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Old 12-07-2004, 04:11 PM   #1
jnsenit
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audacity "error initializing i/o audio"


when i start audacity i get an error "initializing i/o audio", this meaning audacity is useless since it doesn't recognize the soundcard.

the soundcard (via82xx) is configured properly and works fine with any application (xine,xmms, krec...). i heard thet audacity won't work if arts, esd or any other application that uses the sound device is running, so i closed all these applications, but i still get the same error.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 07:23 AM   #2
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Hi,

2 things to check:
-permissions on your sound devices
-device that audacity try to use

Oliv'
 
Old 12-08-2004, 09:43 AM   #3
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how do i know the device audacity tries to use? in >preferences there is no device at all...
 
Old 12-08-2004, 12:54 PM   #4
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how do i know the device audacity tries to use? in >preferences there is no device at all...
that would be a problem
no device at all is not a good one for it to use
there is nothing listed as default and nothing when you click the dropdown button on the right ?
 
Old 12-08-2004, 03:03 PM   #5
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nothing at all... is there a way to see audacity logs??
because the only information audacity gives me is: error: Host error.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 05:46 PM   #6
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I have a similar problem, I have noted that if I start audacity from the terminal it recognizes the sound device as /dev/dsp but if I launch it from the gui (gnome) it doesn't have a sound device. I think this may be a problem with access/permission to the sound device when launched from gnome.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 02:17 PM   #7
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i tried... but it still gives me the same error...
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:48 PM   #8
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Cool Same problem - Solved!

Problem solved!
I always look for the simple stuff before going to extreems.
I set the sound system hardware to no audio i/o device, in the kde control center.
This shut off all the bells and whistles, but when I run audacity from a shell it works great.
Good luck.
 
  


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