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Old 12-14-2010, 08:45 AM   #1
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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-2.1.0.81.tar.bz2
bash-4.1# ls
NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.29.run install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz
Neytiri_wallpaper_by_Jerner.jpg skype_static-2.1.0.81
asd skype_static-2.1.0.81.tar.bz2
bash-4.1# cd skype_static-2.1.0.81
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.

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.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 09:18 AM   #2
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See.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...13-1-a-843947/
 
Old 12-14-2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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Also see

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ckware-842592/
 
Old 12-14-2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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For skype, do :
cd skype_static-2.1.0.81
./skype

copy the flash plugin into :
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

This should suffice. If not, copy it into /usr/lib/firefox-your-version/plugins/
 
Old 12-14-2010, 09:43 AM   #5
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Thank you! That worked.

And what about the /home-directory of the non-user?
 
Old 01-03-2011, 08:33 AM   #6
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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-2.1.0.81
./skype

or better, create a /usr/bin/skype textfile, put the two lines above in it (add the shebang at top : #!/bin/sh http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shebang_%28Unix%29), and make this script executable.
Then you will only have to type :
skype
 
  


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