How to Properly Replace Pulseaudio with ALSA on Crunchbang Linux and Debian Squeeze

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to remove Pulseaudio and the related packages and install the Alsa Sound drivers on Debian Squeeze and Crunchbag Linux.’s start:

First, kill pulseaudio:

$ sudo killall pulseaudio

Remove all pulseaudio packages:

$ sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio libpulse-browse0 paman pavumeter pavucontrol

Get rid of the /etc/asound.conf file. I have renamed it, in case I want to install Pulseaudio once again and reuse it:

$ sudo mv /etc/asound.conf /etc/asound.conf.bak

Delete the pulseaudio directories from the user’s home:

$ rm ~/.pulse-cookie
$ rm -r ~/.pulse

Install ALSA:

$ sudo apt-get install alsa-base alsa-tools alsa-tools-gui alsa-utils alsa-oss alsamixergui libalsaplayer0

This is everything. Enjoy.

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