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Old 05-25-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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i have trouble installing skype


i read some similar threads, but i cant seem to get the skype running

so, lets start from the top
my system>

acer aspire one
OS> linpus linux lite v1.0.5.E
memory 512mb
hard drive 8gb
bios> v0,3310

i downloaded fedora 10 from this site> http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-...post-download/

i dont know if the problem is cause it says linux beta... or should i use some other fedora other then 10plus

after downloading it, i even managed to install it, but after that i cand seem to run it

i pres alt/f2, i write the skype in the box but nothing happens, so
i find the file manually with the help of the find engine, i locate the executive file, but it will not open.... i am double/clicking, or pressing the right mouse button and clicking open file, but nothing happens

i spent a lot of time trying to fix it but i am starting to get a little frustrated

please help..........
 
Old 05-26-2010, 12:28 AM   #2
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go to programs homepage and download program there
 
Old 05-26-2010, 12:57 AM   #3
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Querying an RPM file
To query an .rpm file

rpm -qpi <rpmfile>

Eg: rpm -qpi skype-2.1.81-fc10.i586.rpm

I don't run a rpm distro. I run apt-based distros. You might be missing a current depends for this version of skype. Though If I am missing a current library or depends, Typing skype in terminal will give me a error message usually if it won't start on why it won't start.

Linpus can be a tough distro to install modern applications because Linpus is long in the tooth.
That said. You might need a older version of skype rpm for Linpus. I think the version you are trying to install is going to need

libstdc++6

libstdc++6 4.3.2-1.1 The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

for it to run.

I would look for skype in your Linpus Package manager as that version should be ok to install instead of downloading from skypes website.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...5/#post3392739
 
Old 05-26-2010, 08:44 AM   #4
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@rokytnji

first of all, thnx a lot for zour help

when i write the word skype in the terminal it tels me>

skype: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found (required by skype)


can you please tell me step by step what do do cause I am a total newbie
 
Old 05-26-2010, 09:51 AM   #5
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Ok. First you should probably delete the rpm skype package you downloaded and installed. To do this open your terminal (you should log into terminal as root user using su command)

Code:
rpm -qa | grep -i skype
You should then find the exact package name.

Then next

Code:
rpm -e <exact skype package name goes here without the brackets>
to uninstall it.

Then go to

This Link Here

Use the download button to download the version of Skype that is compatible with your Linpus Distro which is actually Fedora Core 5 or 7 I think (can't swear to it though). After download is done. Install that version of skype which is version skype-2.0.0.72-fc5.i586

You are going to have to deal with older versions of software if you continue to use Linpus. I oughta know. I have a Asus EEE 900 that came with Xandros (who bought out Linpus by the way) and I had to jump through hoops to keep it current because it was based on Debian Etch.

I have since blew away Xandros and run AntiX 8.5 on it which is based on Debian Squeeze and runs a modern kernel with modern libraries and dependencies since Squeeze is still in Testing.

I also have a Acer Aspire One ZG5 Intel Atom with the 120 gig platter drive and run Easy Peasy 1.1(Ubuntu 8.10 version) for a long time now.

Good Luck with Linpus and Happy Trails, Rok
 
Old 05-27-2010, 05:16 AM   #6
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woooooohooooooooooooooo

it works
 
  


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