[LAU] Getting rid of PulseAudio issues, while PA isn't installed

James Morris jwm.art.net at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 10:36:36 UTC 2011

On 10 June 2011 11:07, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> for my Debian there's no PA installed, but anyway, when I run jackd and
> try to get sound for a Youtube video, there's no sound. I need to stop
> jackd and then I can hear the sound of the video.
> Some time ago somebody wrote that it should be easy to get rid of PA,
> while I claimed, that it's hard to do.
> Yes, getting rid of PA, while it's still impossible to use non-jack
> applications is easy. Yes, for the browser there might be flash with
> jackd support, but I would like to have a good old Linux, where I don't
> need to take care about this Pulseaudio configurations.
> Is it possible to get rid of any PA issues?
> Regards,
> Ralf

As Oon-Ee Ng mentions, it's a jack issue.

The most basic method which works for me, is creating ~/.asoundrc with
the following contents:


pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave { pcm "jack" }

pcm.jack {
    type jack
    playback_ports {
        0 alsa_pcm:playback_1
        1 alsa_pcm:playback_2
    capture_ports {
        0 alsa_pcm:capture_1
        1 alsa_pcm:capture_2

ctl.mixer0 {
    type hw
    card 0


others might have other methods which might be better or not.

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