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Old 10-18-2004, 11:17 AM   #1
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wxwidgets and audacity


im running slackware 10 and i'm trying to run audacity, the open source digital music editor. when i tried to compile it, it said i needed wxwindows(are wxwindows and wxwidgets the same thing?), so i went to wxwidgets.org like the install file said and got the latest unix/gtk+ version of wxwidgets(was that what i should have gotten), compiled it, and installed it. then i tried to make audacity and it had errors at the very end of the compilation, i tried installing it anyway but that wouldnt work. i also tried getting a .tgz of audacity 1.2.2 and installing and running it but it says "error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk-2.4.so". what i want to know is what is wxwidgets and wxwindows? did i install the right version(unix/gtk+) and did i install it right? how can i get audacity running?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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http://wxwidgets.org/dl_gtk.htm
If this is what you installed, then you should be ok.
You might need to do "ldconfig" after a library is installed in order for the system to find it.

When you get errors during a compile, there's really no point in trying to install it. The best thing to do is make a note of the exact error(s) and try to resolve them.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 03:26 PM   #3
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i tried getting a .tgz of audacity 1.2.2 and installing and running it but it says "error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk-2.4.so"...

i guess i didnt install wxwidgets right, how do i uninstall it? it says to do a make uninstall, but where do i do it? i already deleted the source after i installed everything

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Old 10-18-2004, 04:06 PM   #4
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ok, i reinstalled widgets and audacity compiled and installed perfectly. only problem is it complains about my sound i/o device and says i cant play any sounds or record any sounds when i try to play or record a sound. i compiled it to use portaudio v19 or something because the configure file told me i should because im using alsa...
 
Old 10-18-2004, 04:11 PM   #5
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If you have installed wxWidgets, you will have to run ldconfig in order to compile Audacity. ldconfig will recache the libraries. Rebooting will also work.

If you think you compiled wxWidgets wrong, re-compile it again. The files will be overwritten when you install it the second time. You will need gtk source code to compile wxWidgets.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 06:24 PM   #6
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everything installed fine, but audacity is having a problem with my sound device, anybody know how to configure audacity and fix this?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 07:04 PM   #7
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If you give up on Audacity (I did) try Rezound
 
Old 10-19-2004, 04:29 AM   #8
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slinky2004, did you specify /dev/dsp in preferences.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 02:01 PM   #9
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no, but i'll try specifying it now
 
Old 10-19-2004, 02:03 PM   #10
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aha! it needed to be restarted. i tried to specify /dev/dsp before and it wasn't available. but after a restart, i ran audacity and it configured it by itself. playing/recording works, but when i record something it's not loud enough. how can i fix my mic volume? i set the mic volume to max on audacity and alsamixer, but i still cant hear it unless i blast my speakers

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