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kemasolar
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Re: not recognizing any device

Post by kemasolar » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:27 pm

Yes, I have installed it from the Software manager once, and then uninstalled it and installed it again with "sudo apt install audacity" in terminal. None of them are giving the good result.
I don't know how to install that from a deb or built it from source. I have heard about it, but never managed to do it with other programs. Maybe I should try to learn that way, to see if it works...
I have Linux mint 18 Cinammon 64-bit. The Linux kernel: 4.4.0-43-lowlatency, so it's not the generic one. I haven't updated that recently, so I don't think the problem lies there. oh! You meant, apart of that? Now I understand your message. I used to have one I guess, I don't know what happened with it, might be inactive. I haven't check if it might work selecting that one at boot. Also have to check. Don't remember how I can select the other kernel, have to re learn that again, but first in a couple of hours, right now I don't have time.
I will keep informing :)
Thanks!

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Re: not recognizing any device

Post by steve » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:39 pm

kemasolar wrote:Don't remember how I can select the other kernel,
If you get the Grub boot screen on boot-up, you can just use the up/down cursor keys to select which of the installed kernels you want to install. By default, when an updated kernel is installed, the old kernel is left on the system just in case you need it.
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Re: not recognizing any device

Post by kemasolar » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:20 pm

I booted with the generic kernel and it's not working, still not recognizing anything.
I tried to build it from source, but for that I had to install wxWidgets:

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checking for wx-config... no
checking for wx-config-3.0... no
configure: error: Could not find wx-config: is wxWidgets installed? is wx-config in your path?
I tried to install it, but for that I needed something else called GTK+

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checking for GTK+ version... 
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for GTK+ - version >= 2.6.0... Package gtk+-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gtk+-2.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gtk+-2.0' found
Package gthread-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gthread-2.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gthread-2.0' found
no
*** Could not run GTK+ test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occurred. This usually means GTK+ is incorrectly installed.
checking for pkg-config... (cached) /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for GTK+ - version >= 3.0.0... Package gtk+-3.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gtk+-3.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gtk+-3.0' found
Package gthread-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gthread-2.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gthread-2.0' found
no
*** Could not run GTK+ test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GTK+ is incorrectly installed.
checking for gtk-config... no
checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.7... no
*** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
*** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to gtk-config.
checking for gtk-config... (cached) no
checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.3... no
*** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
*** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to gtk-config.
configure: error: 
The development files for GTK+ were not found. For GTK+ 2, please
ensure that pkg-config is in the path and that gtk+-2.0.pc is
installed. For GTK+ 1.2 please check that gtk-config is in the path,
and that the version is 1.2.3 or above. Also check that the
libraries returned by 'pkg-config gtk+-2.0 --libs' or 'gtk-config
--libs' are in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH or equivalent.

and kind of tried doing that, but I haven't managed it, but I have already seen that to do that i need to have something else before... all these dependencies... exhausting! and I don't even know if it is going to solve the problem... :-/
maybe I get more motivation later, but right now I can't :-/

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Re: not recognizing any device

Post by steve » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:48 pm

Do you know which Ubuntu version your operating system is based on?
This command may show you:

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lsb_release -a
There is a PPA with regular builds of Audacity for Linux: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntuhandbook1/ ... u/audacity
(installing from a PPA is much easier to install, and uninstall, than building from source).
You could try the appropriate build for Audacity 2.2.2.
(no guarantees that this will work, because I've never encountered this problem before, and I can't think of any explanation for it).
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Re: not recognizing any device

Post by kemasolar » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:03 pm

:O :O :O :O :O :O
It works!!!!
So! today I learned how to install from a PPA, I did what you told me and installed the 2.2.2 version, and now it works! It has been a long way, but now it seems that everything is back to normal... I can breathe :)
thank you very much guys!

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