Fedora and pulse audio removal
The steps I followed were: -1- Rename (add "-orig") to cripple: /etc/pulse
/etc/pulse/default.pa /root/pulse-cookie /home/<user name>/.pulse-cookie
-2- Run rpm -qa | grep "pulse" and rpm -qa | grep "pa" to find the stuff loaded for pulse audio. Remove it via yum ("yum remove xxx"), one item below per run:
pulseaudio alsa-plugins-pulseaudio pavucontrol pulseaudio-utils gstreamer-plugins-pulse pulseaudio-core-libs akode-pulseaudio
This leaves: libflashsupport
To remove these would take too many other dependencies.
IIRC, there were subsequent notes on several sites that removing only alsa-plugins-pulseaudio was enough. I'm not certain that "I recall correctly" and even if I do, it might not be enough for Fedora 9. But I'd probably try that first to see if it (alone) works. Besides, since you'll eventually need to do it, there's no harm.