how to disable pulseaudio

H.S. hs.samix at
Wed Dec 17 05:35:27 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:

> 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
> GNU/Linux
> 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).

So removing pulseaudio did remove ubuntu-desktop, correct? If yes, looks
like nothing really broke. Also, does reinstalling ubuntu-desktop bring
back pulseaudio later?

Thanks for your feedback.


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