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Old 01-17-2010, 04:37 AM   #1
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HELP! I updated skype and now it doesnt start


Hi all!

Im such an idiot. I have no idea of how to use terminal on this computer. I tried to download the updated version of skype and now it wont work. Nothing happens and it says /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version 'GLIBCXX_3.4.9 not found
(required by skype)

What to do? what to type in there? Could anyone type in a solution step 123? Please? smile
 
Old 01-17-2010, 04:43 AM   #2
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First: What Linux distribution are you using.
 
Old 01-17-2010, 04:45 AM   #3
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First: What Linux distribution are you using.
Zandros
(eeepc 1.1.0.1
 
Old 01-17-2010, 05:40 AM   #4
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I guess you mean Xandros

Uninstall what you just installed

Open a console window( Applications -> System -> Console)
Type:
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su -
(type your administrator password)
apt-get update
apt-get install skype
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:08 AM   #5
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I guess you mean Xandros

Uninstall what you just installed

Open a console window( Applications -> System -> Console)
Type:
Code:
su -
(type your administrator password)
apt-get update
apt-get install skype
Administrator password? I only have a log in password?
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:09 AM   #6
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Try that one
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:23 AM   #7
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Try that one
I wrote su -

and then the console said
Password: (but I wasnt able to write anything, so I hit enter
But I could only write the first number of the password before it said authenhication failure......
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:25 AM   #8
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when you type "su -" it doesn't show the password that you type.
Just type your password and hit enter.

Last edited by ammorais; 01-17-2010 at 06:31 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:32 AM   #9
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when you type "su -" it doesn't show the password that you type.
Just type your password and it enter.
ok. Now I got a question if I want to unpack (456MB will be free)
Theese will be removed asus-usbhandset, frostwire, basic-skype

Should I press yes?

Is there any way to just reset? Like, go back to the original skype?
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:38 AM   #10
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Press yes. It will install the Xandros supported version of Skype. Probably not the original one but an updated one.
 
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Press yes. It will install the Xandros supported version of Skype. Probably not the original one but an updated one.

But it says that it wont be installed because it requires different stuff..
Librasound2,libqtcore,librgcc etc.
so the updated one wont work.

Is there a way to just delete the whole downloaded skype and go back to basic?
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:54 AM   #12
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"apt-get install skype" will download and install any dependencies like Librasoun2 etc...
If you want more info on how to uninstall properly the downloaded one, you have to tell me here exactly where did you download skype and what package did you use.
If you used a debian package (.deb) you can uninstall the downloaded one with

Code:
apt-get remove skype
After that install with apt-get install skype. It will "go back to the basic"
 
Old 01-17-2010, 07:02 AM   #13
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"apt-get install skype" will download and install any dependencies like Librasoun2 etc...
If you want more info on how to uninstall properly the downloaded one, you have to tell me here exactly where did you download skype and what package did you use.
If you used a debian package (.deb) you can uninstall the downloaded one with

Code:
apt-get remove skype
After that install with apt-get install skype. It will "go back to the basic"
THANK YOU!!!!!! I will never mess with anything on this computer again. Nothing! I guess linux is to advanced for me. Thank god there are people like you
 
Old 01-17-2010, 07:05 AM   #14
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THANK YOU!!!!!! I will never mess with anything on this computer again. Nothing! I guess linux is to advanced for me. Thank god there are people like you
Linux is not too advanced. You just have to rethink what you know. The proper way to install or upgrade Linux software is not to download and install like Windows. Is to use the distribution package manager, in the case of Xandros is apt-get.

You can install anything with "apt-get install 'package-name' ". In this way it's easier than Windows. You just have to rethink your ways.

PS: I guess Linux can be too advanced, but so can windows or any other OS. What I meant is that Linux is mature enough to be easy to use. It's just diferent, and most people find different difficult.

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