Ardour on Xandros Deluxe 3.0 Issue


I’m new to Linux, I use Xandros 3.0 Deluxe, and so far I haven’t had much trouble installing programs…but…

I used Xandros Networks tool to get Ardour, Jack, and all the other things listed on this site that are needed files and libraries.

It installed fine, but when I go to launch Ardour I get a message about it not being able to connect to Jack.

I am always logged in as root/Admin, and I have no other program called ardour as the error message suggested might be a possibility. It also said to try restarting Jack, but I have no clue how to do that.

I REALLY need this program, if anyone could help me out with this I would greatly appreciate it.



Here is a screen capture of what I see when I try to launch Ardour:

Here is what I get if I run “jack” from a console:

This is jack 3.1.1 ©2004 Arne Zellentin
warning config file /etc/jackrc is of unknown version None.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/”, line 134, in gettoc
File “”, line 4, in ?
error: (5, ‘Input/output error’)
Trouble reading the disk’s TOC. If you already ripped the CD, you’ll have to
cd into the created directory which is either named after the CD’s title
or still called jack-xxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx is a hex number).

I realize it’s telling me to do something, I just have no clue what that something means.

The package you want is called the Jack audio connection kit. The program you are launching is not the same jack. Try looking for an app named jackd. Or better yet look for it’s GUI frontend named qjackctrl. Hope this helps.

Hi, thanks for the reply. :slight_smile:

I have jackd isntalled already, and qjackctrl also is installed.

I entered in jackd into the command line, does this mean anything useful?

WRATH:~# jackd
jackd 0.99.0
Copyright 2001-2003 Paul Davis and others.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details

usage: jackd [ --realtime OR -R [ --realtime-priority OR -P priority ] ]
[ --no-mlock OR -m ]
[ --unlock OR -u ]
[ --timeout OR -t client-timeout-in-msecs ]
[ --port-max OR -p maximum-number-of-ports]
[ --verbose OR -v ]
[ --silent OR -s ]
[ --version OR -V ]
-d driver [ … driver args … ]
where driver can be alsa',coreaudio’, dummy',oss’ or `portaudio’

   jackd -d driver --help
         to display options for each driver

If you have qjackctrl, run it. Things will be much easier for you, otherwise : “man jackd” on the CLI to figure out what the options mean. You’re halfway there!


to launch correctly jack you have to specify the driver. For example alsa. In this case you have to hit:

jackd -d alsa

normally it should be good and ardour will be able to start.