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Month: August 2018

pulseaudio conflicts with my TDE

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2018 21:21:32 -0700
Has anybody else had this problem? On reboots I started getting an error 
message in the startup shell (never getting to the login screen): 

"Failed to create secure directory


I searched the forums, tried various solutions, and eventually just purged 
everything possible that I could find connected to pulse. (I always preferred 
ALSA, anyway.) Some Trinity packages seem to depend on pulse or pulse 
libraries, though, so I wonder if it's possible to get rid of everything 
pulse without breaking my system. 

On a side note, I have similar problems with VLC. I cannot actually *use* it, 
as it crashes every time. I have made do with smplayer, which is okay, I 
guess, but I still miss the old VLC. When I try to uninstall or purge VLC, 
however, I find that it would also uninstall practically all my KDE and TDE 

I don't know if the two are related, but if I am not using them, or they cause 
problems, then I'd like to get rid of them completely. 

All help or observations are welcome.