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Old 03-11-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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Skype on backtrack


Hello all, Ive been using backtrack for a little while now and miss my skype. If it is possible, how do i install it? thanks
 
Old 03-12-2011, 12:41 AM   #2
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Code:
apt-cache search skype
Results in the following-
skype - Skype
skytools - Skype database tools - Python parts

So install using apt-get? Or synaptic?
 
Old 03-12-2011, 01:04 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

You can install Skype just like on any other Linux distro, although there might be performance differences between the one offered by your package manager or the Static/Dynamic one offered through the Skype website. Check out first through the package manager as pointed out by Josh (corp769) and if you don't have full functionality, download the Static version from the Skype website. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 03-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #4
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Thank you both very much! I can use skype, just need 2 get used the difference in layout. Also, do either of you know how to get my mic working with it? its built into my computer and worked fine with my windows 7 version of skype
 
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Do you have your sound card configured for use?
 
Old 03-14-2011, 02:20 AM   #6
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Thank you both very much! I can use skype, just need 2 get used the difference in layout. Also, do either of you know how to get my mic working with it? its built into my computer and worked fine with my windows 7 version of skype
Hello,

Check if Skype hasn't 'muted' your microphone. Happens to me on various occasions. There's an option in Skype to allow it to take control over your sound devices and that sometimes plays tricks on you.

Kind regards,

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Old 08-11-2011, 06:37 PM   #7
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Smile New bee into backtrack right

hi, I think first u need synaptic package manger which will help u lot of these type of softwares to install on ur linux to get it apt-get install synaptic after just go into the search bar and type skype and install it on ur backtrack and the problem with ur mic probably may be You logged in as root
So, what you have to do is Log out first and type adduser and then adduser UrName and Password and login as user
Now, You logged in as user and open sound preferences and go to input option and make the option as Microphone2 and check your skype by skype test call probably this should work

frm
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:39 PM   #8
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hi, I think first u need synaptic package manger which will help u lot of these type of softwares to install on ur linux to get it apt-get install synaptic after just go into the search bar and type skype and install it on ur backtrack and the problem with ur mic probably may be You logged in as root
So, what you have to do is Log out first and type adduser and then adduser UrName and Password and login as user
Now, You logged in as user and open sound preferences and go to input option and make the option as Microphone2 and check your skype by skype test call probably this should work

frm
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Hello,

Why would you dig up an old thread, especially when the OP never replied back to me or Eric?

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 11-25-2012, 12:26 AM   #9
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

You can install Skype just like on any other Linux distro, although there might be performance differences between the one offered by your package manager or the Static/Dynamic one offered through the Skype website. Check out first through the package manager as pointed out by Josh (corp769) and if you don't have full functionality, download the Static version from the Skype website. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
as my question will attest, I am no 'hacker' or 'guru'. Back Track 5 seems to be the only build that works on my slowly dieing lap top. I am trying to install Skype as well and I have what you called the 'static' DL from Skype. My question is... in the terminal, what is the code to install it? Or do I need to unzip it? I am not sure what to do next.

Thank you,
Sheena

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Reporting to be closed.... Please open a new thread, thanks!
 
  


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