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    Question Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    Straw poll; is it just me or does Skype 2.1 beta not want to install on Karmic? All I get is a descent into dependency hell over libqt4's.

    This is for both ubuntu and debian deb packages from the main Skype site.

    All the old versions 2.0 and earlier have vanished.

    I've got it working with the static version (tar.bz) but a lack of decent instructions slowed things down. I was surprised all the solutions I found around the net were out of date.

    Maybe worth an article for those struggling? RC
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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    I have installed Skype 2.1 beta. Tested works fine.

    Yeh it does install some qt libs, i let it do it.
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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    The plot thickens... My machines are supposed to be on identical installs of Karmic.

    My repository sources list is identical as I copied from one to the other...

    The Compaq now runs the 2.1 deb pkg and Skype Call recorder OOTB, as does the JVC. Not bad for 2 old relics. Not so the Dual-Core Dell, with circular complaints of QT-libs.

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    I just found this thread. I am running Ubuntu 9.10 dual-booting with Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop. I found that changing to Microphone 2 enabled me to use Skype. I just finished a conversation with a fellow down in New Zealand. It works very well for me. In fact it is the only version of Linux that would work with Skype for me.
    Cheers. Ray

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by rayclev View Post
    I just found this thread. I am running Ubuntu 9.10 dual-booting with Windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop. I found that changing to Microphone 2 enabled me to use Skype. I just finished a conversation with a fellow down in New Zealand. It works very well for me. In fact it is the only version of Linux that would work with Skype for me.
    Cheers. Ray
    Skype is near useless on Karmic for me and my girlfriend. Nothing but stupid sound issues. Count yourself lucky it worked. Congrats

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    When beta software does not work, you should file a bug report. That's what a beta is all about, identifying the bugs.

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by gordintoronto View Post
    When beta software does not work, you should file a bug report. That's what a beta is all about, identifying the bugs.
    Very true; altho' in this case it's not the Skype Beta (it worked on the other 2 machines), it's Karmic dropping into dependency hell. The joys of free software... RC
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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    Never had any problems with Skype - I installed on Ubuntu 8.10-9.10, Debian Squeeze.

    BTW - the .deb's from the Skype site (i always used them) worked (and are working) perfectly every time for me.

    Also, the static builds worked equally good, no difference in memory/CPU usage. The static build has everything bundled in, does not depend on any other library. I use it on a machine where i had paroblems with video overlays.

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    Skype works fine for me.
    Best regards,

    Gregory Bekkers

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    Re: Skype on Ubuntu Karmic: broken or not?

    I installed skype 2.1 beta on ubuntu karmic without any problems.

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