This guide was written at the time of Gnome 2, and before the release of Gnome 3, MATE and Cinnamon.
- There is no reason to remove PulseAudio unless you are having some issues with it.
- This how to is only for LMDE users (tested with both 32 bit and 64 bit versions).
- Mint 10 users: Please refer to this guide. (The issue with volume control applet is resolved now.)
Completely remove PulseAudio & replace it with ALSA (LMDE):
A. Menu > Preferences > Startup Applications > uncheck "PulseAudio Sound System", PulseAudio Sound System KDE Routing Policy" and "Volume Control"
B. Menu > Administration > Services > uncheck "pulseaudio"
C. Remove pulseaudio, related packages and configuration files
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killall pulseaudio sudo killall pulseaudio sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio libpulse-browse0 paman pavumeter pavucontrol sudo mv /etc/asound.conf /etc/asound.conf-bak rm ~/.pulse-cookie rm -r ~/.pulse
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sudo apt-get install libalsaplayer0
F. Right click Panel, select "Add to Panel" and add "Volume Control" to Panel
Here are some reasons why you might want to remove PulseAudio:
...this fix has made all of my sound issues disappear. Even running World of Warcraft in wine has less sound issues now for me.
...It solved the audio lag I had in veetle. Pulse gives fits for a lot of people.
...I removed pulseaudio and got rid of three annoying problems:
1) sound settings reset at boot even having alsactl restore at startup applications
2) mic working randomly
3) first call in Skype was always garbled
Suggestions are welcome!...Just what I needed to know. Got pSX working properly now.