Bug#852683: audacity: Starting Audacity disables headphone jack output

Michael Yoo michael at yoo.id.au
Thu Jan 26 11:37:24 UTC 2017

Package: audacity
Version: 2.0.6-2
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

* What led up to the situation?

Starting Audacity on a laptop with a single headphone jack that serves as both
headphone and mic jack (3-pin jack).

* What was the outcome of this action?

For some reason, the headphone jack stops working afterwards. There is no sound
output through the headphone jack. This bug is persistent through exiting
audacity, restarting audacity, and restarting the whole computer.

* What outcome did you expect instead?

Audacity causes no issues with the headphone jack. Or if necessary, audacity
reverts the jack's settings the prior state so that exiting audacity preserves
the sound output function of the headphone jack.

* I have found a work-around and additional references:


* Additional info

I think this bug is happening because Audacity re-tasks the headphone jack to a
mic jack? The default setting in audacity for Edit - Preferences, "Recording
Device" is set to "default: Headphone Mic:0". Changing this to "default:
Internal Mic:0" fixed the problem.

Best regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.6
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable'), (100, 'unstable'), (100, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages audacity depends on:
ii  audacity-data     2.0.6-2
ii  libasound2        1.0.28-1
ii  libavcodec56      6:11.8-1~deb8u1
ii  libavformat56     6:11.8-1~deb8u1
ii  libavutil54       6:11.8-1~deb8u1
ii  libc6             2.24-8
ii  libexpat1         2.1.0-6+deb8u3
ii  libflac++6        1.3.0-3
ii  libflac8          1.3.0-3
ii  libgcc1           1:6.2.1-7
ii  libglib2.0-0      2.42.1-1+b1
ii  libid3tag0        0.15.1b-11
ii  libmad0           0.15.1b-8
ii  libmp3lame0       3.99.5+repack1-7+deb8u1
ii  libogg0           1.3.2-1
ii  libportaudio2     19+svn20140130-1
ii  libportsmf0       0.1~svn20101010-4
ii  libsbsms10        2.0.2-1
ii  libsndfile1       1.0.25-9.1+deb8u1
ii  libsoundtouch0    1.8.0-1
ii  libsoxr0          0.1.1-1
ii  libstdc++6        6.2.1-7
ii  libtwolame0       0.3.13-1.1
ii  libvamp-hostsdk3  2.5+repack0-2
ii  libvorbis0a       1.3.4-2
ii  libvorbisenc2     1.3.4-2
ii  libvorbisfile3    1.3.4-2
ii  libwxbase3.0-0    3.0.2-1+b1
ii  libwxgtk3.0-0     3.0.2-1+b1

audacity recommends no packages.

Versions of packages audacity suggests:
pn  ladspa-plugin  <none>

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