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vin5red 02-13-2012 03:20 PM

Hi,i'm trying to install Skype on an Acer aspire one netbook
 
I am trying to install Skype,but when i try to "open" i get a box that comes up with - You are attempting to run "system-install-packages" which requires administrative privileges,but more information is needed in order to do so.Authenticating as "root" Then it is asking for a password.I have tried all the passwords that i can think of. Can anyone help?

arochester 02-13-2012 04:27 PM

Which distro of Linux are you using?

vin5red 02-13-2012 04:41 PM

OMG I'm sorry i don't even know what that means! Thick as mince srings to mind!!

arochester 02-13-2012 05:00 PM

In a Terminal run the command: cat /proc/version

Copy and paste the result here.

vin5red 02-14-2012 10:19 AM

Hi,the netbook is running Linpus Linux Lite v1.3109. I hope that makes sense.

arochester 02-14-2012 11:18 AM

Linpus Lite is not very good. You might be better to install a different distro.

Have a look at http://www.reghardware.com/2008/09/0...ips/page3.html > It says you need the Fedora (7!) version. On the Skype site at http://www.skype.com/intl/en-gb/get-...your-computer/ the Fedora 13+ version is available.


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