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Old 05-23-2008, 04:03 AM   #1
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Puppy Linux 4 & Ardour 2

Hi There...

I'm just wondering if it's possible to get Ardour 2 working on Puppy Linux 4.

If so...
then please show me a dumb-ass-noobie way through the setup process.

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toni S / Finland.
Old 05-23-2008, 12:28 PM   #2
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Possible? - yes
Practicle? - probably not

Ardour is a fairly heavy application by puppy standards. To run Ardour properly, you need a realtime or low-latency kernel and the jack audio server - I can't imagine that either is available for puppy. Ardour isn't that hard to compile if you can find the requirements. On Puppy I can imagine that you might have to compile some of the requirements - so this is a fairly big project for a self-proclaimed 'dumb-ass-newbie'

I would try xubuntu (7.10 for the time being) - it has all the requirements packaged.
Old 05-29-2008, 04:56 PM   #3
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I love puppy but for audio work I would recommend dyne:bolic (

This is a live CD with low latency kernel which has Ardour, Jack, Ladspa effects, Hydrogen & whole lot of other audio stuff already installed. There is also an HD install method a bit like the puppy method of copying compressed files to the hard drive. It is designed to work on older harware so it flies on newer kit.
Old 10-17-2009, 12:15 AM   #4
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Hello all, perhaps someone still always view this thread...

Just informing what maybe important:

Ardour can running with Puppy Linux, and that was Ardour 2.3 on Puppy Linux 4.1.2.
I use such Ardour (and all its dependencies) in debian package that mainly compiled for Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy and just running well with Puppy Linux 4.1.2.
I even just distribute Puppy 4.1.2 Live CD with Ardour + qjackctl for Indonesian Musicians.

These are many reasons for some musicians looking for Ardour compiled/installed on "MINI LINUX DISTRO", and they were even wanna buy it with proper price of course.

Last edited by heru.htl; 10-17-2009 at 12:24 AM.
Old 10-19-2009, 12:58 PM   #5
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I still do not think there is much point running Ardour on puppy as it does not have a low-latency kernel.

If the PC is good enough I would use musix, for older PC's I would use dyne:bolic (which I have used on a PIII with 500MB of RAM). Both of these also have plenty of LADSPA effects, Hydrogen drum machine & audio editors as well.


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