Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

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Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by sirdude » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:56 pm

Hi all,

This is my first post here, I really hope that you can help! I have ducked and googled, but could not find a solution to the problem I'm experiencing. I am not a super technical linux user, has to be said as well.

I strongly suspect that since I updated from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to 16.10 audacity won't start anymore. The icon flashes and then stops, and nothing happens. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling in the Software Centre, but no different result. Then I tried uninstalling, and then installing via the ubuntuhandbook PPA http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/tag/audacity/. Still the same result. When I try starting it from a terminal typing:
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audacity

and hitting enter it gives as only output:
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audacity: symbol lookup error: audacity: undefined symbol: PaAlsa_GetStreamInputCard


I don't know what it means. If you do, and could walk me through a solution, please enlighten me! :) And perhaps more people using Ubuntu 16.10 are struggling..

Cheers, sirdude
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Re: Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:50 pm

Have you self-compiled PortAudio or some application that uses it, or installed a new audio application since installing 16.10?

What does this return?
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ldd /usr/bin/audacity | grep portaudio

If it returns /usr/lib/ then I would report it to Ubuntu because it looks like a system problem.

Also if you updated to Ubuntu 16.10 over 16.04 this could be the reason. This isn't a reliable way of updating. Try installing 16.10 fresh.


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Re: Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by sirdude » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:35 am

Hi Gale,

Thanks for your reply! I updated the system to 17.04 a few days ago, and the error is still the same. I did install OpenFrameworks and Android libraries, but not sure if that was the reason it doesn't work. I just tried your suggested input, and got:
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libportaudio.so.2 => /usr/local/lib/libportaudio.so.2 (0x00007fd875d3f000)

Going from this, what would you say I should do?

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Re: Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:09 pm

An Audacity package installation in /usr/ should not be pointing to portaudio in usr/local/lib. That local portaudio seems to be the problem.

I assume you could mess up your optional applications if you interfere with the local portaudio, so try launching Audacity from the terminal thus:
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LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ audacity

If that works you can adjust the "Exec" line in your Audacity.desktop file (presumably in /usr/share/applications/ ) with that line so that you don't need to use the Terminal to launch Audacity.


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sirdude wrote:Hi Gale,

Thanks for your reply! I updated the system to 17.04 a few days ago, and the error is still the same. I did install OpenFrameworks and Android libraries, but not sure if that was the reason it doesn't work. I just tried your suggested input, and got:
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libportaudio.so.2 => /usr/local/lib/libportaudio.so.2 (0x00007fd875d3f000)

Going from this, what would you say I should do?

Best,
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Re: Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by sirdude » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:21 am

Hi Gale,
Thanks for the tip! When i type in the terminal:
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LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ audacity

Then it returns:
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ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for 4294967295, skipping unlock
JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for 4294967295, skipping unlock
Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2840
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
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ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2840
Expression 'stream->playback.pcm' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 4628
Expression 'stream->playback.pcm' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 4628

And it opens a workable Audacity! When i close Audacity it returns this:
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** (audacity:2897): CRITICAL **: os_bar_hide: assertion 'OS_IS_BAR (bar)' failed

(audacity:2897): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_hide: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed

** (audacity:2897): CRITICAL **: os_bar_set_parent: assertion 'OS_IS_BAR (bar)' failed


So basically the problem is solved, except for the Audacity.desktop file. I used sudo nano to change the exec line to:
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LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ audacity

But it then doesnt find the file anymore afterwards. I don't know what the exact syntax is for the exec line (tried looking up exec key and stuff, but it was of a bit too deep level for me to understand).
This is the audacity.desktop file content normally:
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Audacity
GenericName=Sound Editor
GenericName[ca]=Editor d'àudio
GenericName[de]=Audio-Editor
GenericName[fr]=Éditeur audio
GenericName[ru]=Редактор звуковых файлов
GenericName[uk]=Редактор звукових файлів
Comment=Record and edit audio files
Comment[ca]=Enregistreu i editeu els fitxers d'àudio
Comment[de]=Audio-Dateien aufnehmen und bearbeiten
Comment[fr]=Enregistrer et éditer des fichiers audio
Comment[ru]=Запись и редактирование звуковых файлов
Comment[uk]=Запис і редагування звукових файлів

