Constant crashes

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Constant crashes

Permanent link to this post Posted by jh90s » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:45 pm

I don't know why, but Audacity 2.2.1 keeps on crashing after maybe 10 minutes of usage. I end up having to open a terminal and kill the process and re-open and then recover the session. Why is it so unstable?
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Re: Constant crashes

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:07 am

Try setting the recording and playback setting to the "hw" options in the device toolbar, that correspond with the audio device that you are using. That will set Audacity to use the device directly through ALSA, bypassing PulseAudio, and should resolve the stability problems.
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