Hello linux users,
I'm a total linux noob as I just started out today by installing elementary. Well, I'm not really totally new to everything as I used Ubuntu before and used some very basic commands.
I consider myself a big newbie though as I have this simple problem:
I cannot install Skype.
I'm using the relatively new elementary os so things might be different here.
I downloaded the .tar.bz2 file from the Skype website. After extracting, I get a folder full of stuff. Obviously there is no executable setup. I found a README file though giving me the following instructions:
If you are using the dynamic and statically linked generic versions, you
will need to choose a path for Skype to exist in. We recommend copying the
skype binary to /usr/bin and installing sounds/, lang/ and avatars/ into
the /usr/share/skype directory.
Well, I understand I should move these folders into these locations, but that won't make me able to run the actual program!
I spent a good amount of time on google and just found the following instructions:
- download it from the Software Center - it's not in there
- install a .deb or .rpm file using a package manager like Synaptic / dpkg - I have a .tar.bz2 file
- build it from source - I don't have the skype source
So now I got the Skype binaries here but no way to execute them.
Any help is very much appreciated because after this I still need to install the Java JDK and Eclipse!
Thanks for reading!