Icon=audacity

Type=Application
Categories=AudioVideo;Audio;AudioVideoEditing;

Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 audacity %F
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
MimeType=application/x-audacity-project;audio/aac;audio/ac3;audio/mp4;audio/x-ms-wma;video/mpeg;audio/flac;audio/x-flac;audio/mpeg;audio/basic;audio/x-aiff;audio/x-wav;application/ogg;audio/x-vorbis+ogg;


I would be even more happy if you could give me advice on how to change the exec line :)
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:21 am

What do these commands give you?
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dpkg -s audacity

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apt-cache showpkg audacity

and same for the package libportaudio2
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Re: Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:15 pm

sirdude wrote:When i close Audacity it returns this:
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** (audacity:2897): CRITICAL **: os_bar_hide: assertion 'OS_IS_BAR (bar)' failed

(audacity:2897): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_hide: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed

** (audacity:2897): CRITICAL **: os_bar_set_parent: assertion 'OS_IS_BAR (bar)' failed

Yes, that is listed as a bug in the 2.1.3 Release Notes.

sirdude wrote:So basically the problem is solved, except for the Audacity.desktop file. I used sudo nano to change the exec line to:
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LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ audacity

But it then doesnt find the file anymore afterwards. I don't know what the exact syntax is for the exec line (tried looking up exec key and stuff, but it was of a bit too deep level for me to understand).

You need to add the path command, not replace the original text with it.

I would guess this would work:
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Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ audacity %F

If it doesn't, please ask on the Ubuntu forums.


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Re: Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by sirdude » Fri May 05, 2017 9:33 pm

Hi Gale and steve,

The exec line in the audacity.desktop file that you suggested works like a charm:
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Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ audacity %F

Thank you so much!

To also get back to you steve; the first command:
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[email protected]:~$ dpkg -s audacity
Package: audacity
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: sound
Installed-Size: 12804
Maintainer: Debian Multimedia Maintainers <[email protected]>
Architecture: amd64
Version: 2.1.3-0build1~ubuntu17.04
Depends: audacity-data (= 2.1.3-0build1~ubuntu17.04), libasound2 (>= 1.0.16), libavcodec57 (>= 7:3.2.4) | libavcodec-extra57 (>= 7:3.2.4), libavformat57 (>= 7:3.2.4), libavutil55 (>= 7:3.2.4), libc6 (>= 2.15), libexpat1 (>= 2.0.1), libflac++6v5 (>= 1.3.1), libflac8 (>= 1.3.0), libgcc1 (>= 1:3.0), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.12.0), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.24.0), libid3tag0 (>= 0.15.1b), liblilv-0-0 (>= 0.16.0~dfsg0), libmad0 (>= 0.15.1b-3), libmp3lame0, libogg0 (>= 1.0rc3), libportaudio2 (>= 19+svn20101113-2~), libportsmf0v5, libsndfile1 (>= 1.0.20), libsoundtouch1 (>= 1.9.2), libsoxr0 (>= 0.1.0), libstdc++6 (>= 5.2), libsuil-0-0 (>= 0.8.0~dfsg0), libtwolame0 (>= 0.3.6), libvamp-hostsdk3v5, libvorbis0a (>= 1.1.2), libvorbisenc2 (>= 1.1.2), libvorbisfile3 (>= 1.1.2), libwxbase3.0-0v5 (>= 3.0.2+dfsg), libwxgtk3.0-0v5 (>= 3.0.2+dfsg)
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Description: fast, cross-platform audio editor
 Audacity is a multi-track audio editor for Linux/Unix, MacOS and
 Windows.  It is designed for easy recording, playing and editing of
 digital audio.  Audacity features digital effects and spectrum
 analysis tools.  Editing is very fast and provides unlimited
 undo/redo.
 .
 Supported file formats include Ogg Vorbis, MP2, MP3, WAV, AIFF, and AU.
Homepage: http://audacityteam.org/


