I can't get the mike and speakers to work at the same time. I have version 4.1 something of Skype and I see it can be a bear from some fora. Usually it seems to be the web cam, but that works. The mike is a fairly cheap one with a stand that is hard for the cats to knock over. There's nothing wrong with the mike or speakers in Mint itself. Mint sees both and tests them just fine. So I'm thinking it's Skype. Where can I find an older copy of Skype? I searched, and I'm not even looking at some of the sites that turned up. I'd like the previous version, and advice as how to tell certain apps NOT to update.