How to get and install skype?

Leslie Anne Chatterton lahc2007 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 16:00:04 UTC 2012


Hi Paul,

While using the repositories is the best and safest way to install anything
in Kubuntu, Skype can also be obtained from the skype.com website. There is
an Ubuntu version in both 32 & 64 bit. Might be worth a try since you are
having issues with the repository version.
On Jun 8, 2012 11:19 AM, "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 08/06/2012 14:42, Nils Kassube wrote:
>
>> Paul Stear wrote:
>>
>>> Oh dear!!!  It's just too much hassle microphone not working - what
>>> is pulse audio anyway?  web cam not found.
>>>
>>
>> Pulse audio is a certain layer of the audio system. If things haven't
>> changed, you could run the program pavucontrol (from the package with
>> the same name). With this program you can enable your microphone.
>>
>> And for the webcam you could first check if the program cheese can see
>> it. If that works, you may want to start skype with the command
>>
>> LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-**linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
>>
>> from konsole on a 64bit system or with the command
>>
>> LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-**linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
>>
>> on a 32bit system.
>>
>> Please note: I haven't tried any of the commands above because I don't
>> use skype. But from what I remember from helping a friend to run skype
>> with a webcam with a previous version of Kubuntu, it should work.
>>
>>  Why can't things be simple plug and play and off you go.
>>>
>>
>> Please ask Microsoft, they are the owner of Skype. But to be fair, Skype
>> wasn't working without problems before it was bought by Microsoft.
>>
>
> Try here:
> http://www.mindwerks.net/2011/**09/skype-on-ubuntu-11-10-**oneiric-ocelot/<http://www.mindwerks.net/2011/09/skype-on-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot/>
>
> it got me up and running on 64-bit, back on 32pae I have no problems. As
> for mic/sound install Veromix widget - WAY better control of pulseaudio
> than KMix. In my opinion that is.
>
> Having done that I have no problems with Skype.
>
> Best
> Sinclair
>
>
>
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