On Friday 23 Dec 2011 11:45:23 Ralf Madorf wrote:
I'll use jack, no desktop sound, no Skype etc., just pro and consumer multimedia apps, flashplayer. There hopefully is a way to fake that PA is installed.
I have no idea if this will work for you but try this:
1) Create an empty directory. 2) Create a file named PKGBUILD inside that directory, with the following content:
pkgname=pulseaudio-dummy pkgver=1.0 pkgrel=1 pkgdesc="A dummy packages that pretends to provide pulseaudio." arch=('any') url="" license=('BSD') provides=('pulseaudio') conflicts=('pulseaudio') source=()
3) At the command-line, in that directory, type:
# makepkg # pacman -U *.pkg.*
(You may need to use "sudo" for that last command, or switch to root first using "su -".)
This should install a package named "pulseaudio-dummy", which contains absolutely nothing, but claims that it satisfies the dependency "pulseaudio". This *might* fix your problem, but it might also cause GNOME to crash. I don't use GNOME, and I don't know enough about its dependency on pulseaudio to be certain what will happen.
I hope this helps, Paul