Audacity freezes at startup and its logo remains frozen in the screen.
It is impossible to exit Audacity without forcing the computer to restart.
My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv6 (i5 with 8GB ram).
The system is Linux Mint Mate 19.2 64 bit.
The version of Audacity is 126.96.36.199 that I installed from the PPA.
Initially I had installed the version of the repository that I believe was 2.2.1, but since it didn’t work, I uninstalled it and started deleting the".audacity-data" directory before installing the PPA of the recent version.
I found mention of this problem on your site and when searching by Google… but never any solution declared.
I have another old desktop computer (Duo and 8GB ram) that also runs on the same system (Linux Mint Mate 19.2 64 bit) but, unlike it, Audicity 188.8.131.52 loads without any problem.
Is there anything I can do to fix this problem or should I just wait for a compatible version of Audacity?
If you try launching Audacity from a Terminal window, the messages in the Terminal may give some indication of where Audacity is getting stuck.
To launch Audacity from a Terminal window, open the Terminal and enter:
No, I have never managed to get Audacity to open correctly (without freezing at its logo level) on this machine since I reinstalled it with Linux Mint Mate 19.2 64bit. This is true for both Audacity version 2.2.1 (repository) and 2.3.3 (PPA).
Audacity is the only software that freezes on this machine, a laptop that also works very well with all the other software I am used to installing.
Previously this computer was running under version 18.3 of Linux Mint Mate 64bit. Audacity was installed and working very well. I did a complete re-installation, first with Linux Mint Mate 19.1 64bit, then I updated it to 19.2. It was at this step that I then tried to install Audacity.
I also have 2 other computers that work well with Audacity 2.3.3; one under Linux Mint Mate 18.3 64bit and the other under Linux Mint Mate 19.2 64bit.
I have been using Audacity for a very long time and have successfully installed it on many different computers and Linux versions.
This is the first time I have been confronted with an impossibility to make Audacity work.
“Gnome Sound Recorder” is not installed by default on Linux Mint 19.2
I installed “Audio-Recorder” instead, and it works very well.
I followed your advice, I reinstalled 4.15.0-55 and then booted on it, unfortunately Audacity doesn’t work any better with this kernel…
I’m afraid something was corrupted during my first unsuccessful installation of Audacity (2.2.1) and that this flaw now blocks the operation of any version of Audacity I install, fortunately, without affecting the rest of the system and other applications.
Maybe a reinstallation of my entire system would be the best solution to fix this, but it would be too much work to reinstall, optimize and reconfigure all the software I add. So… I’m afraid I’ll have to do without Audacity on this machine, until I have no choice but to reinstall a new version of Linux Mint in a few years.
Has anyone found a solution for this? I’ve had this issue since doing a fresh install of Mint xfce 19.3 in December 2019. The problem exists with the latest Mint repository version and with the latest Audacity version 2.3.3
I note that Audacity runs perfectly on MX-Linux vers 19.1, on the same machine.
It looks like a dependency issue. Any suggestions would be very welcome.