Ardour 3: Keeps thinking it is being run for the first time

I am running Ardour 3 on two computers. One is 32-bit and the other is 64-bit. Other that this the setups are the same:

Ubuntu Studio 12.04 LTS with KXStudio. All packages updated to latest rev.

I haven’t reported this as a bug because its the kind of thing that could be a file permissions problem somewhere rather than a problem with the software.

When you start Ardour 3 for the first time, it asks you a series of questions and then asks you for your first project.

But it does this for me every time I start it. If I name an existing project, it goes ahead and opens it after informing me that it already exists.

Any thoughts?

I’m having this same issue. Xubuntu 12.10.

studio@studio-p6813w:~/.config/ardour3$ ls -la
total 44
drwxrwxr-x 2 studio studio 4096 Mar 11 22:47 .
drwx------ 36 studio studio 4096 Mar 11 22:10 …
-rw-rw-r-- 1 studio studio 0 Mar 11 22:03 Ardour_announcements_linux_3.0
-rw-rw-r-- 1 studio studio 9177 Mar 11 22:44 ardour.rc
-rw-rw-r-- 1 studio studio 3414 Mar 11 22:03 gdk-pixbuf.loaders
-rw-rw-r-- 1 studio studio 1206 Mar 11 22:54 instant.xml
-rw-rw-r-- 1 studio studio 3907 Mar 11 22:03 pango.modules
-rw-rw-r-- 1 studio studio 63 Mar 11 22:03 pango.rc
-rw-rw-r-- 1 studio studio 102 Mar 11 22:47 plugin_statuses
-rw-rw-r-- 1 studio studio 28 Mar 11 22:04 recent
-rw-rw---- 1 studio studio 0 Mar 11 22:03 sfdb

Does ~/.config/ardour3 exist ? What are its contents? What are their permissions? (use ls -la)

@bmarkham1: ardour should create a file called ~/.config/ardour3/.a3 (note the two dot/periods). It does this from within the startup dialog/wizard, but in reviewing the code again, it appears that it only does this if you chose to modify any of the settings presented to first time users! I’ve changed the code, but in the meantime if you use this command, the issue will go away: touch ~/.config/ardour3/.a3

Thank you!