The second command:
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[email protected]:~$ apt-cache showpkg audacity
Package: audacity
Versions:
2.1.3-0build1~ubuntu17.04 (/var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_ubuntuhandbook1_audacity_ubuntu_dists_zesty_main_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/dpkg/status)
 Description Language:
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                  MD5: f3049c5343ef448931624eb10a0c6627
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 Description Language:
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2.1.2-2 (/var/lib/apt/lists/nl.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_zesty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages)
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                 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_ubuntuhandbook1_audacity_ubuntu_dists_zesty_main_binary-amd64_Packages
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                 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/ppa.launchpad.net_ubuntuhandbook1_audacity_ubuntu_dists_zesty_main_binary-i386_Packages
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Reverse Depends:
  audacity-data,audacity
  audacity:i386,audacity
  audacity-data,audacity
  audacity:i386,audacity
  ubuntustudio-video,audacity
  ubuntustudio-audio,audacity
  tucnak,audacity
  multimedia-recording,audacity
  multimedia-mixing,audacity
  multimedia-audio-utilities,audacity
  games-content-dev,audacity
  forensics-extra-gui,audacity
Dependencies:
2.1.3-0build1~ubuntu17.04 - audacity-data (5 2.1.3-0build1~ubuntu17.04) libasound2 (2 1.0.16) libavcodec57 (18 7:3.2.4) libavcodec-extra57 (2 7:3.2.4) libavformat57 (2 7:3.2.4) libavutil55 (2 7:3.2.4) libc6 (2 2.15) libexpat1 (2 2.0.1) libflac++6v5 (2 1.3.1) libflac8 (2 1.3.0) libgcc1 (2 1:3.0) libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (2 2.22.0) libglib2.0-0 (2 2.12.0) libgtk2.0-0 (2 2.24.0) libid3tag0 (2 0.15.1b) liblilv-0-0 (2 0.16.0~dfsg0) libmad0 (2 0.15.1b-3) libmp3lame0 (0 (null)) libogg0 (2 1.0rc3) libportaudio2 (2 19+svn20101113-2~) libportsmf0v5 (0 (null)) libsndfile1 (2 1.0.20) libsoundtouch1 (2 1.9.2) libsoxr0 (2 0.1.0) libstdc++6 (2 5.2) libsuil-0-0 (2 0.8.0~dfsg0) libtwolame0 (2 0.3.6) libvamp-hostsdk3v5 (0 (null)) libvorbis0a (2 1.1.2) libvorbisenc2 (2 1.1.2) libvorbisfile3 (2 1.1.2) libwxbase3.0-0v5 (2 3.0.2+dfsg) libwxgtk3.0-0v5 (2 3.0.2+dfsg) ladspa-plugin (0 (null)) audacity:i386 (32 (null))
2.1.2-2 - audacity-data (5 2.1.2-2) libasound2 (2 1.0.16) libavcodec57 (18 7:3.2) libavcodec-extra57 (2 7:3.2) libavformat57 (2 7:3.2) libavutil55 (2 7:3.2) libc6 (2 2.15) libexpat1 (2 2.0.1) libflac++6v5 (2 1.3.1) libflac8 (2 1.3.0) libgcc1 (2 1:3.0) libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (2 2.22.0) libglib2.0-0 (2 2.12.0) libgtk2.0-0 (2 2.24.0) libid3tag0 (2 0.15.1b) liblilv-0-0 (2 0.16.0~dfsg0) libmad0 (2 0.15.1b-3) libmp3lame0 (0 (null)) libogg0 (2 1.0rc3) libportaudio2 (2 19+svn20101113-2~) libportsmf0v5 (0 (null)) libsbsms10 (0 (null)) libsndfile1 (2 1.0.20) libsoundtouch1 (2 1.9.2) libsoxr0 (2 0.1.0) libstdc++6 (2 5.2) libsuil-0-0 (2 0.8.0~dfsg0) libtwolame0 (2 0.3.6) libvamp-hostsdk3v5 (0 (null)) libvorbis0a (2 1.1.2) libvorbisenc2 (2 1.1.2) libvorbisfile3 (2 1.1.2) libwxbase3.0-0v5 (2 3.0.2+dfsg) libwxgtk3.0-0v5 (2 3.0.2+dfsg) ladspa-plugin (0 (null)) audacity:i386 (32 (null))
Provides:
2.1.3-0build1~ubuntu17.04 -
2.1.2-2 -
Reverse Provides:


