audacity hangs during crash recovery

fedora 5.1.16-300.fc30.x86_64
audacity 2.3.2
Latest install using dnf

When I hit ^W in audacity to save a clip, my fedora login session closed down. After logging back in to fedora, and opening audacity, there was an information screen from audacity, listing a crashed session that could be restored. However, there was no way to move forward from there – audacity was hanging. I used system monitor to kill the audacity process.

The workaround is to delete the crash file in ~/.audacity-data/AutoSave

After that, audacity worked fine. (I will avoid the ^W hot key :slight_smile: )

Update: My apologies.

Audacity is not hanging – I actually missed the 3 buttons at the bottom of the recovery window!

However, ^W did cause a logout from the fedora session. A subsequent session also got me logged out of Fedora for a different command activation. I guess I should put this into a thread with a more relevant title.

Does that mean “Shift + W” ? If so, that is not a default keyboard shortcut in Audacity, but “Ctrl + W” is the shortcut to close the current project.

^W means Ctrl-W

The hang happened again – this time there are no buttons at the bottom of the crash recovery window. I have a screen shot, but don’t see how to paste into here. I see, “Img is off”. This time the crash happened when I chose, “Close” directly from the file menu.

It seems that sometimes there are 3 buttons at the bottom of the recovery window, and sometimes, not. This time, the bottom of the recovery window has only, “After recovery, save the project to save the changes to disk”, Will need to kill the audacity process.

See here:

Thanks for the tip (at the right of the reply screen says, “Img is OFF”, so I assumed I lacked the permission).
Attached is a screen shot without the 3 buttons at the bottom of the crash recovery window.

Screenshot from 2019-07-13 09-51-24.png

How peculiar. This is what it looks like on my (Linux) machine with Audacity 2.3.2:

Where did you get the Audacity 2.3.2 rpm from?

PS. After uploading an image to the forum, a new button appears in the “Attachments” tab to “place inline”. When you click that button, it adds the image file at the cursor position in the message compose box, which looks like this:

[attachment=0]Screenshot from 2019-07-13 09-51-24.png[/attachment]

Sometimes I get the 3 buttons, sometimes, not. Here is the info on my audacity installation:

dnf info audacity

Last metadata expiration check: 0:27:15 ago on Sat 13 Jul 2019 09:53:45 AM PDT.
Installed Packages
Name : audacity
Version : 2.3.2
Release : 1.fc30
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 33 M
Source : audacity-2.3.2-1.fc30.src.rpm
Repository : @System
From repo : updates
Summary : Multitrack audio editor
License : GPLv2
Description : Audacity is a cross-platform multitrack audio editor. It allows
: you to record sounds directly or to import files in various
: formats. It features a few simple effects, all of the editing
: features you should need, and unlimited undo. The GUI was built
: with wxWidgets and the audio I/O supports PulseAudio, OSS and
: ALSA under Linux.

That’s wrong for a start. The Audacity web address is

It is not wrong, but maybe my distro’s rpm is a bit wonky. From the audacity web site

Installation Packages

Installation packages for Audacity are provided by many GNU/Linux and Unix-like distributions. Use the distribution’s usual package manager (where available) to install Audacity. If necessary, you could try searching for an appropriate Audacity package on rpmseek.

Alternatively you can build the latest Audacity tagged release from our source code.