I’m using my Opensuse also for producing music. Ardour is my program of choice at the moment. Since it requires jack I use to turn off pulseaudio before.
It always worked pretty well that way. I only executed
sudo setup-pulseaudio --disable
and pulseaudio went to sleep. Then I started jack via QjackCtl and everything was fine.
But after the last Online Update with Yast things are not the same. At first pulse didn’t start up at all. I tried a little and finally it worked again after changing the version of the pulseaudio package from 11.1.lp150.4.1-x86_64 (from openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Oss with priority 99 and vendor openSUSE) to 12.2-lp150.11.2-x86_64 (from multimedia:libs with priority 99 and vendor obs://build.opensuse.org/multimedia)
So pulse was working again.
But now I am no more able to turn it off. The above command still gives the same output (at least i guess so. Maybe there used to be a line containing the terms “disabling” and “autospawn”, which are not there anymore). But it doesn’t have the same effect. Pulse is still on.
pulseaudio --kill seems to give pulse a little pause. But after one second it’s back again.
I edited /etc/pulse/client.conf and set “; autospawn = yes” to “autospawn = no” (yes, I also removed the semicolon) but it always spawns back again as soon as I kill it.
What can I do? Please help me.