First for libportaudio2:
Code: Select all
[email protected]:~$ dpkg -s libportaudio2
Package: libportaudio2
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: libs
Installed-Size: 210
Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers <[email protected]>
Architecture: amd64
Multi-Arch: same
Source: portaudio19
Version: 19.6.0-1
Depends: libasound2 (>= 1.0.16), libc6 (>= 2.15), libjack-jackd2-0 (>= 1.9.10+20150825) | libjack-0.125
Description: Portable audio I/O - shared library
 PortAudio is a portable audio I/O library designed for cross-platform
 support of audio. It uses a callback mechanism to request audio
 processing.  Audio can be generated in various formats, including 32
 bit floating point, and will be converted to the native format
 internally.
 .
 This package contains the shared library.
Original-Maintainer: Debian VoIP Team <[email protected]>
Homepage: http://www.portaudio.com/


Second for libportaudio2:
Code: Select all
[email protected]:~$ apt-cache showpkg libportaudio2
Package: libportaudio2
Versions:
19.6.0-1 (/var/lib/apt/lists/nl.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_zesty_universe_binary-amd64_Packages) (/var/lib/dpkg/status)
 Description Language:
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                 File: /var/lib/apt/lists/nl.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_zesty_universe_i18n_Translation-en
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Reverse Depends:
  portaudio19-dev,libportaudio2 19.6.0-1
  audacity,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113-2~
  libportaudio2:i386,libportaudio2 19.6.0-1
  libportaudio2:i386,libportaudio2 19.6.0-1
  wsjtx,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  wsjt,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  wordwarvi,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  wireshark-gtk,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  transcend,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  squeezelite-pa,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  sonic-visualiser,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  roger-router-cli,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  roaraudio,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  quisk,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  python3-pyo,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  python3-pyaudio,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  python-pyo,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  python-pyaudio,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  puredata-core,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  audacity,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113-2~
  performous,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  paulstretch,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  openmpt123,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  octave,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  musescore,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  mpg123,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  mixxx,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  mame,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  lmms,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  lirc,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  liquidsoap-plugin-portaudio,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  libportaudiocpp0,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  libportaudio-ocaml,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  libpjmedia-audiodev2,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  libopenal1,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  libguvcview-2.0-2,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  libgnuradio-audio3.7.10,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  libespeak1,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  libcsound64-6.0,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  hydrogen,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  hatari,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  glob2,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  freemat,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  freedv,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  fldigi,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  espeakedit,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  dolphin-emu,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  denemo,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  cultivation,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  crrcsim,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  abx,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
  asterisk-modules,libportaudio2 19+svn20101113
Dependencies:
19.6.0-1 - libasound2 (2 1.0.16) libc6 (2 2.15) libjack-jackd2-0 (18 1.9.10+20150825) libjack-0.125 (0 (null)) libportaudio2:i386 (35 19.6.0-1) libportaudio2:i386 (38 19.6.0-1)
Provides:
19.6.0-1 -
Reverse Provides:


Please do tell me if you find anything that could be of interest to me in there, because my audio when using the plug (ALSA) is not in very good shape. But perhaps that is something for the regular Ubuntu forum. :)

Thanks again for the support!

Cheers, sirdude
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Re: Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by sirdude » Mon May 08, 2017 8:48 pm

Hi Gale (and others),

See my former post about the problem now being solved. There is however one thing I would like to add for your information. The first thing Gale asked me on this thread came to mind, and at the time it did not seem to be a direct cause to the problem, so I did not mention it. But now I'm adding just for the complete picture. Gale asked me this:
Have you self-compiled PortAudio or some application that uses it, or installed a new audio application since installing 16.10?

I answered that I had installed OpenFrameworks and some libraries. What I didn't mention was that I had/have been working with PureData (visual programming language and IDE for sound).

So, just for completion. Perhaps it is useful in the future (who could possibly into the same problem when having PureData installed).

Cheers, sirdude
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Re: Audacity won't start (Ubuntu 16.10) error

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue May 09, 2017 7:49 am

Thanks for the feedback.
I don't see anything obviously wrong from the information that you have posted, so although we can see what was going wrong, it's a mystery to me 'why' it was going wrong. Anyhow, glad that you have a usable workaround.
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