Removing pulseaudio to avoide having to do the 9.10 to 9.04 upgrade; )

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Jan 29 14:07:20 UTC 2010

On 29 January 2010 13:39, Ben Edwards <list4me2 at> wrote:
> OK, so ive been fighting with sound on various Ubuntu 9.10 boxes (and
> so have people I know) and someone mentioned if pulseaudio is removed
> it is possible to get sound working.  I even ended up buying a small
> USB dongle style soundcard and this only solves the problem on some
> boxes.
> So is there a decent howto on removing pulseaudio for 9.10, ive done
> some googling and come up with various ideas but would like a tried
> and tested solution specifically for Ununtu 9.10.

I had no sound on 9.10 and solved it by removing pulseaudio by
sudo apt-get remove --purge pulseaudio
and installing gamix
sudo apt-get install gamix

I found I then had to open the mixer to get sound working, but only
had to do this once.
It is a fairly low risk operation I believe.  It seems that pulseaudio
can be installed again if required.  (I had it in and out several
times trying to analyse what was going on).


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