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Old 04-02-2006, 04:13 AM   #1
beanut
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How do I install Skype on Mepis?


Hi everybody,
I installed Mepis last night, and I'm very impressed.
It seems quite user friendly, I mean, I haven't screwed up my laptop yet...
I'd like to be able to install Skype, and a couple of programs more, so I can say F*** **f to B. Gates once and for all. I downloaded the installer (it took a while) and saved it on the desktop. I was logged in as root. I pressed the right button on the mouse, and I was given many options, among whom there was 'install'. I clicked it and a window opened for less than half a second. I did it again. And again. And again. Nothing.
I have the same problem with Sea Monkey, after the download I'm not able to use it.
Could anyone help me kicking Wxp out of my Pc, please?
 
Old 04-02-2006, 04:57 AM   #2
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I downloaded the installer
which of the packages did you download?
They are available here
http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/
- complete ith installation instructions for each different kind (Mephis should need the Debian package) - follow the istructions and post what you did and what did at which stage not work.
On Debian-like systems you probably need to use eighter the graphical installer utility your distibution provides or the command
dpkg -i <package_name> from the directory where you saved the file.
Look in your distros manual how to install such packages - the above should work.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 03:18 PM   #3
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I did download the debian.
I tried the graphic tool.
It said I was installing it, but then i couldn't actually use it.
Please, please help me saying fuck of to window
 
Old 04-02-2006, 04:22 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by beanut
I did download the debian.
I tried the graphic tool.
It said I was installing it, but then i couldn't actually use it.
Please, please help me saying fuck of to window
Please, please clean up the language.

Please, please give more detail on the exact problem---eg "couldn't actually use it". Did you try to run it? Do you know WHERE it installed?
 
Old 04-02-2006, 09:05 PM   #5
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Skype already installed in MEPIS

K button -> Internet -> More Applications -> Skype

To add or remove software in MEPIS I use Synaptic for a GIU way.
It's worth understanding APT for the CLI way as well.
NH
 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:59 PM   #6
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Simplest ever

For my MEPIS 3.4-3 I downloaded the bz2 version and unpacked it as root: bunzip2 skype* and then it worked.

I don't understand tough, how the company can be sold for app 200 mio. USD, when it's freeŽ?
 
Old 04-04-2006, 07:51 PM   #7
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MEPIS 3.4-3 comes preinstalled with skype, I thought, and it works fine (installed MEPIS (again) 2 days ago). Follow this link to set your sound to utilize mixing: http://www.mepislovers-wiki.org/inde...ips_and_tricks

make sure in skype you choose esd as the sound engine
 
  


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