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    Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    I have heard that Skype is available for Linux. Yet I don't see it on Ubuntu 13.04 and don't see it in the Software Center. Is there any way to get Skype for Ubuntu Linux 13.04? Thanks!

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    If you're running 64bit Ubuntu, then run this command first:
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    You need to go into Software Sources to enable the Partner Repositories. In Software Center, go to Edit > Software Sources > Other Software and enable the two "Canonical Partners" checkboxes. Once done, exit, and update your repository info:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Skype should show up.

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    If you're running 64bit Ubuntu, then run this command first:
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    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    Is this some equivalent to "apt-get install ia32-libs"? Which is better?

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Well Skype is multiarch, which means the same package is used for both 32 and 64bit systems.

    More info here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Just enabling the partner repository should pull down all the necessary 32bit libs to work on 64bit. It did for me.
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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Helo Dip, I'm a bit geek with linux and ubuntu, I have read these instructions but it is not working pls see what it wrote back to me:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    skype : Depends: skype-bin
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    I don know and how to run skype at the end, I have HP probook i3, with Intel's HD4000? Thank in advance

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    just download the .deb from their website and install it.
    dell inspiron 1521, AMD Turion, ATI mobility radeon x1270.

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    You will notice that the Skype developers only support Ubuntu LTS releases - 10.04 and 12.04 and not interim releases. That is the issue here.

    http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/

    Here will see the difference between free to download with limited freedom to use proprietary software and open source software. If you start skype from the terminal you may see some error messages that indicate missing libraries that can then be installed through Synaptic Package Manager. It is a bit of an experiment.

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jovanontherun View Post
    Helo Dip, I'm a bit geek with linux and ubuntu, I have read these instructions but it is not working pls see what it wrote back to me:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    skype : Depends: skype-bin
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    I don know and how to run skype at the end, I have HP probook i3, with Intel's HD4000? Thank in advance
    Try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove skype
    Add partner repository (if not already done).

    Then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install skype
    This should pull down all the necessary dependencies. Installing skype from the Skype website will not do that.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu 13.04?

    Hi Tim,

    It does not work see the msg:

    Reading package lists... Done
    jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
    jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo apt-get install skype
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package skype:i386 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source


    E: Package 'skype:i386' has no installation candidate
    jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$

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