please help!!

I can’t open ardour at all. I get messages like this:

crybaby@crybaby-studio:~$ &
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `&’
crybaby@crybaby-studio:~$ ardour &
[1] 7904
crybaby@crybaby-studio:~$ No command ‘ardour’ found, did you mean:
Command ‘ardour4’ from package ‘ardour’ (universe)
ardour: command not found

[1]+ Exit 127 ardour
crybaby@crybaby-studio:~$ ardour4
bind txt domain [gtk2_ardour4] to /usr/share/ardour4/locale
Ardour4.6.0 (built using 1:4.6~dfsg-1 and GCC version 5.3.1 20160119)
ardour: [INFO]: Your system is configured to limit Ardour to only 1048576 open files
/home/crybaby/.config/ardour4/config:230: parser error : AttValue: ’ expected
/home/crybaby/.config/ardour4/config:230: parser error : attributes construct error
/home/crybaby/.config/ardour4/config:230: parser error : Couldn’t find end of Start Tag State line 230
/home/crybaby/.config/ardour4/config:230: parser error : Premature end of data in tag EngineStates line 223
/home/crybaby/.config/ardour4/config:230: parser error : Premature end of data in tag AudioMIDISetup line 222
/home/crybaby/.config/ardour4/config:230: parser error : Premature end of data in tag Extra line 148
/home/crybaby/.config/ardour4/config:230: parser error : Premature end of data in tag Ardour line 2
ardour: [ERROR]: Ardour: cannot read configuration file “/home/crybaby/.config/ardour4/config”
ardour: [ERROR]: could not initialize Ardour.
crybaby@crybaby-studio:~$ ^C

please help. Im not a computer guy…yet

There seems to be an error parsing the /home/crybaby/.config/ardour4/config file

If you remove or rename it Ardour will recreate it (although you may loose some configuration preferences).

It seems possible that something in your device identifier string may be interfering with XML parsing, so it may reoccur.

If you can, please try a more recent version like 5.12 and if you can still reproduce this issue please attach the ‘config’ file to a new report in the bug tracker.