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squatcobbler
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I'm getting "The system has detected that another copy of Au

Post by squatcobbler » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:55 pm

I'm getting:

"The system has detected that another copy of Audacity is running."

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04. (Unity) I don't know what version of Audacity (well hell, I can't run it to find out from the About menu!) But it's whatever version was around that time- so about six months ago...

So I guess this counts as a bug report....

Soooo... I'm trying to think of what else to provide. It's a desktop machine, Lenovo.

Anyway, btw I'm a programmer for 20 years, so whatever you want, lemme know, thanks.

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Re: I'm getting "The system has detected that another copy o

Post by steve » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:43 am

There's probably a left-over lock file stopping Audacity from launching.
Ensure that Audacity is not running at all, then look in /var/tmp/audacity-<your-user-name>/
That folder should be empty when Audacity is not running.
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Re: I'm getting "The system has detected that another copy o

Post by squatcobbler » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:08 am

Thanks steve, you nailed. Just a matter of rm -rf * and it worked,

thanks again,

-sc

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Re: I'm getting "The system has detected that another copy o

Post by steve » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:12 am

squatcobbler wrote:Thanks steve, you nailed. Just a matter of rm -rf * and it worked,
Excellent :)
squatcobbler wrote: btw I'm a programmer for 20 years,
Ooh that's interesting ;) ... have you ever considered contributing to open source software? :mrgreen:
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