Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Thu Oct 26 11:47:36 EDT 2017

It's possible to pin pulseaudio so it never returns and you will of 
course have alsa only issues with which to deal afterwards.

On Thu, 26 Oct 2017, Kirk Reiser wrote:

> Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:24:47
> From: Kirk Reiser <kirk at>
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> Hey Craig: The only time I see that behaviour is when pulseaudio is running 
> and it gets in the way of multiple audio streams. To check if that's the case 
> you can:
> ps aux | grep pulse
> And kill it off it pulseaudio is running. You should also check to see
> if there is a pulseaudio.conf or something like that in
> /usr/share/alsa/ and remove it which will prevent alsa from restarting
> it.
> That's my only suggestion. You can try removing the pulseaudio package
> but it is a dependency for a lot of other packages so will probably be
> reinstalled on future apt upgrades.
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2017, Craig Martin wrote:
>>  Hi, guys,
>>  I have a weird thing going on.  When I start M player, it runs through
>>  the file o.k, but nothing comes out of the speakers, and all my speech
>>  goes away in my text consoles.
>>  I'm running Wheezy Debian Seven sixty-four-bit.  What say you?
>>  Craig Martin
>>  ky0o at
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