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I've experienced many problems with pulseaudio one of which my bluetooth headphone never works properly after it wakes from the idle mode if there are no sounds for a while. I even tried to go to

/etc/pulse/

and comment out the line

load-module module-suspend-on-idle

in the file named default.pa as suggested by someone here.

But even though this partially fixed my headphone issue, I got microphone issues instead.

Is there an alternative to pulseaudio? If yes, how to install and use it?

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Instead of uninstalling PulseAudio as suggested by Pabi you should disable autospawning by editing /etc/pulse/client.conf and replacing:

; autospawn = yes

with

autospawn = no

After that either reboot your machine or run pulseaudio -k, then and continue configuring ALSA.

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  • I already uninstalled PulseAudio, but I reinstalled it right now using sudo apt-get install pulseaudio. Hopefully, this is still a valid answer! I'm gonna try that! – Kareem Jul 2 '14 at 13:21
  • By the way, autospawn = no without the prefixing semicolon, right? – Kareem Jul 2 '14 at 13:22
  • @KareemMesbah Correct, you need to "uncomment" the line so that it will be read as part of the configuration, which will stop the service from spawning pulseaudio processes. – LiveWireBT Jul 2 '14 at 13:29
  • What about the sound tray? After uninstalling PulseAudio at first, it's gone! And now even though I re-installed it, it's still missing! – Kareem Jul 2 '14 at 13:30
  • The Sound Menu (aka indicator-sound) depends on PulseAudio (and should be reappearing once PulseAudio is running), you have to find another application or indicator that does not depend on PulseAudio. I'm sorry, I cannot help you out with that. – LiveWireBT Jul 2 '14 at 16:18

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