jOrgan Pup

Puppy Linux 5.1.1 with jOrgan 3.12

jOrgan Pup is a boot-from-the-CD-and-play virtual pipe organ and MIDI soundfont player. The CD contains Puppy Linux as the operating system, Fluidsynth as the soundfont player, Jack Audio Connection Kit to manage all the audio and MIDI, and jOrgan as the MIDI relay to control it all.

For more information about jOrgan itself please see the jOrgan Wiki -


In order to use jOrgan Pup you need to agree to the various licenses that govern the software and sample sets included on the CD.

Basically all these licenses boil down to the fact that everything on the CD is available for free for your own personal use, and that you are not allowed to create or use the contents of this CD image commercially.

Before downloading the file, please read the following page to familiarize yourself with what you are agreeing to:

Licenses included in jOrgan Pup


If you agree with the licenses presented above, you can download the CD image from:


Know Issues / Bugs

  • The jOrgan icons for PS Silbermann Frauenkirche 1736, PS Silbermann Sophienkirche 1720, PS St Augustine and PS St Stephen do not show in the Multimedia Menu. Renaming the .desktop files for these icons will solve the issue. See Known Issue Work Arounds for the steps to follow for this fix. This issue will be corrected in a later release.

Getting Started

The first step is to create the bootable CD by burning the ISO image to a CD using your favorite CD/DVD burning application (i.e. Nero). Once you have created the CD, then you will need to boot your computer with that CD. Some computers are automatically configured to start their boot cycle with whatever is in the CD drive, others are configured for other data storage devices (USB or HardDrive). Edit the boot cycle of your computer to enable it to boot from the CD.

Once you have booted the CD you will see the Puppy 5.1.1 boot screen, and then a whole bunch of text messages as Puppy informs you of what it is loading. Eventually you will be presented with the Graphics/Screen configuration dialogue. Select the right configuration for your graphics hardware and continue. See jOrgan Pup - First Boot for more details

The Puppy Linux desktop will then load, and the first boot options dialogue screen will show. You can click on 'Ok' or configure Puppy to your personal requirements.

When the boot options dialogue screen has been closed, Jack Control will load and you will be able to start the audio configuration.

See Puppy Audio for a quick tutorial of how to configure Jack with your audio system. Once the Jack Audio server is running, you can continue to loading a jOrgan model.

Included jOrgan Models

BCA baroque-classicistical argonon BKA 1.1, Hanseatic Baroque Organ HBO 1.2 and Cavaillé-Coll 1.6 - (
Rick Whatson's "Christie" Theatre Organ (
John Reimer's Earlwood models (
Graham Goode's "General MIDI" disposition - jOrganGM
Jacques Levy's Hammond B3 and Stiehr Mockers - Romanswiller models (
JP Cemieux's Hammond and Orchestral models (
Panos Ghekas' Cronenbourg, German Baroque, and Oberhausbergen models (
Paul Stratman's American Classic Organ 5.0, English Cathedral Organ 1.0, Silbermann 4.01 models, Prudhoe Methodist 1.1, St Augustine's 1.1, and St Stephen's 1.1 (

How to load a jOrgan Model

The jOrgan models can be found in the Multimedia -> Multimedia menu.

Click on one of the jOrgan Models to load it

Once the jOrgan model has loaded, use the jOrgan keyboard to play some notes and test the sound.

Using jOrgan Pup

Creating a Puppy Save file on your local Harddrive or USB Memory Stick
Installing jOrgan Pup onto a bootable USB Memory Stick
Customizing a jOrgan disposition to use your local MIDI devices
Jack Connection and Virtual MIDI devices
Jack Patchbay

Advanced Options

jConvolver with Jc-gui
Jack-Rack Reverb and other Effects