Audacity isnt working properly?

LitBDuck

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Hello anyone who has opened this thread, I have only had Linux Manjaro not that long and only today download audacity to deal with combining audio and just general audio. But when I try to open it, I see the logo in a small rectangular box then it just does nothing else for some reason.
I didn't know if this was the right thread to place this question in.
 


captain-sensible

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my audacity used to work; it doesn't now . This is one way you can get some clues is something is missing: launch from terminal . in my case:
Code:
ash-5.0$ audacity
audacity: error while loading shared libraries: libwebp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
bash-5.0$
when i look for packages i find

Code:
bash-5.0# slpkg -F libwebp

Packages with name matching [ libwebp ]

+==============================================================================
| Repository  Package                                                      Size
+==============================================================================
  slack       libwebp-1.1.0-x86_64-3.txz                                  352 K
  sbo         libwebp-1.1.0                                                 0 K
coould be missing deps or mis match deps

image shows whats needed slackware for audacity 2.4.2 might give you some pointers
 

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JasKinasis

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As @captain-sensible has pointed out, it’s probably a dependency related problem.
I can confirm that Audacity is working just fine for me on Debian!

As the good captain said, try running Audacity from the terminal and see what error messages and/or warning messages are produced. That should give you some clues to the cause of your problem!
 

LitBDuck

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Hello @captain-sensible & @JasKinasis
I have tried using terminal instead but there is errors and heres the information given:
$ audacity
Trying to route ALSA through PulseAudio...
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for -1, skipping unlock
JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for -1, skipping unlock
ALSA lib seq.c:935:(snd_seq_open_noupdate) Unknown SEQ default
ALSA lib control.c:1373:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL hw:0
ALSA lib control.c:1373:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL hw:0
Expression 'stream->capture.pcm' failed in '/build/audacity/parts/audacity/src/lib-src/portaudio-v19/src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 4611
ALSA lib control.c:1373:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL hw:0
ALSA lib control.c:1373:(snd_ctl_open_noupdate) Invalid CTL hw:0

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Theres the whole string of code that was produced when i told terminal to open audacity. Hopefully you two can please tell me why it isnt working because i have no idea what the code means.
Hopefully you get back with answers soon
 

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Wow, something is really borked there!
At the start, the system appears to be trying to route alsa audio through pulseaudio and is failing.
Then it's attempting to start JACK and that's failing to start too.

All of the other errors relate to Pango, which is a graphical toolkit - the errors there look like they relate to some problems with rendering text. If I'm reading this right, then for some reason it doesn't seem to be getting any fonts in its font-list/font-cache.
But to be getting a debug assertion like that would imply that you must be running a debug build of something, rather than a release build..... Hmmm.....

It's been a very long time since I did anything with any Arch based distros. And I've never used Manjaro, so I'm not sure what to suggest offhand.
Perhaps try completely uninstalling audacity and purging any configs for it and then try reinstalling it?!

I think @f33dm3bits is a regular Arch user, if you're lucky they might have some troubleshooting ideas/advice for you!
 

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I don't understand the problem, is the problem something with audio not working in audacity or is the problem with something else? I'm getting the idea it's not launching properly or something like that? Can you share a screenshot of what it looks like when you try to open audacity?

I have never done anything with audicity so I just installed it and when I open audacity it launched just normally. I pressed record and recorded my own voice using my bluetooth headset as input device and then was able to play it back so it seems to be working.

Would find it strange if there is a missing dependency since pacman resolves the needed dependencies when installing a package. Unless it's an audio dependency that's missing, I only have jack installed and that seems to be working fine with audacity. Can you share the output of the following.
Code:
pacman -Qs audacity
pacman -Qs jack
 

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Where did you download Audacity from ?
 

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If, for some reason, you can't get it to work, the Ocenaudio may be what you need to replace it. They're very similar pieces of software, with a bit more polish in Ocenaudio.

 

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@f33dm3bits your initial idea is correct, its a launching issue of some sort, so what happens when i click it is that a rectangular box saying the name of the app 'Audacity' pops up but after that there is no other screen afterwords, i have used audacity before on windows so i know what it looks like when its up

it does nothing when i did the code pacman -Qs audacity but it shows this for jack:
$ pacman -Qs jack
local/jack 0.125.0-9
A low-latency audio server
local/lib32-jack 0.125.0-3
A low-latency audio server (32-bit)
local/pulseaudio-jack 14.0-1
Jack support for PulseAudio
 

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If, for some reason, you can't get it to work, the Ocenaudio may be what you need to replace it. They're very similar pieces of software, with a bit more polish in Ocenaudio.

Ok so can you tell me what capabilities the app has or show some sort of preview somehow?
 

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I got audacity from a code i found on a website that said you could using snapd the website i got the code from is this: https://snapcraft.io/install/audacity/manjaro
I have no experience with snaps, can you remove the audacity snap package and the install it the normal way by using the package manager.
1. Remove the snap audacity package.
2. Run the following in a terminal.
Code:
sudo pacman -S audacity
3. Try to launch audacity from the menu again and/or from the terminal again.
 

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I have no experience with snaps, can you remove the audacity snap package and the install it the normal way by using the package manager.
1. Remove the snap audacity package.
2. Run the following in a terminal.
Code:
sudo pacman -S audacity
3. Try to launch audacity from the menu again and/or from the terminal again.
I have deleted audacity snap version but now i just keep getting onto a reoccurring problem with PGP signatures, every time i try to update or download, the signatures aren't correct. Ive looked at a previous forum about it with no success of fixing it at all?
 

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Ok so can you tell me what capabilities the app has or show some sort of preview somehow?
It's basically Audacity with a bit more polished look. Not only can you add the various VST plugins that you can install in Audacity, it's a basic audio editor with a very familiar layout and incredibly easy to use.

I use Audacity, but I'd easily be able to do everything I do in Audacity in Ocenaudio. It's really, really similar to Audacity.

So, if you can't get Audacity running, you may find that fits the bill just nicely.
 

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It's basically Audacity with a bit more polished look. Not only can you add the various VST plugins that you can install in Audacity, it's a basic audio editor with a very familiar layout and incredibly easy to use.

I use Audacity, but I'd easily be able to do everything I do in Audacity in Ocenaudio. It's really, really similar to Audacity.

So, if you can't get Audacity running, you may find that fits the bill just nicely.
ok cool if audacity doesn't work, ill definately try it then.
 

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I have deleted audacity snap version but now i just keep getting onto a reoccurring problem with PGP signatures, every time i try to update or download, the signatures aren't correct. Ive looked at a previous forum about it with no success of fixing it at all?
What errors exactly, can you post a copy of the output, I can't read your mind since I am not professorX.
 
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