[SOLVED] Unable to install Skype

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[SOLVED] Unable to install Skype

Postby TrevelyanBlues on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:17 pm

Hi guys,

Ok, so having just installed Mint 13 after a very long ordeal I'm now trying to get myself used to the new system.

My primary focus just now is getting Skype, everythin else I can wait for and figure out over time.

Simple question really...

How do I intsall it?

I've tried the installs on the Skype website but they all present a meesage that an older version is available and more compatible on the software channel. I checked the channel (or what I believe to be the channel) and tried a download on there. Every time I click install the bar at the bottom fills and nothing happens.
I've also tried the "sudo apt-get skype" etc to no avail, says it's unable to install...

Unable to fetch some archives- and then something about trying --fix-missing

I tried that with the end result of E: Abort install

Any advice?

Thanks everyone
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:45 pm

Try the following two commands on the terminal (run them one at a time):
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apt update
apt install skype
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby TrevelyanBlues on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:00 pm

sorry i took so long, paying attention now!!!

it came up with this on the update

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

should i do as it says? or is something else afoot?
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:39 pm

Yes, please do the command as it says. Any errors, share them here. It seems another package has not successfully completed installing, and hopefully this command will fix it.
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby TrevelyanBlues on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:56 pm

i keep getting stuck with this when i try and install skype

Configuration file `/etc/grub.d/10_linux'
==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation.
==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version.
What would you like to do about it ? Your options are:
Y or I : install the package maintainer's version
N or O : keep your currently-installed version
D : show the differences between the versions
Z : start a shell to examine the situation
The default action is to keep your current version.
*** 10_linux (Y/I/N/O/D/Z) [default=N] ?

the update stated Done
install created the above problem, which should i go for, if any?
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:59 pm

Keep your current file is usually the right response for files in /etc. So either press enter on the prompt to do that, or press the 'D' key to show the differences between your current file and the newer one.
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby TrevelyanBlues on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:03 pm

just pressed enter lol, tried the D before and i've no idea what happened xD
keep you posted, thanks for following this :)

ok, it stated a lot but it's said this at the end

Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Processing triggers for menu ...

it looks pretty normal to me, please correct me if otherwise

should i try apt install skype or something else?
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:08 pm

Go ahead, try skype install.
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby TrevelyanBlues on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:14 pm

did this maybe work...?

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
skype is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 16 not upgraded.


sorry to keep this going but i feel with such progress i don't want to muck it up now!

where do i go from here? :)
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:17 pm

Skype should be installed already? Check your Internet section in the menu.
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby TrevelyanBlues on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:25 pm

awesome

ok so skype is now a go!
umm, hate to be cheeky but do you know how i can get video through this? only has phone calls, can i update without screwing up what we (mainly you) just did?
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:45 pm

Might be a problem with your webcam support on Skype. That goes beyond what I'm familiar with, but perhaps here is something that may help: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams
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Re: Unable to install Skype

Postby TrevelyanBlues on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:39 pm

you have been incredible, thank you so much for your patience and persistence!
looked all over the internet to no avail and you've provided the answers i so desperately needed
can't thank you enough :D
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