This is my second attempt at installing Ubuntu. In my first attempt, I selected "download updates" and "install third-party components"; in my second attempt, I deselected both. Still experiencing the same problem.
In my first attempt, I selected "skip" and the installation completed, but language support was incomplete.
I have Ubuntu installed on an old HP Pavilion a700n . I put a couple of gigs of ram in there and it ran really nice until about 2 weeks back and for some reason I lost audio. Not real sure what happened. To be honest, I think it was something in the updates that my computer did not like as I did not attempt to modify anything by myself.