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Old 06-29-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
milysev
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Skype on Acer Netbook


Need help. Am trying to load Skype on Acer Netbook using Linpus Linux Lite a Fedora based system. I have no passwords loaded i.e. supervisor or user but Skype install requires a password to ''authenticate as root''.
I have tried installing passwords but they still didn't work to get rid of this msg. Is there a conflict between Linpus and Skype??

Mike
 
Old 06-29-2009, 01:24 PM   #2
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No there is no conflict between skype and Lnpus..

The password it's prompting for sounds like the Root user, or the user with sudo privileges to install new packages..

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09...ips/page3.html

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In order to perform updates and write new files to the system, you'll need to authenticate as root. To do so, go into Terminal (right-click on desktop, choose Terminal), and enter this command:

su root

Type in your password that you created when setting up the Aspire One for the first time.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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Acer helpdesk has directed me to their website for a version of Skype. This has installed ok with no problems and NO requirement for any passwords.
Easy when you know how.
 
  


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