10-01-2013 19:27 - last edited on 01-05-2013 17:54 by LiamB
I have tried to install skype for linux and it will not install. I have an active Skype account but when I upgraded to 12.10 Ubuntu 64 bit .. Skype http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-preci
Have you tried using the version available from the medibuntu repository? This is the one I am currently using.
For running 32B software on a 64B system you may find some usefull information at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/32bit_and_64bit.
I use Kubuntu 12.10 on a 64B system and the installation gave no problems. I hope you are successful.
Firstly, to install the medibuntu repository a guide based on using command line is at http://www.medibuntu.org/repository.php. This just involves copying the text and pasting it into your console program and it will insert medibuntu package ppa into your package manager. The packages available from medibuntu are listed for each ubuntu distribution at http://packages.medibuntu.org/
I was mistaken in thinking that Skype was only available from medibuntu. So, if you don't want to have the other packages from medibuntu it is not necessary. I always add the medibuntu ppa after each installation as I need the extra fonts and multimedia codecs.