I have been running Audacity 2.0.5 (the latest in the repository) without problems since moving to Linux Mint 17.3 (Mate Desktop) for 18 months ago. Then a fortnight ago I started getting problems. It is just possible that the problems coincided with a power cut that, although no other program seems to have been affected by that irregular shutdown.
The main symptom is that 9 times out of ten playback of a file occurs at "quadruple speed" with just "static" coming from the speakers. If I then attempt to stop play complete lockup of the program occurs, with the "Stop" button remaining depressed. An attempt to close the window causes a delay before a "Marco" dialogue appears:
Audacity (Recovered) is not responding.
You may choose to wait a short while for it to continue or force the application to quit entirely.
On relaunching the program the log will show:
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10:27:34: Audacity 2.0.5 10:27:35: Warning: Critical Nyquist files could not be found. Nyquist effects will not work. 10:27:37: Retrieving FFmpeg library version numbers: 10:27:37: AVCodec version 0x362301 - 54.35.1 (built against 0x362300 - 54.35.0) 10:27:37: AVFormat version 0x361404 - 54.20.4 (built against 0x361404 - 54.20.4) 10:27:37: AVUtil version 0x340300 - 52.3.0 (built against 0x340300 - 52.3.0)
I guess that as a first step I need to reload the Nyquist files or at least point the program to them.
Where should they be?
How do I check the right location is being sought by Audacity?
What else might help to return the program to a working state?