Can't launch Quick Help after correctly following instructions

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Can't launch Quick Help after correctly following instructions

Post by jamesray » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:48 am

[[email protected] ~]$ cd /usr/share/audacity
[[email protected] audacity]$ cd help
[[email protected] help]$ ls
index.html m man manual quick_help.html
[[email protected] help]$ inxi -Fxz
Host: jr-dl Kernel: 4.19.0-4-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 8.2.1 Desktop: N/A Distro: Manjaro Linux
Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6410 v: 0001 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Dell model: 0HNGW4 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A16
date: 12/05/2013
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 37.2 Wh condition: 37.2/48.8 Wh (76%)
model: Samsung SDI DELL PT43699 status: Full
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5 M 560 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Nehalem rev: 5 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 21290
Speed: 1241 MHz min/max: 1199/2667 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1396 2: 1377
3: 1382 4: 1354
Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics
vendor: Dell Latitude E6410 driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: 1.20.3 driver: intel unloaded: modesetting
resolution: <xdpyinfo missing>
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile v: 2.1 Mesa 18.2.4
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
vendor: Dell Latitude E6410 driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-4-MANJARO
Device-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell Latitude E6410
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 7040 bus ID: 00:19.0
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom Limited BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n
vendor: Dell Wireless 1520 Half-size Mini PCIe Card driver: wl v: kernel
port: 7000 bus ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 1.20 TiB used: 17.99 GiB (1.5%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST9320423AS size: 298.09 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Seagate model: Expansion size: 931.51 GiB
ID-1: / size: 284.06 GiB used: 17.99 GiB (6.3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.18 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A sodimm: 44.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2893
Processes: 173 Uptime: 2h 47m Memory: 3.72 GiB used: 1.51 GiB (40.6%)
Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.23 inxi: 3.0.27

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Re: Can't launch Quick Help after correctly following instructions

Post by steve » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:20 am

Which version of Linux?
Which version of Audacity? (look in "Help > About Audacity")
What is your experience level on Linux (beginner / intermediate / advanced)?
9/10 questions are answered in the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

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