Re: Sound problem
I understand completely!
Originally Posted by RGNOME
The trick is to not use Unity. XFCE and LXDE are more like the Gnome2 desktop you have on 10.04 and easily loaded through APT.
$ sudo apt-get install xfce4
Then logout and at the login screen, hit the little "cog" next to where you type in your userid. That should display a list of different desktop environments with XFCE listed. Enjoy, while still being on a current OS.
When coming from Windows or OSX, most end users don't understand that the GUI is just another program under Linux. There are 50-1000 different options. If you don't like one, try a different version. When you find one you like, you can easily remove all those others - including Unity.
While I haven't tried it, there is a growing community using "Cinnamon" as their preferred desktop now. Personally, I find any "DE" overkill and prefer a straight WM - Window Manager setup. I appears to me that 99.999999% of all bloat in Linux is with the desktop environments. Those are not necessary to run programs at all. Most end-users don't understand that.
Linux User since 1993. Loving Linux since 1996.
When you find the solution, please come back to this thread, explain the solution, and mark it SOLVED to help the next guy.