I’ve finally got a desktop pc up and running. I had to unplug my video card and go with the on-board one as I couldn’t get any of many distros to work otherwise. Even Ubuntu had major issues with my video card, despite that my previous and much older version had had no troubles with it.
Perhaps the base install just can’t deal w/a video card. I have Linux on my laptop, but am not a fan of tablets nor laptops when it comes to productivity. In any case, I am back up and running now at long last, and have access to my OTB games going back a couple of years at least, and will try to get them into scid (chess DB) at some point.
The ChessX database looks very nice, and professional on Kubuntu.