Linux Compatible Sound Card Recommendation

I just can’t get the Soundblaster Live 24bit to work right.

Here’s what I need:

run two speakers and a bass-booster
Send and receive Skype calls
Use a microphone.

Is there a sound card that is very well supported for Linux and I don’t have to be a programmer/guru to set up?

I have used a c-media for years,never falters

HCL/Sound Cards - openSUSE

Thanks. I’ll see what I can find. Appreciate it.