Skype stopped working when I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 on my 32-bit laptop.
Skype currently has no version for 13.10. Ubuntu 12.10 is the last version supported. Does that mean no more Skype with Ubuntu?
I have tried (to the best of my ability) to follow various suggestions offered on this site and nothing has worked. In particular, I tried all of the suggested answers to the post entitled Installing Skype in Ubuntu 13.10. I have been able to reproduce the "truck horn" sound, but have never gotten proper sound. I have tried the questioner's own workaround, but it did not work.
I have tried both suggestions found at: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/get-sound-working-in-skype-with-ubuntu.html but without the slightest success.
Back in good old Ubuntu 12.10, Google Earth and Skype both worked. Now neither works. Is it too much to ask that Canonical check that these two widely used programs will continue to work with each update before releasing it?