This is how I did it! I assume you have root access and use slackware 10 with 2.4 kernel. If you are not using slackware have a look at http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/
Not for Slackware!
Had a look at http://ardour.org/requirements.html
Followed link to patches by Andrew Morton
Got the correct patch. http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/sc...html#downloads
Took a look at jack pages. http://jackit.sourceforge.net/docs/faq.php
Got the slapt-get package.
Unpacked the patch.
Carefully read Low-Latency 2.4.x with ALSA HOWTO
patch -p1 < /dir/where/you/put/2.4.x-low-latency.patch
Made a copy of configure with new name, just in case.
* Slackware does not have sysctlrc file like red hat.
make xconfig (follow how-to directions, save and exit.).
Renamed files in /boot vmlinuz, config, System.map for backups.
copied bzImage from /usr/src/Linux/arch/i386/boot to /boot
Copied System.map from /usr/src/Linux to /boot
Typed: lilo from command prompt in shell. (VERY IMPORTANT!)
Crossed fingers, knocked on wood, said a prayer, rebooted system.
What do I do if kernel fails?
Did I type lilo at command prompt before rebooting?
Use slackware install disk and type, bare.i root=/dev/your harddrive ie hda1/ noinitrd ro Just like it says to do.
rename /boot files bacjk to what they were before. Type lilo at prompt in term.
If I changed /etc/lilo.conf I will need to change it back.
I reboot and say more prayers. Try, try again...
I Installed slapt get and configured as per directions. I used the slapt-getrc example file for the rc file. When slaptgetrc was right I saw the ardour package in the
slapt-get --list, after slapt-get --update. Typed: man slapt-get
Typed: slapt-get --update, slapt-get --list, slapt-get --install ardour.
Sat back and watched the magic.
Took a look at jackd man page, typed: man jackd & man jackstart
You might need to reboot for jack, but I am not sure.
Started jack with: jackd -d alsa , or whatever works for my system.
jackd -d alsa -S -i 2 -o 2 -s seems to work best with my limited system.
Took a look at ardour man page, typed: man ardour.
Typed: ardour and said more prayers.
Revelled in all my glory when I got it to start!
Downloaded manual from ardour web site.
Used slapt-get --install qjack to install qjack and ran the setup, and started qjack.
Hope this helps, now I need a better sound card and more memory.