I have more or less got a clean install of Ardour and I have no audio output. I did have audio coming out until I decided to try setting up JACK - I followed a couple of (fairly old) tutorials on getting things set up:
This basically involved:
- Install the Linux low latency Kernel
- Configure real time access (I didnt actually do anything here, this was already done - presumably handled with the Ardour install)
- Add the KXStudio repository
- Install pulseaudio-module-jack
- Install QjackCtl
After following these steps and fiddling around with QjackCtl, I’ve had to audio out of Ardour. I’ve tried to undo these steps, uninstalled and re-installed ardour, and I still have no audio output.
Hardware-wise, I just have my laptop (running Linux Mint 20.1) and a basic USB headset connected, nothing else.
I have tried using the ALSA audio system, specifying HDA Intel PCH as the output device (presumably this is my on-board audio device) and have tried specifying USB Audio Device, and I get no audio (this worked before following the steps above).
I have also tried Jack with similar settings, however I know nothing about how to configure this (from what I understand it’s more complicated and is suitable for more complicated setups, however I dont think it should be necessary for my USB headset
Anyone able to help out with this? I’ve ended up in a state where Ardour is completely unusable and I’ve no idea how to fix it I do have a backup that I can restore as a plan B, but I’d like to try and understand what’s went wrong and fix it if possible.