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How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby supergoo on Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:23 pm

How to install Skype in Mint Debian

Open Your Terminal

Type su -

Your will be prompted for your root password

enter you password this now puts you in root mode

paste this into the terminal

apt-get install libasound2 libc6 libgcc1 libqt4-core libqt4-gui libsigc++-2.0-0c2a libstdc++6 libx11-6

These are the dependencies for skype

next download the skype package for lenny and save to your desktop

once you have that done type the following into the terminal

dpkg -i (then drag the skype package to the terminal you will then see the following)

dpkg -i '/home/wb4bbc/Desktop/skype-debian_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb'

you need to have it look like this

dpkg -i /home/wb4bbc/Desktop/skype-debian_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb<---so it looks like this (only your user name will be different( the ' are removed from the end and the very start)

Then hit enter and skype will install


Hope this helps

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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby NCFC on Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:38 pm

Brilliant Supergoo.

Your instructions worked like a charm. :D

Everything is now a go in LMDE.

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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby marvinudy on Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:57 pm

supergoo,


Good post. This is a lot 'cleaner' than setting up Skype
'static'. Thanks again for the input.


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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby supergoo on Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:03 pm

Glad that it worked for you.. Hope you are enjoying Debian Mint.



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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby craigevil on Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:21 am

Add the Skype repo to your sources.list.

# Official site for latest version of Skype. http://wiki.debian.org/skype
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free

apt-get update;apt-get install skype

Or Reload in Synaptic; search for skype, rich-click choose install.

This method also keeps it updated.
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby sunwatt on Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:54 pm

supergoo wrote:How to install Skype in Mint Debian

Open Your Terminal

Type su -

Your will be prompted for your root password

enter you password this now puts you in root mode

paste this into the terminal

apt-get install libasound2 libc6 libgcc1 libqt4-core libqt4-gui libsigc++-2.0-0c2a libstdc++6 libx11-6

These are the dependencies for skype

next download the skype package for lenny and save to your desktop

once you have that done type the following into the terminal

dpkg -i (then drag the skype package to the terminal you will then see the following)

dpkg -i '/home/wb4bbc/Desktop/skype-debian_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb'

you need to have it look like this

dpkg -i /home/wb4bbc/Desktop/skype-debian_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb<---so it looks like this (only your user name will be different( the ' are removed from the end and the very start)

Then hit enter and skype will install


Hope this helps

supergoo


100% perfect, thanks !!

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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby ukbrian on Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:14 am

supergoo thanks for this one it worked first time :D
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby vincent on Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:46 am

One minor note: this applies to 32-bit systems only. I know that's redundant, since LMDE is only available in 32-bit at the moment, but if anyone plans on trying out pure Debian 64-bit, Skype will cause you a headache. As Skype is a 32-bit only application, you'll need ia32-libs and associated dependencies to install Skype, but the problem is that Skype crashes when you login. :P Ubuntu has patched ia32-libs (or was it some other package?) to get Skype working on Ubuntu 64-bit, but Debian hasn't yet backported that patch.
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby dnmint on Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:27 pm

supergoo wrote:How to install Skype in Mint Debian

Open Your Terminal

Type su -

Your will be prompted for your root password

enter you password this now puts you in root mode

paste this into the terminal

apt-get install libasound2 libc6 libgcc1 libqt4-core libqt4-gui libsigc++-2.0-0c2a libstdc++6 libx11-6

These are the dependencies for skype

next download the skype package for lenny and save to your desktop

once you have that done type the following into the terminal

dpkg -i (then drag the skype package to the terminal you will then see the following)

dpkg -i '/home/wb4bbc/Desktop/skype-debian_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb'

you need to have it look like this

dpkg -i /home/wb4bbc/Desktop/skype-debian_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb<---so it looks like this (only your user name will be different( the ' are removed from the end and the very start)

Then hit enter and skype will install


Hope this helps

supergoo


Thank you sir
Worked like a charm
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby alfavictory on Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:22 am

Finnaly!!!

I had installed skype!!!

