You were right, Sportsgeist. I installed Synaptic (Should install by default when Ubuntu is installed) and then installed Skype. It added the lib package it needed and Skype is up and running in 11.10. Test call was perfect.
I spoke WAY too fast. Skype is now hung - tight - when I tried to shut it down in an orderly manner. The Icon in the notification area is still there despite many tries at making it "Quit". I did a 'pgrep' and got the process. Kill supposedly did it's job, but about 30 seconds later the whole system went down. I had to do a hard power-off to recover. When I did, I lost my desktop and had to re-create it.
Skype is definitely not ready for Ubuntu 10.11. I have uninstalled it.
I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and the previous 64 bit version was disabled/uninstalled, so I simply installed Skype:i386 from the Ubuntu Software Centre and it works perfectly well, including video.
Having exactly the same problem of Skype hanging. This is the only bad experience with 11.10 so far, real shame.
I have tried all the methods posted here. I also tried re-installing Ubuntu 11.10 and nothing worked. I might just try another distribution, as Skype is really important for me.
Okay someone please help me here:
I use Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit NOT 64-bit like most of you in this forum seem to be using.
Someone please help me out ASAP. I need Skype working by October 23 6pm EDT (tomorrow) at all costs if at all possible. Thank you!
so, I just installed SKYPE on my new Dell e6420 laptop with Ubuntu 11.10x64 from the skype website downlaod for ubuntu. it worked first try and I have had no issues with it at all. however, it still requires the modified run script on my desktop.
I use kubuntu 11.10 and for this I did not use the version of Skype in the repositories. I removed it and downloaded the ubuntu version of skype 126.96.36.199-1. As this forum does not allow me to show internet addresses, I found it by using in Google "download skype for linux" and it was the first on the list, ie . . . skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/li
I installed the new version just by clicking on the downloaded package. On my system it initiated the installation of dependencies and then stopped. Another click on the package installed Skype and I have been very happy with the 35-1 version.
I uninstall version from repository, install version from site. It dont lunch from panel, BUT it easy work from terminal! I only type "skype".