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  1. #1
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    Problem uninstalling pulseaudio.

    I am using ubuntu 12.04. I do not use pulse audio but keep getting update notofications. To stop these I decided to uninstall pulseaudio and used the command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio
    and planned to use command
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    after that. After the first command, the response was:
    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
      libpulse0
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      indicator-sound libcanberra-pulse pulseaudio pulseaudio-esound-compat pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pulseaudio-module-gconf
      pulseaudio-module-x11 ubuntu-desktop
    The following packages will be upgraded:
      libpulse0
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 8 to remove and 42 not upgraded.
    Need to get 279 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 4,537 kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
    My response was 'Y' and the result was:
    Code:
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main libpulse0 i386 1:1.1-0ubuntu15.2
      Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'
    Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/pulseaudio/libpulse0_1.1-0ubuntu15.2_i386.deb  Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'
    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
    I admit at that time internet was disconnected but I never imagined that in order to remove a program, I needed to be connected to internet. My doubt is, is it compulsory to stay connected to internet to uninstall pulseaudio?

  2. #2
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    Re: Problem uninstalling pulseaudio.

    Look closer at what is being upgraded.

    I sure hope you know what you are doing. Removing the sound system will usually leave you without any sound. If this is not what you want to do, then leave Pulseaudio on your system.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Problem uninstalling pulseaudio.

    APT always expects an internet connection.

    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 8 to remove and 42 not upgraded.
    I think you should run the upgrades before removing anything.

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    Re: Problem uninstalling pulseaudio.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    Removing the sound system will usually leave you without any sound. If this is not what you want to do, then leave Pulseaudio on your system.
    You will still have sound after removing Pulseaudio, ALSA works fine.

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