View Full Version : [ubuntu] Removed pulsaudio to install esound -> gnome-volume-control won start

January 11th, 2010, 10:30 AM
I was having problems with ubuntu's overall speed so i decided to look for optimization threads here and i've found this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1152095). From there i've followed the link to How to Remove Pulse Audio Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) (http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-remove-pulse-audio-ubuntu-810-intrepid-ibex.html) and decided to give it a try even though it's for 8.10... which obviously was a mistake. I guess you could say i've successfully uninstalled pulseaudio in order to install esound, now everything works faster but i can't seem to open gnome-volume-control (waiting for the sound system to respond)

$ gnome-volume-control

** (gnome-volume-control:6114): WARNING **: Connection failed, reconnecting...

** (gnome-volume-control:6114): WARNING **: Connection failed, reconnecting...

So i guess i should change some line in some file that thinks i'm still using pulseaudio. Would you tell me how to do that?

January 11th, 2010, 10:59 AM
If you're using Karmic/9.10, use this PPA: https://launchpad.net/~dtl131/+archive/ppa (Lucid versions coming soon)
You want the gnome packages from it. Don't install the (lib)canberra stuff or the portaudio packages, as they're intended for OSS4 users.