Audacity cannot "see" Pulse Audio and vice versa

Hi there, I am running Audacity 3.1.3 in Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. I want to record from the web and noticed that I needed PulseAudio - which I have installed. However, Audacity doesn’t see it and Pulse doesn’t see Audacity either. Help please, and thank you.

Check to see if you have PulseAudio installed and running:

In a terminal window, enter:

systemctl --user status pulseaudio

The output should start with something like:

● pulseaudio.service - Sound Service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/pulseaudio.service; enabled; vendor >
     Active: active (running) since ...

(Press “Ctrl + C” to close the command)

Assuming that PulseAudio is “Active”, check that you have Pulse Audio Volume Control installed by trying to launch it with the command:


Hi Steve, thank you for your reply.
Yes to both. But still, it doesn’t show in Audacity and Audacity doesn’t show either in PulseAudio application.
Any other suggestions?

Audacity only supports ALSA at this moment.

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