Mint17 Cinnamon - How can I replace Pulse Audio with ALSA?

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Mint17 Cinnamon - How can I replace Pulse Audio with ALSA?

Postby BrunoMiranda on Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:55 pm

Hi folks!

Although Pulse Audio is working fine, I'd like to purge it and replace it with ALSA. The thing is that if I try to uninstall Pulse Audio, apt tells me that Cinnamon will be uninstalled too!

sudo apt purge pulseaudio*

The following packages will be uninstalled:
cinnamon* cinnamon-bluetooth* cinnamon-control-center* cinnamon-screensaver*
gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio* gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio* libcanberra-pulse* nemo*
nemo-fileroller* nemo-share* pulseaudio* pulseaudio-module-bluetooth*
pulseaudio-module-x11* pulseaudio-utils*


Of course the Cinnamon desktop and Nemo are basic needed features... So I is there a way I can purge Pulse Audio and replace it with ALSA without breaking the system?
Thanks!
Bye for now,
Bruno


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Re: Mint17 Cinnamon - How can I replace Pulse Audio with ALS

Postby crossroads on Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:44 pm

Hello,
Follow this link. It may help. viewtopic.php?f=42&t=70675

Granted it is dated to Mint 10, (May work with earlier or later versions, not tested.)

Not sure why you can't have Pulse Audio + ALSA. Just run ALSA on the front end. From http://askubuntu.com/questions/157931/u ... -with-alsa




This seems to work, though you must understand that it isn't replacing pulseaudio with alsa but just removing pulseaudio(the front-end).

sudo apt-get autoremove pulseaudio

However alsa still needs a graphical user interface for you to easily communicate with it say goodbye to the easy integrated indicator that Ubuntu comes with

sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer
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Re: Mint17 Cinnamon - How can I replace Pulse Audio with ALS

Postby Flemur on Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:09 pm

Edit: The easiest & safest thing would probably be to not have pulseaudio start at boot - see the 'startup manager' or whatever it's called. You might have reconfigure alsa afterwards, or change the audio settings on your audio apps. (You don't really 'replace' pulse with alsa; pulse uses alsa, and without pulse the apps talk to alsa directly, w/o going thru pulse).
FWIW, I've done what you're describing a couple of times, but could uninstall pulseaudio without problems...and I also end up reinstalling it. (pulse lets you play more than one sound at a time, and it's easy to do 'record what I hear').

sudo apt purge pulseaudio*
The following packages will be uninstalled:
cinnamon* cinnamon-bluetooth* cinnamon-control-center* cinnamon-screensaver* ...


That's kinda bogus.

Try
$ sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio
(not purge, no '*')
Or, in synaptic, try unmarking the things you want to keep.
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Re: Mint17 Cinnamon - How can I replace Pulse Audio with ALS

Postby BrunoMiranda on Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:47 am

Hey Flemur, thanks for your kind help!

Try
$ sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio
(not purge, no '*')
Or, in synaptic, try unmarking the things you want to keep.



It still wants to remove:

cinnamon cinnamon-bluetooth cinnamon-control-center cinnamon-screensaver
libcanberra-pulse nemo nemo-fileroller nemo-share pulseaudio
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pulseaudio-module-x11


Yes, it seems to be bogus, yes...


Ah well, I guess I can always keep Pulseaudio, it's working fine and this is not critical at all.
I just thought other people would want to do this too and we might help out.
Bye for now,
Bruno


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