[PlanetCCRMA] audacity and ALSA

David Fraser davidf@sjsoft.com
Thu Mar 4 07:16:02 2004


>I have installed the fedoracore1 + planet ccrma as in the directions, and
>everything works fine.
>It will take a while to figure out how to use ardour, so I want to use
>audacity for now(which I used on my old system).  I have the following
>problem though:
>When asked to identify the device for recording/playing in the preferences
>box, audicity provides me with an uneditable drop down menu of one choice,
>Perhaps this was appropriate for the old system(without alsa), but
>shouldn't I have another choice to enter if I am using alsa?  How can I
>alter this?
>Michael Luchtan
It seems that to use Audacity with ALSA support requires building it 
with a newer version of the PortAudio classes (v19)
This version is still under development, so I presume this package is 
compiled with the previous version.
See the following URLs:
Note that PortAudio v19 also includes Jack support ... now that would be 
nice :-)