How to install Ardour on a Chromebook

Today we are looking at how to install Ardour on a Chromebook.

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Please use the video as a visual guide, and the commands and links below to install it on your Chromebook.

This tutorial will only work on Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU (with Linux Apps Support) and not those with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

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Install Ardour
1) 00:05 (time stamp in the video)
We start the process by enabling the Linux Container on our Chromebook.  You can al
ways remove it again in the future as well if needed.

To enable it, we go to the settings of our Chromebook, inside of it, we click on the "Advance" option in the left panel, and then the "Developers" section. Then enable Linux from there as seen in the video.

2) 00:39
Now we continue to the next phase in the tutorial and that is to run several commands in our Linux terminal, which will install Ardour.

Some general facts about the terminal.  To paste a command into the Linux terminal, press "Ctrl Shift v" together.  After you paste a command into the Linux terminal, please press "enter" to run it.  At some commands you will see a question to press Y or n to continue.  If you see it press "enter" to continue.

2.1) This command will update the repositories of our Linux container.

sudo apt update

2.2) 01:18 This command will install an application called flatpak, which we will use to install Ardour with.  The Y and n question will appear in this command, please press "enter" then.

sudo apt install flatpak

2.3) 01:36 This command will add the flathub repository to our Linux container, which we require to install Ardour.

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

2.4) 01:48 This command will install Ardour.

a Person needs to press "enter" twice to start the installation process.

sudo flatpak install flathub org.ardour.Ardour

3) 02:10
Now we will launch Ardour.

Update Ardour
4)  03:29
After you installed Ardour, and you notice that Ardour received an update, you can run this commmand to upgrade your version of Ardour to the latest version.

sudo flatpak update

5) 04:16
To remove Ardour in the future, if you want to, you can run these two commands.  It will just remove Ardour, not the rest of oyur Linux Applications.

5.1) This command will remove Ardour.

sudo flatpak uninstall org.ardour.Ardour

5.2) 04:29 This command will remove all other applications which just Ardour requires.

sudo flatpak uninstall --unused

To remove the whole Linux container, look here


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