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Old 08-29-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
peterfc
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How to get skype working


hi all

i have a dell inspiron 1100 40gb 512 ram suse 10.1. i can't get my skype usb phone to work. i can make contact through my speakers on my machine and a mike but would rather use my phone. another big problem is i am totaly new. i can find and download files/programs but how do i log in as root, how do i open programs tar??? rpm??? bin???. i downloaded suse 10.1 from novell i have twice ordered the box version from novell but a few days later ger an e-mail asking for payment after i have put all my details in the section in the online shop as i would for any online purchase any ideas is this normal??? well that's a lot how someone can help


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Old 08-29-2006, 05:14 PM   #2
kaz2100
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Hi,

1. Skype: can you post a little more detail?
2. root login: type root when login message shows up. (command line) some GUI login do not accept root login, you have to "su".
3. tar: man tar will tell you.
4. rpm: it has been long since I used last time. so somebody else can help.
5. bin: often sh foo.bin. but check manual!!
6. payment: It depends on whatever you did.
7. Have a happy Penguin!
 
Old 08-30-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
peterfc
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get skype working

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Originally Posted by kaz2100
Hi,

1. Skype: can you post a little more detail?
2. root login: type root when login message shows up. (command line) some GUI login do not accept root login, you have to "su".
3. tar: man tar will tell you.
4. rpm: it has been long since I used last time. so somebody else can help.
5. bin: often sh foo.bin. but check manual!!
6. payment: It depends on whatever you did.
7. Have a happy Penguin!
hi thanks for the reply. i have downloaded skype and it seems to be installed ok. when i plug in the phone all i get is voip-phone on the display. using the buttons on the phone does no good. i use this phone on another machine with no problem. i am using the gnome desktop. skype is to be found in applications, internet, more programs. i have a shortcut on the desktop. on my xp machine i had to run skypemate as well as skype to get skype running. i have downloaded skypemate from the skypemate site the program memo says zip file for fedora core3 support usb-p1k & usb-b2k. i downloaded skypemate to the desktop. when the download is complete i clicked on open and get a window open with install-skypemate.zip when i click on extract. i extract onto the desktop. when i click extract i get a window from the desktop. when i click on install-skypemate on the desktop i get a software installer error the message is "you must have superuser privileges to install local packages"

i hope this all means something as it means little to me until i learn more.


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Old 08-30-2006, 08:54 PM   #4
kaz2100
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Hi,

Quote:
"you must have superuser privileges to install local packages"
means that you have to be root. You need to go back to your original question. Try "root" as username when login, and see what happens.
 
  


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