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Old 12-25-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
DrDwayne
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Skype running on Ubuntu 11.10


I have tried installing and uninstalling skype, and I still canīt get it to run on 11.10. It ran on the earlier version of Ubuntu.

I tried going to the terminal, changing to /user/share and typing in skype. It (like the desktop menu) prompts me for my name and password, but never logs on. It does come up with a programming error as such:

Fatal: ASSERT: "interface->childCount() == children.count()" in file adaptor.cpp, line 200

My knowledge of Linux programming is zelch. I only see a pointer comparison of childcount to count.

Is there something I can do? Will skype run on 11.10? Am I setting it up, or running it wrong?
 
Old 12-25-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
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Skype runs fine on 11.10.

Do: 'sudo apt-get purge skype', go to Skype website, select the correct deb file to download (Ubuntu 10.4+ <correct architecrure>, download it and do 'sudo dpkg -i skype<...>.deb'. Report if you get any errors.

(Also "I tried going to the terminal, changing to /user/share and typing in skype" - the bolded part does not make any sense to me unless you have some non-standard install.)
 
Old 12-26-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
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Skype runs fine on 11.10.

Do: 'sudo apt-get purge skype', go to Skype website, select the correct deb file to download (Ubuntu 10.4+ <correct architecrure>, download it and do 'sudo dpkg -i skype<...>.deb'. Report if you get any errors.

(Also "I tried going to the terminal, changing to /user/share and typing in skype" - the bolded part does not make any sense to me unless you have some non-standard install.)
thank you very much for your quick response. . . I got the following errors:

Quote:
dwaynerea@dwaynerea-Inspiron-1018:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 221580 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace skype 2.2.0.35-1 (using skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement skype ...
Setting up skype (2.2.0.35-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
dwaynerea@dwaynerea-Inspiron-1018:~/Downloads$
typing skype from the command line brings up the login screen. I enter my data,
and the following happens: the box disappears as if it errors out and exits out of a program with exit(1). nothing happens.
 
  


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