Saturday, July 28, 2012

Where are all my Audacity plugins?

I end up having to do this every time I (re)install Linux on one of my machines, so it's getting blogged. The base install of Audacity, for some reason, doesn't install the LADSPA libraries, which means you get a very limited set of plugins. Run this to get the whole kaboodle:
~$ sudo aptitude install vco-plugins tap-plugins swh-plugins rev-plugins omins mcp-plugins
Credit goes to Jeff Ammons. In a recent version of Mint Debian, Audacity was still unable to find the LADSPA plugins. I was able to get it to work by setting the LADSPA_PATH environment variable in /etc/environment (using the find command to locate the LADSPA folders):

Adding "Users and Groups" Back into Linux Mint 13 XFCE

Linux Mint 13 XFCE is beautiful, and just works. It is missing System -> Users and Groups for some inexplicable reason. I assume at some point they'll realize the problem and fix it. In the meantime, you can add it back in like this:

~$ sudo aptitude install gnome-system-tools