[PlanetCCRMA] More Newbie Questions

Julius Smith jos@w3k.org
Wed Aug 27 12:14:01 2003

At 05:19 PM 8/27/2003 +0200, Duke Jonathan Jason wrote:
>my system rh9, 2.4-21.ll.acpi kernel
> >
> > Audacity opens properly however as soon as I try to play any audio it

My experience is that it is incompatible with the alsa drivers when jack is 
running, but it works great (using the oss emulation layer in alsa, I 
presume) when jack is not running.  I asked around and found out the 
following from a member of the Audacity development team:

Audacity is using PortAudio for audio I/O, and you can compile Audacity
with either PortAudio v18 or v19.  It ships with v18 since it's more
stable, but v19 has ALSA support.  We're planning to write a HOWTO page
soon, but it's relatively straightforward: replace the portaudio
directory with v19 (from portaudio's CVS tree, ideally), change one
flag (see AudioIO.cpp) and recompile Audacity.