prevent-pulseaudio - Axel's metapackage to prevent the installation of PulseAudio

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository WTF i386
Package filename prevent-pulseaudio_51_all.deb
Package name prevent-pulseaudio
Package version 51
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category metapackages
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Thorsten Glaser <>
Download size 7.22 KB
Installed size 48.00 KB
This metapackage ensures that PulseAudio is not installed on your
computer. PulseAudio is a bloaty and unnecessary abstraction layer
on top of ALSA which messes around with your default sound card
settings, mixer settings, etc. It abstracts away the different
volume controls for headsets, speakers, PCM, etc. into one single
volume control. If you prefer to be able to control them separately,
or if you are a professional musician, or if you’re having any sort
of sound troubles with it installed, avoid PulseAudio.


Package Version Architecture Repository
prevent-pulseaudio_51_all.deb 51 all WTF
prevent-pulseaudio - - -


Name Value
libasound2-plugins -
pulseaudio -


Type URL
Binary Package prevent-pulseaudio_51_all.deb
Source Package mirabilos-support

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb wheezy wtf
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install GPG key of the repository:
    # sudo apt-get install ca-bundle apt-transport-https wtf-debian-keyring
  4. Install prevent-pulseaudio deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install prevent-pulseaudio

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