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Old 01-30-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
linmix
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Audacity i/o error


When I start audacity I get the following erro message:
Code:
There was an error initializing the audio.
You will not be able to play or record audio.

Error: Host error
If I go to File > Preferences, there is an audio i/o tab but I cannot select any option and so can't make any changes.

I suspect the trouble is related to the fact that I use Gnome and I start the sound server at start-up. Xmms produces a sound-related error if I use the aRts output plug-in (not with ALSA or OSS) and so I was looking for a way to tell Audacity which output method to use.

The funny thing is that when I fist installed audacity it worked fine (of course I don't remember the output settings and since then the only change I can think of I made was adding mp3 output support.

What can I do to find the source of my problem and solve it?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 11:17 AM   #2
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Audacity at this point can still only use
/dev/dsp
which is alsa oss emulation device
so you need to stop the sound server to use Audacity
 
Old 01-30-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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how do I stop the sound server?
 
Old 01-30-2005, 01:17 PM   #4
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as root
killall esd
or get its proc number
ps -C esd
then
kill <procid>
or in some graphical system monitor thingy
select esd
and hit the kill button
 
Old 02-03-2005, 09:32 AM   #5
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Is there a way to stop the sound server without knowing the PID.
I'd like to be able to add it to the startup instructions of Audacity like "kill esd && audacity" or something like that
 
  


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