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Old 08-18-2005, 02:26 PM   #1
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Getting Skype to work on Slackware 10.0


Hi,

I am currently working on Slackware 10.0

I have "getskype-linux-dynamic-Requires Qt 3.2.tar.bz2" installed.
I connect to the internet via a proxy server.

Skype never works for me. I am a new user and do not have a skype i.d. so whenever I run skype I try to register as a new user. I fill in all the details and then press the next button, Skype says Connecting .....
but it never connects.

It seems that it cannot connect anywhere. I looked for preferences/tools/settings sections to see for a place where to enter the address of my proxy server, but I didn't find any such section. So I guess Skype uses some Global proxy settings (just a guess).

If this is the case I do not know how to set those Global Proxy Settings in Slackware 10.0

What all should I do to get this working?
Thanks in anticipation.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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Are you behind a firewall? It could be that it's blocking skype.
 
Old 08-19-2005, 01:06 AM   #3
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No, I am not behind a firewall.
And the proxy server also does not block Skype, as windows users on the same network have no problems using it.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 12:10 PM   #4
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I think that if I can somehow setup my global proxy settings then maybe Skype would work. (Just a guess though)

In Fedora Core I know there was a section under (Gnome main menu) -> (Preferences) -> (Network Proxy) where you could set up your network proxy. But I do not know how to do that in Slackware 10.0

Help needed!
Thanks in anticipation.
 
  


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