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    Post HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    1. Skype installation
    a. Get skype (choose Ubuntu 7.04+)
    http://www.skype.com/intl/en/downloa.../linux/choose/
    Now you have file skype-debian_2.0.0.68-1_i386.deb on your desktop(default location to save your file with firefox)
    b. Right click on the file and chose open with "GDebi Package Installer".
    c. Skype is installed now, check in the top left corner under applications---internet---skype

    2. Send SMS(text messages) with skype: Download Skype4py

    a.Go to http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=202148 and download only Skype4Py-1.0.29.0.tar.gz file
    b. right click on the file and chose extract here
    c. go to this directory where you just extracted files and type "sudo python setup.py install" (without "") in the terminal (applications--accessories---terminal)

    3. a.Download http://www.kolmann.at/philipp/linux/...s-1.0.1.tar.gz
    b. right click on the file and chose extract here
    c. open skype
    d. go to this directory where you just extracted files in 3.b and run program with ./skysentials.py in the terminal(or sudo python skysentials.py)

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by grobar; July 21st, 2008 at 11:15 AM.

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    Re: HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    Thanks. Got skype installed and working great. A dumb question- Do we have to pay to send txt (internationally) using Skype4Py?

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    Re: HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    Ok, this is my problem:
    I am new with Ubuntu (or any other Linux) and I try to migrate to it. I am thrilled with it possibilities but my problem is Skype. I followed instructions on how to install Skype on Ubuntu 8.04 but it failed because my Ubuntu is x64. Can anyone tell me how to enable 32b programs on Ubuntu 8.04 x64 and how to install Skype?
    10x

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    Re: HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    Quote Originally Posted by mick.ng View Post
    Thanks. Got skype installed and working great. A dumb question- Do we have to pay to send txt (internationally) using Skype4Py?

    Yes, before you send a SMS you'll see the price for 1 text message=160 characters!

    But it's still cheaper than your own phone provider !

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    Re: HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    Thanks! Very much appreciated.

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    Re: HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    Hi Guys.

    Just wanted to know if anyone else has had the problem of skype closing when you try to run the webcam.

    I'm going to "Options" to set things up and when I go to test the video it just shuts down (as per usual giving no explanation). If anyone else has had this and/or knows how to fix it I'd love to hear from you.

    All the best.

    Tim.
    "`Ford, you're turning into a penguin. Stop it.'"

    Registered Linux User #469706.

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    Exclamation Re: HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    dum de dum dum !!

    I downloaded the above Skype file:

    I got the following message from the skype installer:

    Error: Wrong architecture i386

    I guess my AMD 64 needs a different version.


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    Angry Re: HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    2. Send SMS(text messages) with skype: Download Skype4py

    a.Go to http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=202148 and download only Skype4Py-1.0.29.0.tar.gz file
    b. right click on the file and chose extract here
    c. go to this directory where you just extracted files and type "sudo python setup.py install" (without "") in the terminal (applications--accessories---terminal)

    I download this package. Then I extract it. Then I had problems: " Where is directory and where in Directory I can write this command? Can somebody give me exact directions. I am new at Linux. Please help me!

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    Re: HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    Hey xx58 - don't panic!

    As it happens, I just noticed my copy's not working so I'm re-downloading it. I documented how to do it the last time on my blog. I go into a little more detail than the initial post here, though that's where I got the information from.

    http://www.moshblog.me.uk/2009/01/19...-ubuntu-skype/

    If that's still not clear enough, drop another post on here and I'll do my best to help.

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    Re: HowTo: Install skype and sms with skype in ubuntu 8.04

    Ok, I got through all of the steps, and Skype comes up and asks for permission for a program to connect to it. So far so good, it launches, but then:

    When I type in a phone number for it to check (regardless of the number) It just hangs..

    Code:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/tmp/skype/skysentials-1.0.1/SendSMS.py", line 121, in check_number
        self.mysms = self.skype.CreateSms('OUTGOING', number)
      File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Skype4Py/skype.py", line 630, in CreateSms
        return ISmsMessage(chop(self._DoCommand('CREATE SMS %s %s' % (MessageType, ', '.join(TargetNumbers))), 2)[1], self)
      File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/Skype4Py/skype.py", line 360, in _DoCommand
        raise ISkypeError(int(errnum), errstr)
    Skype4Py.errors.ISkypeError: [Errno 583] SMS: CREATE SMS takes a list of phone numbers

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