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Novel Tourist

But isn't skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_amd64.deb supposed to be a 64 bit version?


For which reason it requires 32 bit libraries when those libraries are available in 64 bit?


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Novel Tourist

Skype is working and not crashing so much, but I still can't send messages to my friends. I get the yellow exclamation mark..In one instance my friend was able to send me a message but it's the only excemption. I can't send any messages to my friends anymore at all.. Is there a fix for this?

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Novel Tourist

It worked for me too: Ubuntu 11.10, 32 (I just deinstall skype and install skype using the synaptic).

--> reply to: Hiballer68

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Novel Adventurer


The commands installed these files OK

sudo apt-get install libqt4-core:i386

sudo apt-get install libqt4-gui:i386

sudo apt-get install libdbus-1-3:i386


sudo apt-get install libxss1:i386

returned    E: Unable to locate package libxss1:i386

No big deal tho, Skype now runs OK

Ah, the mysteries of Linux, how I love them

Anyhow, thanx for your help

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Novel Tourist
Skype dont work.
i have Ubuntu 11.10, vf0420 live! cam vista IM.
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Novel Tourist
I first installed Ubuntu 11.10 and then skype and skype was working well, only the camera is not working. I using the camera from my laptop and no USB type. may be you have a solution for this?
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Novel Tourist

über Terminal einfach mit "Skype" starten und es funktioniert, warum es sich nicht per Icon starten lässt ist vollkommen unklar...


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Novel Adventurer
i had to down load the pulse audio control,
this has options for the webcam. good luck
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Novel Tourist

I have Ubuntu 11.10. Today I downloaded Skype 2.2 Beta for Linux for Ubuntu 10.4+ 32-bit (the latest supported version available). At first clicking on the icon on the launcher did not bring about anything.


After having gone to the terminal, having typed sudo -i skype and having given my (Linux) user password it works perfectly, whether I use start the application with the Launcher or with the Dash Home.


Hope this helps

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Novel Tourist
I can confirm that the skype vendor is still unable to create a proper 64bit version. And the 32 bit version (disguesed as 64 bit version) is hopelessly broken. Ubuntu realized it and cut the support. Even the canonical repository delivers a 32bit version with broken dependencies: skype:i386 : Hängt ab von: libqt4-dbus:i386 (>= 4:4.5.3) soll aber nicht installiert werden Hängt ab von: libqt4-network:i386 (>= 4:4.5.3) soll aber nicht installiert werden Hängt ab von: libqtcore4:i386 (>= 4:4.5.3) soll aber nicht installiert werden Hängt ab von: libqtgui4:i386 (>= 4:4.5.3) soll aber nicht installiert werden Empfiehlt: sni-qt:i386 soll aber nicht installiert werden I think since ubuntu is kicking skype, I will do so too. Jabber has the same functionallity and has proper native support. Without the 32bit library bull**bleep**.
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