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Old 07-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Skype installation


How do I instal Skype on Fedora
 
Old 07-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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You download it here: http://www.skype.com/en/download-sky...?type=fedora32
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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http://www.if-not-true-then-false.co...ific-linux-sl/
 
Old 07-14-2013, 11:03 PM   #4
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If you're running fedora, you've probably already got Fedorautils installed to get you the required codecs etc. Fedorautils also gives you the option of installing various software including skype with just two clicks.
 
Old 07-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #5
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Download the rpm, as was mentioned.

Then, all you have to do is run

sudo yum install <path_to_rpm>

So, if you used firefox, it will, by default, go into Downloads and run sudo yum install skype-<version>.rpm

The work mentioned in some of the other links is no longer necessary--yum will pull in all necessary dependencies.
 
Old 07-16-2013, 04:19 AM   #6
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I am still not successful with Skype. I cannot run it!
I am completely knew to Linux. PLease help!
 
Old 07-16-2013, 04:24 AM   #7
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Dear Ethanol,
If you have a medical problem and you go to a doctor and she asks you, "What's wrong?", it is not a good thing to answer, "I don't feel well". The same principle holds for solving computer-related problems.
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I am still not successful with Skype. I cannot run it!
gives us zero information making it virtually impossible to offer any assistance. Why not try explaining in detail what precise steps you took to install it and what precise responses you got from your system. The more relevant detail the better.
jdk
 
Old 07-16-2013, 05:25 AM   #8
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One of the things that you have to understand about Fedora is that however excellent a distribution it is, there's still some things that you have to do to make sure that you get a full fledged home desktop. for example, the default download will not have the codecs to play most of your cd's or even songs from your own system nor will you have flash player installed by default.
The easiest way to take care of all this is to download fedorautils. Once installed, start it up, and click on essential tweaks and tasks and go with the default checked ones. Fedora utils will automatically download everything that your system needs.
Once this is done, choose install additional software and choose what you want installed. I usually only check chrome and skype and fedorautils will download and install both these automatically. All you have to do is wait till the installation is done and then run skype.
Please let me know if you hit any roadblocks in this.
 
  


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