Re: how to get rid of pulseaudio gracefully
Harry Putnam <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Running wheezy - kde plasma desktop
>I want to get rid of pulseaudio. I almost never even use sound in
>linux and I see it always chugging away at 5-8 % cpu. That seems a
>bit extreme some how.
>But anyway I don't need it.
>aptitude remove pulseaudio
>Offers what appear to be pretty ridiculous solutions.
>Things like uninstalling gnome-core. Isn't that a bit dramatic just
>to get rid of pulseaudio?
> Remove the following packages
> 1) gnome-accessibility
> 2) gnome-core
> 3) libcanberra-pulse
> 4) pulseaudio-esound-compat
> 5) pulseaudio-module-x11
> 6) task-gnome-desktop
2 and 6 are merely meta packages; 1 contains some accessibility stuff
I don’t completely understand and 3-5 depend upon pulseaudio and
appear to be some libraries. I therefore see no problem with pursuing
this solution :)
> Leave the following dependencies unresolved:
> 7) gnome-settings-daemon recommends pulseaudio
> 8) speech-dispatcher recommends pulseaudio
> 9) task-desktop recommends task-gnome-desktop | task-kde-desktop | task-lxde
Recommends are not depends.
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