Audacity 2.3.3 Fedora 32 startup hang

Audacity version 2.3.3
wxWidgets (Cross-platform GUI library) 3.0.4

problems starting on Fedora 32 Audacity version 2.3.3 where the application failed start for an existing user but will start for a new user or user that have not used audacity before. Would think correction to non-available dependency would have been corrected since Fedora 23.

solved with : gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/accessibility --type bool false

Fedora 23 post with solution: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/fedora23-audacity-hang-when-startup/41815/1


Audacity:5584): Gnome-WARNING **: 11:21:28.148: Accessibility: failed to find module ‘libgail-gnome’ which is needed to make this application accessible

(Audacity:5584): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 11:21:28.151: cannot register existing type ‘GtkWidget’

(Audacity:5584): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 11:21:28.151: g_type_add_interface_static: assertion ‘G_TYPE_IS_INSTANTIATABLE (instance_type)’ failed

(Audacity:5584): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: 11:21:28.151: cannot register existing type ‘GtkBuildable’

(Audacity:5584): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 11:21:28.151: g_type_interface_add_prerequisite: assertion ‘G_TYPE_IS_INTERFACE (interface_type)’ failed

(Audacity:5584): GLib-CRITICAL **: 11:21:28.151: g_once_init_leave: assertion ‘result != 0’ failed

(Audacity:5584): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 11:21:28.151: g_type_add_interface_static: assertion ‘G_TYPE_IS_INSTANTIATABLE (instance_type)’ failed

(Audacity:5584): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 11:21:28.151: g_type_register_static: assertion ‘parent_type > 0’ failed

I’m glad to hear that this workaround still works, though the explanation given in [Fedora23] audacity hang when startup - #10 by monnerat is incorrect.
"Gnome2 accessibility is enabled and this requires libgail-gnome which is not available anymore "
Audacity does not depend on libgail-gnome. I use Audacity on Xubuntu - It starts fine for me and I don’t have libgail-gnome. I do have libgail18 which is available in the main Debian / Ubuntu repositories and appears to also be available for Fedora (though I don’t know much about Fedora).


Unfortunately the Fedora 32 build did not follow the build instructions for Audacity, so it’s difficult to guess where exactly the problem lies.