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    Unhappy Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    Hello!

    So I recently upgraded from 8.04 to 8.1 and then immediately to 9.1.

    Things seemed okay at first, but I ran into some serious problems. The most frustrating problem was that Skype is virtually impossible to use--calls disconnect, skype crashes, sound is delayed, things dont work, etc, etc.

    When I went to the skype website, the first thing I noticed is that Skype actually only supports up to 8.04, and so I want to go back to 8.04--at least until some real support is offered for other versions.

    Is there anyway to go back to 8.04 that does not involve losing all of my data?

    Thanks so much for any advice!

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    Re: Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    You cannot downgrade, only do a fresh install of 8.04. If you have a separate /home partition that contains your data, then you simply specify its mountpoint and do not format it during partitioning.

    If you only have a / partition containing everything, then you will have to back up data.

    Also, did you really expect things would work well using an alpha testing version (9.10)?
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    Re: Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    I see. I don't know enough about all of this. I don't actually know anything about separate /home partitions, but I am almost certain that I dont have such a thing. I'll back up my data and do a fresh install.

    Did I really expect things to work with an alpha testing version? I was not aware that I was installing an unstable testing version of ubuntu (or whatever alpha means). sorry for my insolence I guess...

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    Re: Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    You might consider 9.04, which is the most current non-testing version. Of course, I think all computer-related products, whether hardware or software, are always "in testing."


    Upon reinstall, however, you may wish to create a separate /home partition so reinstalling and installing newer versions will be much easier.

    Also, I experience no problems with skype in 9.04.
    Last edited by merlinus; June 23rd, 2009 at 09:20 PM.
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    Re: Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    I know you want to go back to 8.04, but if I was you seeing you are going to do a fresh install, I would try 9.04 first and see if it will work for you. If not, than you could do the 8.04 install. Post and ask if others out here are using Skype with 9.04 and how it works? I don't use it so I can't help with this.
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    Re: Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    Oh dear, I just realized where all of my total confusion has come from.

    I didn't mean 9.1--I meant 9.04!!!!

    Sorryyy!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    OK, but you still cannot "go back" to 8.04 (or 8.10) without doing a fresh install.

    But I wonder why you are encountering problems with skype? It works as well for me now as it has since 7.04. There is always a bit of an echo, as with cellphones, and talking at the same time as the other person always leads to strange sounds.
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    Re: Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    I have MagicJack and I wish I could use it in Linux, but the software only runs in Windows. I don't it will work with Wine because it loads from the USB device.
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    Re: Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    Try running it in VirtualBox.
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    Re: Downgrading from 9.1 to 8.04

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinus View Post
    Try running it in VirtualBox.
    I thought of that, but I have a duel boot system with Vista and Ubuntu, so If I need to use it, I just boot to Vista. My point was I wish it was supported in Linux so it can be used native, but the developer only chose Windows, not Linux.
    I think I got this thread off track. Sorry. Maybe we should get back on track.
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