Cursor not moving during playback

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Cursor not moving during playback

Post by safrankamate » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:24 pm

Newly installed Audacity. When I open a file and click Play, the playback starts but the cursor does not move. If I click somewhere in the empty space in the window, the cursor is updated to the current position but still does not move after that.

Rebooted. I have previously used Audacity on the same PC but under Windows, problem did not occur there.

Audacity 2.3.3
Fedora 31 64bit, GNOME 3.34.4
Installed from Fedora Software app

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Re: Cursor not moving during playback

Post by steve » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:59 pm

safrankamate wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:24 pm
When I open a file and click Play, the playback starts but the cursor does not move.
Do you see the cursor with a green triangle above it when you start playback?
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Re: Cursor not moving during playback

Post by safrankamate » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:49 pm

Not when I start playback. The triangle does appear when I stop it.

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Re: Cursor not moving during playback

Post by steve » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:15 pm

What happens if you "pin the play head"? (See: https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tim ... tml#pinned)
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Re: Cursor not moving during playback

Post by safrankamate » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:46 pm

If I pin it, it's updated (i.e. the whole wave moves)

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Re: Cursor not moving during playback

Post by rodrigoaguilera » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:50 pm

I experiencing this under debian testing on wayland (audacity 2.3.3).

Seems to be wayland related. Changing the session to Xorg solves the problem.

How do I report this to the developers?

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Re: Cursor not moving during playback

Post by steve » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:31 am

Does Fedora use Wayland?
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Re: Cursor not moving during playback

Post by safrankamate » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:53 pm

Google tells me Fedora migrated to wayland with version 31

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Re: Cursor not moving during playback

Post by steve » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:01 pm

Thanks safrankamate.
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Re: Cursor not moving during playback

Post by steve » Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:53 pm

In case you've not seen the solution(s) yet, the problem may be fixed by any of these methods:

1) When you log into the computer, select an Xorg session rather than a Wayland session.

2) Modify the “audacity.desktop” file to include:

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Exec=env GDK_BACKEND=x11 UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 audacity %Fz
3) Build Audacity from source using wxGTK2 rather than wxGTK3.

Thanks to Dustin Speckhals for identifying the workaround (https://github.com/audacity/audacity/is ... -608217335)
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