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Old 09-18-2003, 08:06 PM   #1
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Audacity - "Error opening audio device"


I just installed audacity. I made sure that I had all the dependencies satisfied, and the compile and install of audacity went smoothly. So I fire it up and try to record something, and I get this error saying "Error opening audio device", and then it tells me to change it in preferences. I go to the preferences, and it says that both the recording and playback devices are /dev/dsp. But, I can play MP3s on XMMS, and it uses /dev/dsp for playback, so I don't know what could be causing it. I did some google searching, but didn't find anything that helped. One search result suggested killing or putting on standby whatever sound sound server(s) I was running. I am only running esd, and I tried both using esdctl standby and flat-out killing esd, and neither solution worked. I restarted esd and then tried running audacity through esd using esddsp audacity. Again, same error. One other thing I saw in my google searching was something called "full-duplex", something that I don't have a clue about. Lastly, I saw some of the search results referencing something called /dev/sound, which it appears that I do not have. Could this be causing the problem? Or could this be something kernel-related? I am running 2.4.22, and I looked at the kernel configuration and nothing jumps out at me.

Anyways, anyone got an idea what's causing this?
 
Old 09-19-2003, 01:58 AM   #2
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You can alway try as root, chmod +r /dev/dsp
 
Old 09-19-2003, 01:59 AM   #3
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/dev/dsp is already rw-rw-rw-

Like I said, I can play sounds in other apps using dsp.
 
Old 09-21-2003, 08:25 AM   #4
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Anyone?
 
Old 09-21-2003, 08:10 PM   #5
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Which version of Audacity did you try? I never got the stable version to work--I think I had the same problems.

If you're not already, try the latest beta version.

Lyle
 
Old 09-22-2003, 02:44 AM   #6
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this is version 1.0.0. I tried the beta, but couldn't get it to compile. I'll re-check the dependencies on it.
 
Old 08-22-2008, 05:24 PM   #7
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Uninstalling jackd helped me.
Using Ubuntu (upgraded to) 8.04 on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo 1554 laptop.
Kernel: 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP

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