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Old 02-19-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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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 - 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
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
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
Old 02-19-2009, 03:57 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,
It might still work ?

Old 02-20-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thanks knudfl,
That link to old versions was GREAT.
I have installed it and everything is working again. Phew!



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