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skype 4.0

Postby kc1di on Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:25 pm

For those not wanting to wait for skype 4.0 to show up in the repos here a page that explains how to install it on Mint and ubuntu
It works well for me with mint 13 and cinnamon I haven't tested it on any other versions yet.
Cheers.
http://www.noobslab.com/2012/06/install-skype-40-in-ubuntulinux-mint.html
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Re: skype 4.0

Postby manoka on Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:47 am

Thanks kc1di!

I'm using Mint 9. Do I have to use the same commands as for Ubuntu - exactly as written on the mentioned web page?

How long is it likely to take until skype 4.0 can be installed with the software manager?
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Re: skype 4.0

Postby willation on Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:35 am

Thanks! I went to the link and step by step, I copy & paste to terminal. Works great! By the way, I'm a newbie 8)

Install Skype on Ubuntu 64bit

wget -O skype http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-u ... _amd64.deb
sudo apt-get install libxss1 lib32stdc++6 lib32asound2 ia32-libs libc6-i386 lib32gcc1
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo dpkg -i skype && sudo rm skype
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Re: skype 4.0

Postby manoka on Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:12 am

I think my system is 32-bit.
On the Skype download web page they differentiate also, among others, between Ubuntu and Debian.
I still wonder whether the commands, on the web site recommended above, are suitable for my mint version.
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Re: skype 4.0

Postby kc1di on Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:36 am

manoka wrote:I think my system is 32-bit.
On the Skype download web page they differentiate also, among others, between Ubuntu and Debian.
I still wonder whether the commands, on the web site recommended above, are suitable for my mint version.

if you are using mint 32 bit and cinnamon then the ubuntu one works fine.
if you are using LMDE - i would think the debian one would work for you but I have not tried that.

if unsure just keep using the repository version it will be updated at some point.
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Re: skype 4.0

Postby manoka on Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:02 am

Unfortunately the repository version does not work well enough - there are too many crashes.
I'm quite a newbie as well, so I downloaded and installed the regular mint 9 version, though I don't really know about the -bit etc.
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