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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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 -r ~/.pulse
D. Install libalsaplayer0 package
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sudo apt-get install libalsaplayer0
E. Restart your computer
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
...Just what I needed to know. Got pSX working properly now.
Suggestions are welcome!