Re: Is it possible to install Wine and Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit?
Yes, at last. I backed up my home directory, ran the live DVD, deleted all . files/folders in ~ except the ones I needed:
Originally Posted by desconocido
and re-installed Ubuntu 12.04 (amd64) using
/dev/sda1 (type efi) as "Device for boot loader installation",
/dev/sda2 (type ext4) mount as / with format option,
/dev/sda4 (type ext4) mount as /home - *NO format option*
This worked fine. The above files/folders were untouched (or at least work just as they used to) and new hidden stuff was put in my home folder.
This had the added advantage that I have finally been able to install Skype and Wine on the computer - maybe there was a lot of cruft from repeated installs that was kept in my home folder? Certainly Ubuntu Software Centre's history knew about everything I did through four installs where / was formatted each time. Now history begins today.
So maybe some of these dependency problems are caused by files stored in the home folder?
I have a Toshiba Satellite C50D laptop with 3.4 GB of RAM and (AMD E1-1200 APU @ 1.4 GHz with Radeon HD Graphics) x 2 processor; Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Kernel Linux 3.8.0-36-generic. (older posts refer to 8.04 or 9.10 on other hardware).