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    skype

    My synaptic package manager didn't have skype, so I tried downloading from the skype website Ubuntu 10.04 distribution, but it didn't work when trying to install. Then I tried downloading lubuntu 12.04 (upgrading from the Update Manager, hoping that skype would work with the newer version), but my connection was too slow and I interrupted it. It restored the old distribution and said I could resume later. But when I open the Update Manager, it thinks that everything is up to date. Suggestions? The ultimate goal is to have skype, not upgrade. Also, when I tried google voice, my microphone wasn't working.

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    Re: skype

    10.04 is end of live (except for the server edition, but I don't know whether skype is included in the server edition). Skype is available in the repositories for 12.04, and also in the newer versions (at least, for the time being. With skype being owned by microsoft it may end one day). Lubuntu doesn't have LTS versions, so no reason to stay with 12.04, unless your hardware is too old. It's best to use a supported version anyway.

    You interrupted the upgrade whilst it was still downloading packages, before installation started. Therefore nothing has happened to your computer. You still have a clean up-to-date 10.04 installation, for as far as an end-of-live version can be up-to-date.

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    Re: skype

    So how do I get skype? I don't know how to upgrade to 12.04 now (I don't understand what you said. On one hand, skype is available in 12.04, on the other hand no reason to switch to 12.04?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Impavidus View Post
    10.04 is end of live (except for the server edition, but I don't know whether skype is included in the server edition). Skype is available in the repositories for 12.04, and also in the newer versions (at least, for the time being. With skype being owned by microsoft it may end one day). Lubuntu doesn't have LTS versions, so no reason to stay with 12.04, unless your hardware is too old. It's best to use a supported version anyway.

    You interrupted the upgrade whilst it was still downloading packages, before installation started. Therefore nothing has happened to your computer. You still have a clean up-to-date 10.04 installation, for as far as an end-of-live version can be up-to-date.

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    Re: skype

    Open Synaptic, go to Settings > Repositories > Other Software and check the box that says Canonical Partner, Reload Synaptic and you will find Skype.
    Last edited by monkeybrain2012; May 7th, 2013 at 09:32 PM.

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    Re: skype

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    Open Synaptic, go to Settings > Repositories > Other Software and check the box that says Canonical Partner, Reload Synaptic and you will find Skype.
    I did that, but there was only earcandy, pidgin-skype, and pidgin-skype.dbg, all of which I already installed. I don't see skype anywhere.

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    Re: skype

    Quote Originally Posted by iuval View Post
    I did that, but there was only earcandy, pidgin-skype, and pidgin-skype.dbg, all of which I already installed. I don't see skype anywhere.
    pidgin-skype doesn't work...

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    Re: skype

    Quote Originally Posted by iuval View Post
    I did that, but there was only earcandy, pidgin-skype, and pidgin-skype.dbg, all of which I already installed. I don't see skype anywhere.

    Thanks very much! But now the mic doesn't work in skype. It works in other programs such as Sound Recorder. I tried fiddling with the Alsa gui, but no luck. Any suggestions?
    Last edited by iuval; May 8th, 2013 at 04:39 AM.

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    Re: skype

    I'm afraid Lubuntu doesn't use Alsa, but I may be wrong. If you want to upgrade, use an USB stick, install
    Code:
    usb-creator-gtk
    and choose to upgrade, it's easier than download everything.
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    Re: skype

    Quote Originally Posted by dandroid13 View Post
    I'm afraid Lubuntu doesn't use Alsa, but I may be wrong. If you want to upgrade, use an USB stick, install
    Code:
    usb-creator-gtk
    and choose to upgrade, it's easier than download everything.
    I am able to adjust sound properties with ALSA, so that means Lubuntu uses ALSA? As far as using a USB stick, do you mean the one that has Lubuntu OS on it? And then type the line above into terminal window? I know that when I was trying to use recordmydesktop, the mic wasn't working because it was set to single channel input instead of dual, or something like that, but I didn't find a similar setting in skype. Is it looking for input from a jack?

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    Re: skype

    Quote Originally Posted by dandroid13 View Post
    I'm afraid Lubuntu doesn't use Alsa, but I may be wrong. If you want to upgrade, use an USB stick, install
    Code:
    usb-creator-gtk
    and choose to upgrade, it's easier than download everything.
    I also tried fiddling with the pulse audio volume control program.No luck.

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