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#1 2021-07-10 15:49:37

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 850  

[SOLVED] Getting rid of Pulseaudio

Hello:

I have been wanting to get rid of Pulseaudio for a while but have not paid much attention to it till now.
I didn't install it and my guess was that it was not part of my Devuan Beowulf installation.

So I checked with aptitude:

groucho@devuan:~$ aptitude why pulseaudio
i   xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin Recommends pulseaudio
groucho@devuan:~$ 

So it seems that by simply installing a volume control for the Xfce panel, I got Pulseaudio as an added bonus, so to speak.

I tried apt to see what a purge would drag along with it:

groucho@devuan:~$ sudo apt purge pulseaudio  --dry-run
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libpulsedsp pulseaudio-utils rtkit
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  pulseaudio*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Purg pulseaudio [12.2-4+deb10u1]
groucho@devuan:~$ 

I see that xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin does not get removed but I'm not at all confident that it will still work.
ie: the name says it all.

The panel volume control/mixer is something I use a lot but it does not have to be this one.

Any suggestions/recommendations with respect to this?

Thanks in advance,

Best,

A.

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#2 2021-07-10 18:12:11

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] Getting rid of Pulseaudio

Altoid wrote:

Any suggestions/recommendations with respect to this?

Try

# aptitude purge pulseaudio{,-utils} # aptitude will auto-autoremove
# apt install volumeicon-alsa
$ echo 'volumeicon &' >> ~/.xsessionrc # see https://wiki.debian.org/Xsession#User_configuration

Then remove the PA plugin from the panel and add a systray for volumeicon (if you don't already have one).


antifa ftw!

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#3 2021-07-10 20:24:49

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
Posts: 850  

Re: [SOLVED] Getting rid of Pulseaudio

Hello:

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Try ...

Done.
Works as expected.

Thanks a lot for your input.

Best,

A.

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