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baudline: How to solve the "all input devices disabled" error on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

20 Mar

Baudline is a time-frequency browser designed for scientific visualization of the spectral domain. Signal analysis is performed by Fourier, correlation, and raster transforms that create colorful spectrograms with vibrant detail. Conduct test and measurement experiments with the built in function generator, or play back audio files with a multitude of effects and filters. The baudline signal analyzer combines fast digital signal processing, versatile high speed displays, and continuous capture tools for hunting down and studying elusive signal characteristics.”

Baudline

Baudline

Unfortunately when I tried to run this interesting signal analysis program on my ThinkPad running Ubuntu GNU/Linux (11.04), it gave the famous “all input devices disabled” error on its main screen. The FAQ on its website did not help, so after a bit of tinkering I found a solution:

aptitude install alsa-oss

Installing ALSA wrapper for OSS applications seems to solve the problem by letting you run program as:

aoss ./baudline

Thanks to this tiny utility I can continue exploring baudline and analysing mystery signals. ;-)

 
4 Comments

Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Linux

 

4 responses to “baudline: How to solve the "all input devices disabled" error on Ubuntu GNU/Linux

  1. Ronald

    July 19, 2012 at 00:09

    Thanks for your baudlne tip !

     
  2. Thio

    August 22, 2012 at 00:37

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ! you saved me. i was looking for hours for that solution for aoss answer. You are the correct faq that i found. Thank you my friend.

     
  3. robert

    June 2, 2013 at 14:52

    thank you!

     
  4. ockert8080

    August 8, 2013 at 20:45

    dankie man!

     

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