (PitA? :-) if
you need to + don't forget to do a 'sudo apt-get install--reinstall
ubuntu-desktop' just before you do any major upgrade(s).

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