No audio on F11 and pulseaudio questions

stan goedigi89__e at
Thu Jun 11 20:11:15 UTC 2009

Chris wrote:
> Installed F11 yesterday. Generally very impressed but I've got no
> sound. I'm using an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card and there's a bug
> report which matches the symptoms I'm experiencing here:
> In the comments, the reporter mentions that sound works when he stops
> pulseaudio and runs through alsa. I'm struggling to do the same since
> pulseaudio always restarts itself. I've tried "pulseaudio -k" and
> "kill <pulse's PID>" but it always respawns. I had a look in
> /etc/event.d to see if it's started in there and is set to respawn but
> there's nothing there.
> Any ideas on how I can kill pulse? I'd also ask if anyone's got ideas
> about how to fix the lack of sound, but it looks like a bug that
> others are also experiencing.
In /etc/alsa the default device for alsa is set to pulseaudio.  If you 
move the file that does that you will get the default alsa device which 
is the first sound card on your system.  Then if you kill pulseaudio, it 
won't respawn.

Warning, this is effectively disabling pulseaudio so you won't get any 
of its effects even though it is installed.  Could be side effects, 
though I haven't really noticed any.

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