[Ardour-Users] Could not create session

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Sat Aug 13 13:20:05 PDT 2016

Sorry, but we do not and cannot support Ardour packages built by Linux

Please try out a build (there are free demos) from ardour.org/download. If
the problem persists with one our own builds, then we can look into it.
Otherwise, it will just be another of the many distro-specific bugs that
we've had to deal with over the years (and are very tired of).

Someone on IRC had just last week had this exact problem and it went away
when they used our official build.


On Sat, Aug 13, 2016 at 4:05 PM, John Aten <welcome.to.eye.o.rama at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> I just installed Ubuntu Studio packages onto my working install of Ubuntu
> 16.04, following the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/
> community/Ubuntu%20Studio%20Upgrade%20from%20Ubuntu . I installed all the
> packages, except for ubuntustudio-desktop, and followed the instructions
> there as closely as possible. Configuration basically consisted of adding
> my user to the audio and video groups, because, as I read it, none of the
> other changes are required or available for 16.04. The only thing that
> didn't work was the attempt to install linux-lowlatency-pae, giving the
> error that the package was not found. After this I restarted, and can get
> audio in and out through my interface (Scarlett focusrite) . I was able to
> record audio through the interface into audacity, and can get output from
> audacity, lmms, firefox and other programs.
> The trouble starts when I try to setup a new session in Ardour4: I click
> 'New Session,' enter a session name and do not modify 'advanced options' in
> any way. The Audio/MIDI setup screen comes up, and I switch the input and
> output devices to the scarlet. The hiccup seems to come in the selection of
> 'Audio system;' here I can choose ALSA or JACK, with ALSA being already
> selected. If I leave ALSA selected and hit start, the session comes right
> up just fine, but isn't connected with JACK. If I select JACK and hit
> 'start', a screen pops up that says: "JACK is already running. Ardour will
> connect to it and use the existing settings." I click "connect to JACK." At
> this point, a warning comes up about my system having a limited maximum
> amount of locked memory. (I was under the impression that this was
> preferable for stability, and I don't think this is the problem.) I click
> ok; JACK seems to be connected. I hit okay to start the session, and I get
> a 'Loading error', which says: "Could not create session in... <home
> directory>"
> It happens this way even if I have stopped jack through QjackCtl; Ardour
> claims it is running and connects to it.
> I did some googling on this, as well as searching the Ubuntu studio
> forums, and I can find no problem description that seems to be exactly the
> same.
> I am not attempting to use the low latency kernel. I am pretty new at
> this, and I am not sure how to go about it yet; I wanted to get audio and
> midi working before looking into that.
> I would greatly appreciate any help with this conundrum!
> J
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