I had the same experience of skype not launching in ubuntu 11.10. I tried all of the fixes offered above, with no success. I finally tried the last one, removing it from the repository, installing it from the site & launching it from terminal. It started, and video worked right away too, which was an issue in the previous installation. So far, so good. Thank you all for your assistance!
I tried skype 32 bit and it's working fine. Only problem I am facing is not able to see callers video. My webcam is working fine and other party can see and hear me well.
When i tried gtalk video from gmail it's working fine.
Anyone has any idea whats going wrong?
I have a new 11.10 system ( 64 bit )
see the filename to prove 64 bit.
Looks like skype used the wrong compiler for 64 bit version
to skype, use the correct compiler amd sustem setup for 64 bit.
below, you will see that I do not get the 'wrong arch type' on 64 bit version
I get ' skype depends on lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.1.1-21); however:
Package lib32stdc++6 is not installed.'
and same with other packages.
for my system, here is what uname returns:
Linux ubuntu11 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
when I try to install sky deb file from skype website, I get:
wbryan01@ubuntu11:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu_22.214.171.124-1_amd64.deb
Selecting previously deselected package skype.
(Reading database ... 101004 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking skype (from skype-ubuntu_126.96.36.199-1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
skype depends on lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.1.1-21); however:
Package lib32stdc++6 is not installed.
skype depends on lib32asound2 (>> 1.0.14); however:
Package lib32asound2 is not installed.
skype depends on ia32-libs; however:
Package ia32-libs is not installed.
skype depends on libc6-i386 (>= 2.7-1); however:
Package libc6-i386 is not installed.
skype depends on lib32gcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1-21+ia32.libs.1.19); however:
Package lib32gcc1 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing skype (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
This is a way to fix the problem:
1) Open the terminal
echo foreign-architecture i386 | sudo tee /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch
sudo apt-get install libxss1:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386
sudo apt-get install libqtgui4:i386
Now Skype will work on Ubuntu 11.10. Enjoy!
The solution is simple. On a clean system with no updates download Skype from skype.com. Then double click to install. Open a terminal as root.Type skype. It will open and ask for your details. You are now in Skype!I hope this will help you. I have had a great deal of help reading others blogs and hope this works for you.
08-11-2011 00:00 - edited 08-11-2011 00:02
@dxdanny: THIS WORKED when coupled with a Skype DEB package download/install from the host site. Not sure if the DEB package was even required, but I had already nuked my distro Skype package so went ahead and re-installed it from Skype.
64bit Kubuntu 11.10
I was still getting very bad audio issues so i upgraded the kernel to 3.1 absolutely perfect now
http ://www. upubuntu.com/2011/11/how-to-install-kernel-31-on-u
When I try to install Skype on an Asus EEE X101 running Lubuntu 11.10 I get the message:
Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libqt4-dbus (>= 4.4.3)
Does anyone have any idea what I should do?