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kasumi 12-14-2010 07:45 AM

Installing Skype and Flash Plugin on Slackware
Hello. Well, I do have some experience on Linux, and now I want to install Skype on Slackware 11.3 32-bit.

I've downloaded the static .tar.bz2 file for Skype and I have no Idea what to do with it.

bash-4.1# tar xjf skype_static-
bash-4.1# ls install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
Neytiri_wallpaper_by_Jerner.jpg skype_static-
asd skype_static-
bash-4.1# cd skype_static-
bash-4.1# ls
LICENSE README avatars icons lang skype skype.conf skype.desktop sounds

Same with Flash, my default browser is Konqueror. Please explain everything for dummies. :D

I've also created a non-root user (kasu) and when I try logging in, I get the error message; There's no home directory and it can't be created.

Thank you. :)

mpagnan 12-14-2010 08:18 AM


mpagnan 12-14-2010 08:20 AM

Also see

Linux.tar.gz 12-14-2010 08:22 AM

For skype, do :
cd skype_static-

copy the flash plugin into :

This should suffice. If not, copy it into /usr/lib/firefox-your-version/plugins/

kasumi 12-14-2010 08:43 AM

Thank you! That worked. :)

And what about the /home-directory of the non-user?

Linux.tar.gz 01-03-2011 07:33 AM

If you want skype to be system-wide, then you can put in in /usr/lib/ or /opt/
Then you invoke it with, ie :

cd /usr/lib/skype_static-

or better, create a /usr/bin/skype textfile, put the two lines above in it (add the shebang at top : #!/bin/sh, and make this script executable.
Then you will only have to type :

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