Skype pulled the same nonsense on Ubuntu as it did on Mint. No freaking sound. I spent the whole damn day reading and finally checked the physical speakers. I have a very good set, but they are circa 2000 and I guess newer Linux doesn't like them. I grabbed an el cheapo pair from another computer, messed with a few more things, and Skype works. I did the test call, got sound and my recording back.
The damn speakers work in XP on the same cards.
I also managed to get the Epson V300 perfection working. That took even more of the day.
I even got the old Gnome desktop.
What I can't do is install FX and TB ESR. They are tar.bz files. Used sudo and it tells me I don't have permission to do anything with the files. This desktop has the root terminal, can I use that?
Once I get the system the way I want it, it's staying that way.
I did see Iron Browser in Software center somewhere.
I finally got some sympathy from the Vulcan. I told him I wanted to use Ubuntu for online banking and some shopping as it was more secure. The last time he said that since Linux was free, it was probably no good.
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