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How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by Zero004 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:28 am

Here is the Video tutorial ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Veufu-X ... e=youtu.be


Command use :

1 :sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386


2 :apt-get install gdebi


3: Update the system


4 :wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-u ... 1_i386.deb


5 : sudo gdebi skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by Trapper » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:46 pm

Works for me. Step #2 , to insure gdebi is installed, needs to be run as sudo. Thanks for the instructions.
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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by ddalley » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:17 pm

The colons should be edited, to be away from the commands.

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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by zerozero » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:23 am

two remarks (and thanks for the contribution)
1. if you have a debian 7 package why install the ubuntu deb?
2. do not run skype as root
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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by Trapper » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:20 am

zerozero wrote:two remarks (and thanks for the contribution)
1. if you have a debian 7 package why install the ubuntu deb?
2. do not run skype as root

Yup. Thanks. Myself, I was not aware a Debian deb was available. I found this:

https://wiki.debian.org/skype#Installing_Skype

Is this what you are referring to?
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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by zerozero » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:30 pm

yes, the wiki has also a few workarounds, useful for the most common problems skype has in linux.
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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by john7148 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:33 pm

I cannot get Skype to run, when I run the command to add i386 architecture nothing seems to happen but no error message. When I try and run Skype in terminal I get error while loading shared libraries libGL.so.1 cannot open shared object file no such file or directory. Whenever I do a refresh in update manager or terminal it hangs and fails to fetch files, I have tried changing sources but without success. Any help appreciated, must get Skype running.

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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2 (SOLVED)

Post by john7148 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:26 am

I have found a solution now, the problem was with my Nvidia legacy drivers 304.xx Skype was trying to load the 64 bit version of libGL.so.1 I found the 32 bit driver in /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/i386-linux-gnu
Create a Skype .conf file.

sudo gedit /etc/ld.so.conf.d/skype.conf

add one line
/usr/lib/mesa-diverted/i386-linux-gnu
save and run sudo ldconfig -v

It seems to be a common problem with Nvidia drivers with Ubuntu and other systems with Skype.

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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2 (SOLVED)

Post by Monsta » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:24 am

john7148 wrote:I have found a solution now, the problem was with my Nvidia legacy drivers 304.xx
Yes, a known issue with their proprietary drivers. I've already posted a solution here.

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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by fjal » Fri May 01, 2015 5:31 pm

Good morning afternoon evening.

I am testing the new version of LMD2 X64 cinnamon ...

And I realized that when, you upgrade the nvidia graphics drivers, you upgrade the entire repository (except those marked with 4 and 5) put because they can be unstable ...

Still SKYPE stops working (not work Skype) and no Windows shares on the local wireless network at home ... (failure SAMBA) files look

Does anyone know how to fix this ...?

Thank you for your attention.

fjal

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Buenos días tardes noches.

Estoy probando la nueva versión de LMD2 X64 cinnamon...

Y me di cuenta de que cuando, actualizas los controladores de la gráfica nvidia, actualizas todo el repositorio (menos los que están marcados con 4 y 5) porque ponen que pueden ser inestables...

Aún así deja de funcionar SKYPE y ya no se ven los archivos compartidos de Windows en la red wifi local de casa...(fallo de SAMBA)

¿Alguien sabe como solucionar esto...?

Gracias por la atención prestada.

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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by fjal » Sat May 02, 2015 7:06 am

Good morning_afternoon_evening.

I realized that when you update the drivers for the NVIDIA graphics makes .... ... after

sudo nvidia-xconfig

WARNING: Unable to locate / open X configuration file.

Package xorg-server was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps You should add the directory container containing `xorg-server.pc '
PKG_CONFIG_PATH to the varying environment
No package 'xorg-server' found
New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'



Buenos días_tardes_noches.

Me di cuenta de que cuando, actualizas los controladores de la gráfica nvidia.... pone... despues de

sudo nvidia-xconfig

WARNING: Unable to locate/open X configuration file.

Package xorg-server was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `xorg-server.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'xorg-server' found
New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by killer de bug » Sat May 02, 2015 1:19 pm

first of all, please update correctly your system:

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apt update && apt dist-upgrade
After this, for Skype, if you have a x64 system with Nvidia, the solution is probably here:
Monsta wrote: Install i386 version of libgl1-nvidia-glx or libgl1-nvidia-legacy-<version>-glx, depending on whether you use the current drivers or the legacy ones. Only this lib package is required - no need to install the whole load of driver packages for i386. :)
To force the installation of a i386 package, please use:

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apt install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 
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Re: How to install Skype on LMDE 2

Post by fjal » Sun May 03, 2015 11:04 am

thanks

To work SKYPE

apt update && apt dist-upgrade
apt install libgl1-nvidia-glx: i386


And it works ....
Thanks ...


Gracias

Para que funcione SKYPE

apt update && apt dist-upgrade
apt install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386


Ya funciona....
Mil gracias...
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