Thanks a lot Supergoo!!! LMDE Rules!!!
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby joutlan on Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:53 pm

there is no 64 version of Skype for Lenny.....any suggestions? tks

EDIT: for 64 bit LMDE (since skype is 32 bit):

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sudo aptitude install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk skype


per Clem on IRC....works fine.
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby ukbrian on Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:48 pm

Edit
This post was rubbish, I was getting my distros mixed up sorry :oops:

I failed to get the 32 bit live cd to run so I gave the 64 bit a try but I'm having problems with Skype so could you tell me which repo I need to add to my sources.list with full instructions etc please as running the command fails.
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sudo aptitude install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk skype
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby joutlan on Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:23 pm

ukbrian wrote:I failed to get the 32 bit live cd to run so I gave the 64 bit a try but I'm having problems with Skype so could you tell me which repo I need to add to my sources.list with full instructions etc please as running the command fails.
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sudo aptitude install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk skype


install all three of those libraries from Synaptic, standard repos....that's all.
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby ukbrian on Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:24 pm

Thanks for the reply but Synaptic fails to find those files
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ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk skype

I'm just tinkering on a HDD in a esata hub so I removed Skype and I thought I'd try Ubuntu Tweak :roll:
and that did the trick for me tho, Skype is working. :lol:
I used the method describe on this link to get the video going http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=55100

I realize it can be dodgy using Ubuntu PPA's but nothing ventured nothing gained and it's not my main OS.
I also installed Exaile the same way without any problems so far.
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby mockturtl on Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:45 pm

theZoid wrote:
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sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk skype
Works like a charm for me on LMDEx64.

edit: maybe not a charm... something sent me into system-wide segfault hell, but I don't think it was skype

Anyhow, installing ia32-libs-gtk solves:

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$ skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtDBus.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
^C
[1]+  Exit 127                skype

(Curious newbie: how'd a gtk library fix a qt problem?)
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby joutlan on Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:12 pm

mockturtl wrote:
theZoid wrote:
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sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk skype
Works like a charm for me on LMDEx64.


Yep, that's all it takes :)
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby cwgtex on Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:06 pm

Using 64bit LMDE, I installed Skype from the Software Manager, and found out it wouldn't launch (as other here have mentioned). I went Synaptic and installed [ia32-libs-gtk]. I already had [ia32-libs] installed from something else, not sure what. It works perfect now.
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby joutlan on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:53 pm

cwgtex wrote:Using 64bit LMDE, I installed Skype from the Software Manager, and found out it wouldn't launch (as other here have mentioned). I went Synaptic and installed [ia32-libs-gtk]. I already had [ia32-libs] installed from something else, not sure what. It works perfect now.


That's exactly what I did....have you tried to use your microphone in Skype? Does it work?
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby cwgtex on Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:16 pm

theZoid wrote:
cwgtex wrote:Using 64bit LMDE, I installed Skype from the Software Manager, and found out it wouldn't launch (as other here have mentioned). I went Synaptic and installed [ia32-libs-gtk]. I already had [ia32-libs] installed from something else, not sure what. It works perfect now.


That's exactly what I did....have you tried to use your microphone in Skype? Does it work?


Works perfectly. I just found out today they added video to the linux skype client. I thought it still wasn't available. I'm very happy, now I don't have to reboot to Vista when I need to use Skype. Now if only they would change video conference from a pay feature to a free feature.
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Re: How to install Skype on Mint Debian

Postby joutlan on Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:30 pm

cwgtex wrote:
theZoid wrote:
cwgtex wrote:Using 64bit LMDE, I installed Skype from the Software Manager, and found out it wouldn't launch (as other here have mentioned). I went Synaptic and installed [ia32-libs-gtk]. I already had [ia32-libs] installed from something else, not sure what. It works perfect now.


That's exactly what I did....have you tried to use your microphone in Skype? Does it work?


Works perfectly. I just found out today they added video to the linux skype client. I thought it still wasn't available. I'm very happy, now I don't have to reboot to Vista when I need to use Skype. Now if only they would change video conference from a pay feature to a free feature.


You on a Desktop? Several of us laptop users can't use our mic's in Skype....video is fine though....
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