Starting Audacity kills sound

Every time I start Audacity all my sound stops working. If I reboot the system then it starts working again.

Also when Audacity starts, the Gnome top bar glitches a few times. (I tried Audacity from repo and Flathub and the same thing happens both the time.)

Is there any solution?

> System:    Kernel: 5.10.30-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 Desktop: GNOME 3.38.4 tk: GTK 3.24.28 
>            wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux 
> Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 5459 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
>            Mobo: Dell model: 0F1J0W v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.9.0 date: 09/07/2020 
> Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 9.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 9.6/32.6 Wh (29.6%) volts: 16.5 min: 14.8 
>            model: LGC-LGC2.8 DELL VN3N047 serial: <filter> status: Full 
> CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-6500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake rev: 3 cache: L2: 4 MiB 
>            flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 20799 
>            Speed: 500 MHz min/max: 400/3100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 500 2: 500 3: 500 4: 500 
> Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 
>            chip-ID: 8086:1916 
>            Device-2: AMD Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330 / M430 / Radeon 520 Mobile] vendor: Dell driver: radeon 
>            v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6660 
>            Device-3: Microdia Integrated Webcam HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:4 chip-ID: 0c45:6712 
>            Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.11 compositor: gnome-shell driver: loaded: ati,intel,radeon unloaded: modesetting 
>            alternate: fbdev,vesa resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
>            OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.2 direct render: Yes 
> Audio:     Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 
>            chip-ID: 8086:9d70 
>            Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.30-1-MANJARO running: yes 
>            Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no 
>            Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes 
>            Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.25 running: no 
> Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b3 
>            IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
>            Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: d000 
>            bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8136 
>            IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> 
> Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-8:6 chip-ID: 8087:07dc 
>            Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes 
>            address: see --recommends 
> Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 420 GiB (45.1%) 
>            ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB size: 931.51 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
> Partition: ID-1: / size: 78.19 GiB used: 18.5 GiB (23.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8 
>            ID-2: /boot/efi size: 96 MiB used: 42.2 MiB (44.0%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 
>            ID-3: /home size: 90.36 GiB used: 61.41 GiB (68.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9 
> Swap:      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.63 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda7 
> Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: 38.0 C sodimm: SODIMM C gpu: radeon temp: 41.0 C 
>            Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
> Info:      Processes: 216 Uptime: 2h 03m Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 2.39 GiB (31.2%) Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 
>            Packages: 1279 pacman: 1268 flatpak: 11 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.04

The problem started after the last stable update which came in 18th of April. Before that Audacity didn’t have any problem.

If this only happens in Audacity, you’d be better off filing a bug upstream as this might be an artefact of kernel 5.10. (Did you try 5.4 already?)

:+1:

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I have tried kernel 5.4 too. The sound problem persists there too.

It may be a problem with Audacity. But I don’t know why the starting of Audacity causes glitching on the gnome top bar. Can you guess anything?

No, not even a remote guess and why I’m referring you upstream…

:sob:

Every time I start Audacity all my sound stops working

If Audacity is configured to connect direct to an ALSA hardware device for recording or playback,
Audacity will take exclusive control of the hardware device and will prevent other audio streams (from PulseAudio) using the device until Audacity is closed

ALSA devices typically allow only one audio stream at a time

To use Audacity to record without taking exclusive control of devices, select pulse or default devices in Audacity to use an ALSA plug-in for recording and playback within PulseAudio


PulseAudio GUI controls allow the ALSA plug-in to be configured to record audio from either the usual audio capture source or monitor sources for audio playback

For example, with a typical onboard audio codec select Built-in Audio Analog stereo allows recording from microphone or other capture devices
Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog stereo allows recording of audio playback to speakers or headphones

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This has solved my problem with killing sound. Thank you.

But the Gnome shell top bar still glitches while starting Audacity. It must be a problem with the transition to Gnome 40 without upgrading the shell.

Thanks again.

This is the terminal output when I run Audacity from there:

audacity                                                         ✔ 
ALSA lib pcm.c:2660:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
ALSA lib pcm.c:2660:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
ALSA lib pcm.c:2660:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:877:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:877:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:877:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
ALSA lib pcm_route.c:877:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map
connect(2) call to /dev/shm/jack-1000/default/jack_0 failed (err=No such file or directory)
attempt to connect to server failed
connect(2) call to /dev/shm/jack-1000/default/jack_0 failed (err=No such file or directory)
attempt to connect to server failed
ALSA lib pcm_oss.c:377:(_snd_pcm_oss_open) Unknown field port
ALSA lib pcm_oss.c:377:(_snd_pcm_oss_open) Unknown field port
ALSA lib pcm_usb_stream.c:486:(_snd_pcm_usb_stream_open) Invalid type for card
ALSA lib pcm_usb_stream.c:486:(_snd_pcm_usb_stream_open) Invalid type for card
connect(2) call to /dev/shm/jack-1000/default/jack_0 failed (err=No such file or directory)
attempt to connect to server failed
23:16:56: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:16:56: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:16:56: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:16:56: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:16:56: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:16:56: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:16:56: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:16:56: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:16:56: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2839
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:638:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave
Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2839
Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2839
Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2839
Expression 'stream->playback.pcm' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 4628
Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2839
Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2839
Expression 'ret' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1736
Expression 'AlsaOpen( &alsaApi->baseHostApiRep, params, streamDir, &self->pcm )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 1904
Expression 'PaAlsaStreamComponent_Initialize( &self->capture, alsaApi, inParams, StreamDirection_In, NULL != callback )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2171
Expression 'PaAlsaStream_Initialize( stream, alsaHostApi, inputParameters, outputParameters, sampleRate, framesPerBuffer, callback, streamFlags, userData )' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 2839
Expression 'stream->playback.pcm' failed in 'src/hostapi/alsa/pa_linux_alsa.c', line: 4628
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ScreenToClient cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
23:17:04: Debug: Unrecognized accel key 'backspace', accel string ignored.
23:17:04: Debug: Unrecognized accel key 'backspace', accel string ignored.
23:17:04: Debug: Unrecognized accel key 'numpad_enter', accel string ignored.
23:17:04: Debug: Unrecognized accel key 'numpad_enter', accel string ignored.

Audacity is cross-platform software and has to check ALSA and JACK for recording and playback devices when it is launched

I get the same debug messages related to GTK windows on XFCE -
ClientToScreen cannot work when toplevel window is not shown
(and many more messages about duplicate effects plugins)
but Audacity works without errors when it has finished loading

There is another audio editor in AUR – ocenaudio-bin
It does not have any warning errors in terminal; works better with PulseAudio and can load/save files quicker than Audacity can import/export

But Audacity users usually do not get on with the different controls for editing tasks

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Great suggestion: I work with audio files and I can say for sure that ocenaudio is so much better than audacity. Thank you for pointing it!

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Please try Ocenaudio … since I have found Ocenaudio, it’s much better and always be updating. It’s very smooth in Manjaro and any Linux and Windows 10…

I have it on the all new Manjaro Deepin and it’s great.

https://www.ocenaudio.com/

give it a try. LOL

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Totally !!!

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