For newcomers to the conversation this topic refers back to Audacity fails to open
Hi @LizziAS, @kainonergon & @yotties. Sorry to open another post, but I tried to reply to the last reply from @LizziAS and the system banned my reply as "Your post was flagged as spam: the community feels it is an advertisement, something that is overly promotional in nature instead of being useful or relevant to the topic as expected. "
I have never been a member of such a ridiculous forum. However.....getting back to the point, I took up @LizziAS suggestions and installed a couple of the packages listed in her images which were missing from my pacman and also uninstalled and reinstalled Audacity without an iota of change. The GUI loads perfectly but I still can't record.