21-08-2011 14:59 - last edited 3 weeks ago by LiamB
I have a samsung chromebook running google chrome os, which I think is linux-based, but am not technologically savvy enough to know for sure.
Is there a version of Skype to download for me? I was going to download the linux beta, but it asked me what kind of linux I have, and I have no idea.
On my old apple ibook g4, I have downloaded the mac version and have a skype account. But the ibook is on its last legs, so would like to begin using my chromebook instead.
I checked if there was an app or extension in the chrome store, but only saw ones that would run off of an existing full skype download. Or at least, that's what it looked like to me.
Thank you in advance.
I have discovered that, yes, Chrome Os is based on Linux Kernal--the one with the penguin. There is some sort of connection with Ubutu as well as linux for mac. But I can't figure out exactly what sort of connection.
I tried downloading skype for open SUSE. Chrome choked on it and told me don't do this.
OK. Now what? Am I being too chicken? Should I override Chrome's squeamishness? Should I try downloading skype for Ubutu?
The static build can be made to work with a little bit of effort on the cr-48. So I would think it would work similarly on Samsung. I just got it working. I plan to do a write up and post here soon. How many people are interested?
After a recent update to chromeos notebook version, possibly in chrome 16 or 17, I am seeing a problem in running the skype on chromeos using my above procedure. One of the libs is missing! libXv.so.1.
There are many references on the net to this problem of this exact lib missing going back to many years. I do not know why it suddenly surfaced on a working install.
I think what skype has provided as a static build is not really a static build at all, it does not have the needed libs included in the package, but it has relocated the references to the lib so that they are absolute -- not relative to the binary.
If anybody knows where to get the exact version of the above lib (standalone --- not as part of any rpm) please post here or at my blog: http://goo.gl/9geYF