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Old 02-19-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
Ian D
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audacity problems


I am running Fedora 9 which I installed last year. I was using audacity to edit audio files. Recently I allowed the system to "Install all updates" and got a new version of audacity (1.3.5 beta) which does not behave nicely for me.

I sent a bug report - but the audacity team said that 1.3.5 was now obsolete and I should try 1.3.7. I downloaded 1.3.7 and compiled & installed it - but I do not get any sound out of it. When I try to play it is obviously putting some sound somewhere - but not to my headphones.

Looking at the preferences it shows input and playback devices - but if I press OK (having changed nothing) it tells me that I have a mismatch between the input and output devices. Maybe that is the problem.

I tried to revert to the 'stable' version of audacity (1.2.6). I have downloaded its source, but it requires wxWidgets 2.4 (nothing later). It suggests that I could download that from wxWidgets.org - but that web site only offers 2.8 and 2.9. I have installed compat-wxGTK2.4 - 'a compatibility version of the wxWidgets GTK GUI Library' - but when I tried to ./configure audacity I get
Quote:
The currently available configurations are listed below. If necessary, either
install the package for your distribution or download the 2.4.x version of
wxWidgets from http://wxwidgets.org.
To help configure find the right version set WX_CONFIG to point to it.
SO - I would like advice
  • EITHER How do I compile the 'stable' audacity 1.2.6
  • OR How do I get sound out of audacity 1.3.7
  • or any thing else helpful
Thanks
 
Old 02-19-2009, 02:57 PM   #2
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'compat-wxGTK2.4' is a runtime library and cannot be used for
compiling. The other part 'compat-wxGTK2.4-devel' will do.
( If you can find it.)

But why not go back to the original installed version,
'audacity-1.3.2-21.fc9.i386.rpm'
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...6/os/Packages/
It might still work ?

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Old 02-20-2009, 11:37 AM   #3
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Thanks knudfl,
That link to old versions was GREAT.
I have installed it and everything is working again. Phew!

Ian
 
  


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