Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

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Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by dracconi » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:38 am

I'm facing this issue since fresh install off ubuntu. My mic work well everywhere (and headphones, speakers too), but not on audacity. (picrel)
http://i.imgur.com/xQTgkA8.png

And devices list...
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Default recording device number: -1
Default playback device number: -1
No devices found


My audacity version is 2.1.2. It will be good if this can be fixed.
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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:55 am

dracconi wrote:My mic work well everywhere (and headphones, speakers too),

What mic / headphones / speakers do you have and how are they attached to the computer?

Have you tried rebooting the computer?
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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by dracconi » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:19 am

I'm using Samson Go Mic for USB and Audio Jack headphones. On Ubuntu 14.04 and windows worked fine.
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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:38 pm

Have you installed PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol)? Sometimes that helps.

Is some application or service taking exclusive control of the built-in sound card? If so then PulseAudio won't get access and Audacity won't see any devices through ALSA either.

Did you connect the USB mic before launching Audacity? Otherwise you have to use Transport > Rescan Audio Devices.

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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by dracconi » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:53 pm

After installing pavucontrol nothing changed, same results. (do i have reboot?)
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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by dracconi » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:59 pm

Nothing changed... It gives me error when i want to record
Error while opening sound device. Please check the recording device settings and the project sample rate.
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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:38 pm

Open PulseAudio Volume Control and look in the "input Devices" and "Output Devices" tabs. Are any devices shown there?
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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by dracconi » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:55 pm

@steve yes, like in ALSAMIXER
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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by dracconi » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:15 pm

@steve yes, my devices (in other apps mic works perfectly)
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Re: Ubuntu 16.04 Audacity 2.1.2

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:31 am

dracconi wrote:@steve yes, my devices (in other apps mic works perfectly)

You must connect the mic before launching Audacity, as we said.

Where did Audacity 2.1.2 come from?

Is this Ubuntu Studio?

This is only likely to be two problems - some other application or service has exclusive ownership of the audio device, as already stated, or there is some permission problem. It does not sound like a permission problem if other applications can use the sound device. Try shutting down those applications that can access the device.

Is pulse in the audio group? Type this in a terminal and hit ENTER on your computer keyboard:
Code: Select all
getent group audio



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