anyone else get skype working?

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anyone else get skype working?

Postby shengchieh on Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:47 pm

The latest version of skype for linux just came out, i.e., skype 4.0.

http://skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/o ... ter/linux/
-> download

I'm still using L.M. LXDE 10 because I only have 4G space on this 701 eee laptop. {Probably will change distro.]
I downloaded skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.7-1_386.deb and used sudo dpkg to install it. When I run skype, a window pops
up asking for username & password. When I type them, nothing shows. But after I type them, the username and
******** show and login me in. Similiar problem occurs when I try to change option. E.g., I tried to change the
video option. I click various options and nothing shows. I can't "see" what I am doing.

Is this problem due to an old version of L.M.LXDE or something else?

Can others try to install the latest skype and see what happens?

Brw, the machine specs are at

http://shengchieh.50webs.com/Laptoplspci.txt
http://shengchieh.50webs.com/Laptoplsmod.txt
http://shengchieh.50webs.com/Laptoplshw.txt

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Re: anyone else get skype working?

Postby hellfire695 on Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:05 pm

I think I'm dreaming, microsoft created a linux release i think im gonna faint.
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Re: anyone else get skype working?

Postby antikythera on Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:22 am

you can get lxde 12 to install on a netbook with less than 4GB space by inserting a USB thumb drive to fool the partitioner into thinking there is more space. The installation won't go on it and you don't actually need more than 4Gb:

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Re: anyone else get skype working?

Postby shengchieh on Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:29 pm

I know I can, but I rather not. I'm already thinking of moving to antiX when their final release is out.

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Re: anyone else get skype working?

Postby seppalta on Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:17 pm

What do you mean when you say "nothing shows?" Some versions of skype come with white font on a white background. To change, go into skype options and change "Style" in the "General" category to something other than "Cleanlooks".
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Re: anyone else get skype working?

Postby shengchieh on Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:24 pm

Nope, that wasn't the problem either. It was on desktop setting. I tried window, motif, cde + quit skype + login skype. No success. It's missing a libarary or something.
I posted in the skype forum too - no answer. I can't use skype as it is. Too many missing texts. Will wait until I change distro unless someone else have an idea.

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Re: anyone else get skype working?

Postby vonchill on Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:46 am

Hi Sheng-Chieh,
I saw this tutorial: http://www.noobslab.com/2012/06/install-skype-40-in-ubuntulinux-mint.html and noticed they also installed the library: libxss1

Maybe adding that will help you out.

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