I was using Blender 2.8 Beta fine, and then when I went to Edit > Preferences, is crashed. Now on startup, it spits this error and then immediately closes.

"al lib (EE) getchannelmap failed to match front-center channel (2) in channel map"

Getting this written down was a pain because of that. I tried deleting the preferences folder... and installing a different build of Blender 2.8, but it still won't start.

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    $\begingroup$ Did you use a surrounding sound configured in your computer? It seems like the sound library failed to configured your devices. Swap the sound output device to something else and try again might work, I guess $\endgroup$ – HikariTW May 23 '19 at 4:55
  • $\begingroup$ have you rebooted? $\endgroup$ – rob May 23 '19 at 12:13
  • $\begingroup$ This happens to me when EeVee is Switched to Cycles etc. on Blender 2.80, which get's weirded-out with material normal map texture displacement on a sculpt and I see green speckles in the viewport with freezing and often a blue screen of death is also known to appear on high -end system with 20 cores and RTX 2080 Ti. Yes, Rebooting helps but is not the best solution to Blender 2.80 crashing initially. $\endgroup$ – Master James Aug 26 '19 at 12:01

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