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    get Skype 4.0 to work on 13.04 [if 4.1 not playing ball]

    tried to use 4.1 on Raring and got core dumped message each time tried 3 routes and same

    someone on skype site suggested using 4.0 and bingo

    This is for the ones who have had no luck with 4.1
    but you need to do a few things

    so it does not reinstall 4.1 when you try again [of course this is a trick until 4.1 is compatible for all on raring]



    1.
    Code:
     sudo apt-get remove --purge skype
    2.
    Code:
    cd /var/cache/apt/archives/
    to see if you have any remaining debs then to list
    Code:
     ls
    3.
    Code:
    sudo rm *skype*.deb
    then


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    Install Skype on Ubuntu 32bit [one line at a time]




    Code:
    wget -O skype http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.8-1_i386.deb
    sudo apt-get install libxss1
    sudo dpkg -i skype
    sudo apt-get -f install && sudo rm skype


    Install Skype on Ubuntu 64bit


    Code:
    wget -O skype http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.8-1_amd64.deb
    sudo apt-get install libxss1 lib32stdc++6 lib32asound2 ia32-libs libc6-i386 lib32gcc1
    sudo dpkg -i skype
    sudo apt-get -f install && sudo rm skype

    then go to synaptic and lock version so 4.1 will not be installed at your next update
    [this of course until 4.1 becomes compatible for all with Raring]
    Last edited by shantiq; April 7th, 2013 at 12:30 PM.
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    Re: get Skype 4.0 to work on 13.04 [if 4.1 not playing ball]

    nice to know,just did it last night on debian 7.0 after someone suggested it but 4.0 does not support MSN

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    Re: get Skype 4.0 to work on 13.04 [if 4.1 not playing ball]

    well kuvanito many will only use skype as a free videophone; just glad i got a way for time being ; msn might have to wait until 4.1 is good for everyone [some people i think ok on 4.1 not sure]
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    Exclamation Re: get Skype 4.0 to work on 13.04 [if 4.1 not playing ball]

    To give Skype 4.1 its turn at bat, see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2133061

    Skype 4.0 is the one used before RR. I suspect that the Canonical repos aren't consistent with 4.1 yet. Hopefully they'll sort it out by the Apr 25.
    /Guy

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    Re: get Skype 4.0 to work on 13.04 [if 4.1 not playing ball]

    this works:
    LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1 skype
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...t/+bug/1097773

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    Re: get Skype 4.0 to work on 13.04 [if 4.1 not playing ball]

    apparently a fix for 4.1 here [i have not tried it as happy with 4.0 personally until really fixed]
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    Re: get Skype 4.0 to work on 13.04 [if 4.1 not playing ball]

    Appreciate you posting this. New to Linux (just installed 13.04 on my rMBP today!) and ran into trouble with Skype. This worked perfectly. xo

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    Re: get Skype 4.0 to work on 13.04 [if 4.1 not playing ball]

    Thanks boss. I am using Lubuntu 13.04 and now, three weeks after the bug still isn't fixed. I spent 3 days getting it to work, but with no luck. Until i get to your post. This really helped me. Thnak you

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    Re: get Skype 4.0 to work on 13.04 [if 4.1 not playing ball]

    Raring was released over a week ago, there's no need to comment on what went on during the last development cycle. Thread Closed.

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