THE ONE STOP SOLUTION
Anyone will be able to use this command to get Skype working on Ubuntu Intrepid or Linux Mint 6.
Press ALT+F2 for a run command box and type in gnome-terminal and ENTER. Or if you prefer the slower route then click Applications on your panel, then Accessories, and last Terminal.
Then type: su root
Then type: ENTER
Then type: (enter your root password here, not your user password) If your using another ubuntu version other then Linux Mint skip down to "PART 3"
(If using Linux Mint and did not choose a root password from installation, you may have to go to :
System > Administration > "User Groups" to adjust this. Here click unlock and enter your user password. Then select root and set your root password." From then on you will have to use the root password to unlock it.
Once in the terminal and after entering your password proceed.
su root ENTER,
aptitude remove pulseaudio
aptitude install esound
aptitude remove /etc/X11/Xsession.d/70pulseaudio
Restart your system and Ubuntu should work perfectly for Skype.
PS: Do not fail afterwards to make sure Skype is working perfectly with Ubuntu. Your Skype settings me be off as well.
Please see this very easy and informative guide below. Ubuntu's community has put together a real good article on this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype
- Brandon F