alright, I'm running a gentoo system with kernel 2.6.0-beta11, with alsa compiled into the kernel for my nforce2 mobo.
after installing jack and ardour, both seem to be working, but I can't get any sound into ardour from my line or mic jacks. I've been using qjackctl to launch jack, and jack and ardour seem to be communicating, but I can't get any of my soundcard's inputs to feed any sound to ardour. I can hear myself fine through my PC speakers.
A good jack-ardour howto or config guide would be a lot of help, as I'm new to both software packages. a screenshot of my desktop with qjackctl and the ardour mixer window is here: http://hollywoodb.tripod.com/screenshot.png
In the ardour mixer window in the screenshot, the mixer level shows no sound, but it should show something since I've got my guitar & signal processor cranked to the point of distortion.
Also, when I click the green INPUT button in the mixer window in the screenshot I can pick in1 or in2, but no matter what the button still only says INPUT, and doesn't seem to be keeping my selections there.
And I have my alsa mixer levels, etc, set correctly.
again, said screenshot: http://hollywoodb.tripod.com/screenshot.png