Installing Ardour as One-Click-Install from SUSE Repository

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NickNameX
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Hi all,

today I installed Ardour on two computers running Suse Linux.
The archive is automatically installed from the Suse repository
as a "One-Click-Install".

On both computers I see the same behaviore:
After clicking on the Icon I see no window appearing,
Ardour can bee seen for several seconds in the task bar
but then Adour "dies silently" without giving me
any hint why it shuts down.

I wanted to try Ardour as my new USB device is a
Lexicon Alpha and it should be supported by Linux.

Thanks for Your help,
Peter

Edward Diehl
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If you want to see more details on the error start Ardour on the command line and look at the output. For even more output start ardour with strace like this: strace ardour. However, it is not unlikely that you might not understand this output. Instead, I'd recommend un-installing the Suse version of ardour and installing the ardour 2.8.12 with the nice its own nice install script - see http://ardour.org/download. This version should work.

Edward Diehl
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To see more details on the error, start Ardour on the command line and look at the terminal output. For even more output start ardour with strace like this: strace ardour. However, it is likely that you might not understand this output. Instead, I'd recommend un-installing the Suse version of ardour and installing the ardour 2.8.12 with the nice its own nice install script - see http://ardour.org/download. This version should work.

ccaudle
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You do not mention starting JACK before starting Ardour. Make sure that the JACK audio server is installed, and either start JACK from the command line, or what I find more convenient, by installing and starting the QJackControl application to start the JACK server.

Once you verify that the JACK server starts and is using the correct audio hardware, then start Ardour.

-- Chris C