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skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Ghost-Dogg on Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:18 am

hi all gurus
i'm new to linux mint
i'm useing mint 16 petra cinnamon 32bit
i just wanted to know if i can get skype to run on this

thank you
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Tejas_0 on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:31 pm

Yes. Look under tutorials. :arrow:
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Wompoo on Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:18 pm

Sorry for the beginners question, but where do I find "tutorials"?
On the web or in Linux somewhere?

I found tutorials, but could not find a suitable version of Skype for my version of Linux.
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby hexabit on Mon Jan 06, 2014 6:41 am

Maybe just install from the website http://www.skype.com/ ?
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Minterator on Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:48 am

You can install Skype from Synaptic. There's also a simple tweak to get a larger video window.
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Tejas_0 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:23 am

Should find all the info you need when you enter skype in the search for this topic at the top of the Software & Applications page. There you will find quite a few posts in this regard.
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Wompoo on Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:26 am

I have tried most of the suggestions above and still cannot find a version of Skype suitable for Linux Mint 16.
The Skype site does not offer one. It offers others, for all I know, one of them might be suitable. i tried downloading a version for Ubuntu, but it would not work.
Frustrating.

Can someone help with a solution that works please?
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Tejas_0 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:35 pm

In a Terminal paste:
Code: Select all
apt install skype --install-recommends
and hit Enter.

After that you will just have to read the posts in this forum in order to get skype working. :(
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Wompoo on Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:51 pm

Tejas_0 wrote:In a Terminal paste:
Code: Select all
apt install skype --install-recommends
and hit Enter.

After that you will just have to read the posts in this forum in order to get skype working. :(


Ok, thanks I'll give that a go now.
By the way, where do I see (0r enter) the "Code:Select" part of that suggestion? I have never seen in it Terminal and it has never accepted a entry of those words?
Puzzled?
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Sucess.

Postby Wompoo on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:08 pm

It worked! Thanks tejas.
I have not tried it out yet, it's a bit too early in the morning. However, it seems to be otherwise fine.
This was my first opportuntiy to use the "Terminal" function in Linux.
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Pondus on Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:12 pm

No no, the "Code: Select All" is for selection of the entry below, not part of the code... ;)
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Tejas_0 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:16 pm

Pondus wrote:No no, the "Code: Select All" is for selection of the entry below, not part of the code... ;)
And here had never given it a passing thought. Live and learn. :idea:
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Wompoo on Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:38 am

Pondus wrote:No no, the "Code: Select All" is for selection of the entry below, not part of the code... ;)


Ok, I more or less understand. What it amounts to is I should ignore it, is that correct? Where does it arise and for what purpose?

I will try out making a call with Skype later tomorrow or tonight even. If it works as I expect it to I will edit the title of this thread to "solved".

Thanks to all.
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Re: skype for mint 16 petra

Postby Tejas_0 on Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:05 am

Wompoo wrote:
Pondus wrote:No no, the "Code: Select All" is for selection of the entry below, not part of the code... ;)
Ok, I more or less understand. What it amounts to is I should ignore it, is that correct? Where does it arise and for what purpose?
Click on it then you can copy the entry for whatever purpose you need.
Wompoo wrote:I will try out making a call with Skype later tomorrow or tonight even. If it works as I expect it to I will edit the title of this thread to "solved".
Will be very surprised if it works first off, otherwise you cannot escape reading the previous posts of others, where is explained how :wink:
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