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[SOLVED] Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby cozski » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:01 am

Hello

I was informed by Skype that I had to update my installation version and went here: https://www.skype.com/en/download-skype ... -computer/

I downloaded the DEB file but on installation it tells me it's the wrong architecture. My PC is 32 bit. Where can I find an installation DEB package for 32 bit? I cant seem to find anything.

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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby DAMIEN1307 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:09 pm

cead mile failte, cozki...greetings from new mexico usa via way of south boston, my home town...to my knowledge, in july 2017 when newest version of skype for linux was released it was only for 64 bit systems with only POSSIBLE future support for 32 bit...their resoning was that 32 bit systems are getting to be long in the tooth now...thats the last i heard of this thus far...slante...Dia a bheith leat...DAMIEN

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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby cozski » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:09 pm

Ah, that doesn't sound to good! Thanks for letting me know. What would my options be in sticking with Linux and getting use of Skype?

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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby DAMIEN1307 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:45 pm

hi cozski...i would wait for more replies just to see if someone else has better info then i have at this moment or maybe a work around...64 bit will not work on a 32 bit system...other then that, all i could say is that 32 bit is on its way out and 64 bit has been around now for about 10 or 12 yrs now, so it would be prudent to be saving euros for a 64 bit system...DAMIEN

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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby JerryF » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:25 pm

What is your make and model of your computer? It may be 64-bit capable, but you have 32-bit Mint installed.

Can you post the results of this command from terminal:

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inxi -C
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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby phd21 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:56 pm

Hi "cozski",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Skype is in the Linux Mint Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM), whether or not this Linux version is still working, I do not know.

There are other much more secure multi-media messaging applications that you and the people you communicate with can use other than Skype, like "qTox (Qtox)", "Wire" (developed by ex skype developers, 32-bit and 64-bit versions), Jitsi, Ring, Linphone, etc... There are many posts on this topic already in this forum.

+1 for posting the results of the console terminal command, I am amazed at how many people install a 32-bit Linux Mint even though their computer hardware is 64-bit.

+1 If your computer is truly a 32-bit computer, then you and all other 32-bit users should really consider getting another computer that is 64-bit. There is a major push to stop developing software for 32-bit computers going on right now (has been for over a year). You can get an okay older used 64-bit computer for $50us give or take a few dollars, make sure it has at least 2gb of system memory, more is better.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby prestonR » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:31 pm

The 32-bit version of ghetto-skype is still working fine. This was a wrap of web-skype before the official linux skype elektron client came out (which doesn't work on 32-bits). The maintainer was wondering if he should keep the project alive - if enough ppl tell him that his package is the last 32-bit linux client he might...

https://github.com/stanfieldr/ghetto-skype/releases

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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby cozski » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:51 pm

JerryF wrote:What is your make and model of your computer? It may be 64-bit capable, but you have 32-bit Mint installed.

Can you post the results of this command from terminal:

Code: Select all

inxi -C



Hey, results below:

CPU: Dual core AMD FX-4130 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 1800 MHz 2: 2600 MHz 3: 2600 MHz
4: 1800 MHz
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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby cozski » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:52 pm

phd21 wrote:Hi "cozski",

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Skype is in the Linux Mint Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM), whether or not this Linux version is still working, I do not know.

There are other much more secure multi-media messaging applications that you and the people you communicate with can use other than Skype, like "qTox (Qtox)", "Wire" (developed by ex skype developers, 32-bit and 64-bit versions), Jitsi, Ring, Linphone, etc... There are many posts on this topic already in this forum.

+1 for posting the results of the console terminal command, I am amazed at how many people install a 32-bit Linux Mint even though their computer hardware is 64-bit.

+1 If your computer is truly a 32-bit computer, then you and all other 32-bit users should really consider getting another computer that is 64-bit. There is a major push to stop developing software for 32-bit computers going on right now (has been for over a year). You can get an okay older used 64-bit computer for $50us give or take a few dollars, make sure it has at least 2gb of system memory, more is better.

Hope this helps ...


Hello, results below:

System: Host: sunonthecross-System-Product-Name Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A78L-M/USB3 v: Rev X.0x
Bios: American Megatrends v: 1401 date: 08/28/2012
CPU: Dual core AMD FX-4130 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 15269
clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 1400 MHz 2: 2600 MHz 3: 1800 MHz
4: 1400 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS780L [Radeon 3000]
bus-ID: 01:05.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1680x1050@59.95hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780 (DRM 2.46.0 / 4.8.0-53-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS780 HDMI Audio [Radeon (HD) 3000 Series]
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:05.1
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Card-3 Chicony Gateway Webcam driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 008-002
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Ralink RT3060 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R
driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 bus-ID: 04:05.0
IF: wlp4s5 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 2620.5GB (30.3% used)
ID-1: USB /dev/sda model: Expansion size: 2000.4GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_840 size: 120.0GB
ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: HD size: 500.1GB
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: TSST CDDVDW SH-224BB
rev: SB00 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 48x multisession: yes
audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 94G used: 44G (49%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
ID-2: /boot size: 472M used: 116M (26%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sdb1
ID-3: swap-1 size: 16.89GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: 25.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1790 sys-1: 1551
Info: Processes: 219 Uptime: 5:27 Memory: 1705.2/15934.8MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby JerryF » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:24 pm

I see that you have 16 GB RAM and looked up the CPU which is 64-bit.

Because you have a 32-bit system installed, it can only access up to 4 GB RAM. The computer isn't being used to its full potential.

I would install the 64-bit version.
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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby cozski » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:45 pm

JerryF wrote:I see that you have 16 GB RAM and looked up the CPU which is 64-bit.

Because you have a 32-bit system installed, it can only access up to 4 GB RAM. The computer isn't being used to its full potential.

I would install the 64-bit version.


Hey, thanks... do you mean install 64 bit Linux or 64 bit Skype? Sorry if I sound a little daft... but appreciate the help.
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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby JerryF » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:55 pm

The 64-bit Linux.
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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby cozski » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:14 pm

JerryF wrote:The 64-bit Linux.


Okay, thanks for that. I shall get on to it!
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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby prestonR » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:32 pm

do you mean install 64 bit Linux or 64 bit Skype?

Yes, the 64-bit Mate and on that you'll be running 'modern' 64-bit apps like 'Skype for Linux', Google's Chrome browser and other software that are only available for newer 64-bit hardware.

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Re: Skype Installation (latest version)

Postby cozski » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:11 am

Thanks for the help/advice on this. As recommended I did installed 64bit Mint and this has solved the issues I had. Much appreciated.
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