The currently supported Ubuntu Studio releases are:
- Jammy Jellyfish 22.04 LTS until April 2025 (release notes)
- Focal Fossa 20.04 LTS until April 2023 (release notes)
- Upgrades to 22.04 are disabled until after the release of 22.04.1 in August 2022
- Impish Indri 21.10 until July 2022
- Upgrades to 22.04 are disabled until some outstanding upgrade-related bugs are dealt with
Please first make sure you have read the release notes of the Ubuntu Studio version you are using, including any known issues, linked above. You will also find dedicated documentation on Ubuntu Studio at the community wiki.
Please do not seek help using methods other than those listed below.
USE THIS METHOD FIRST!
Ask Ubuntu is the best way to receive support, and the preferred support method. It is monitored by much of the Ubuntu community, and answers to your questions can be edited in the future. You might even find the answer to your question there! (remember, Ubuntu Studio is Ubuntu!)
Via Chat and Instant Messaging
Please note: The real-time nature of chat and instant messaging means it is usually the fastest way to get help, but also that you might have to stick around for a while until someone is able to answer your question (perhaps even hours!). Chat and Instant Messaging are not the preferred support methods.
Matrix is a real-time, open-source chat protocol. You can join our support chat here!
Linux Musicians is an active forum on topics related to music creation on Linux.
Many of the major software have their own resources and communities, such as:
- Ardour Forums
- Blender Manual
- GIMP Tutorials
- Inkscape Forums
- Krita Documentation
- LMMS Forums
- Scribus Wiki
Ubuntu Studio uses Xfce (20.04 LTS) and KDE Plasma (20.10 and later) as its desktop environments, and thus, questions concerning that can be directed at the related communities as well.
If you have questions about using Windows software via Wine, WineHQ is a good resource to check for known compatibility issues and workarounds.