First off, thank you to all the great questions and easy to follow how to(s) on this site. Great community answers here.
This is my first time using Ubuntu so I really need easy to follow directions.
My main issue is that this is a HTPC on a laptop and when I use the laptop and open and close the screen, my sound for HDMI switches to laptop speakers and not back. I have read some work arounds for this here but as I understand pulseaudio 9.0 has been released and fixes this issue.
So, how can I (hopefully easily) upgrade my Ubuntu from 8.0 to 9.0?
Is this a bad idea?
I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.1