Safe to uninstall pulseaudio?

Hi, its me again with noob-ish questions :smiley:
FIrst of all, have to say that i installed EOS using offline installer and xfce desktop, AFAIK it has installed pulseaudio and pipewire
today, i decided to install noisetorch and pulseeffects, for using these i need to install pipewire-pulse which is in conflict with pulseaudio. so i have this question, is it safe to hit Y in installing (removing pulseaudio and installing pipewire-pulse) ?
sry for the eng

It should bei safe, see here e.g…

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All I can say is that I did it, and I’m still alive.


removed pulseaudio-jack pulseaudio-bluetooth pulseaudio-alsa first, and then the pulseaudio itself, everything working as intended (except the thing that before, i had two separate volumes, 0 for speaker and 100 for headset but its the same for all outputs)
thank you for your replies!

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Pacman warned me that pulseaudio and pipewire were in conflict and asked if I wanted to remove pipewire. I clicked “y” and later that day the Colonial pipeline went down. Just sayin…


has arch moved over to pipewire? Kind of interested on how it works with Qjack…

just an update to my journey
my headset is “razer kraken X” and i installed piprewire for extra customizing and noise canceling but seems like it had negative impact, reinstalled pulseaudio

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pipewire-pulse is:

Low-latency audio/video router and processor - PulseAudio replacement

same here try pipewire and fall pack to pulse