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Old 11-24-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
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installing from zip file


I am trying to install a skype SE-P1K USB phone on my Linux Suse system but I don't know how to install the zip file that I was told to download. Can anyone guide through the steps of installing from a zip file?

Thank you, Tim
 
Old 11-24-2006, 09:42 PM   #2
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What's this zip file called and what's in it? By the sounds of it it's a Windows program of some kind since it's in a zip file. If this is the case you won't be able to install it natively (since its a Windows program) unless you have WINE, but even then your success will vary.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 11:02 AM   #3
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What's this zip file called and what's in it? By the sounds of it it's a Windows program of some kind since it's in a zip file. If this is the case you won't be able to install it natively (since its a Windows program) unless you have WINE, but even then your success will vary.
The information was given at this site: http://www.yealink.com/en/skypedown.asp

It is for Linux(Fedora Core 3) and the program is to get my Skype USB phone working. For the next couple of weeks I am staying at a place without a land line and need my Skype phone to work. Linux can unzip the file: SkypeMate.zip which expands to Install-SkypeMate. I don't know anything about Fedora so I have no idea how install it. Which I click on the icon it askes which program to use. Any ideas on how to install this program?
 
Old 11-25-2006, 11:07 AM   #4
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Probably the first step is to unzip the archive using the "unzip" program. There should be a README file with installation instructions. The Ark program will also unarchive a zip file.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 11:27 AM   #5
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It'll probably work despite the different distro. You can try it anyhow.

Download the file to your machine (right click on the link from that page you supplied and select save-as...). Save it in your home directory.

Open a terminal and type in:
Code:
unzip install-SkypeMate.zip
chmod +x install-SkypeMate
./install-SkypeMate
After that, it's probably some sort of installer, so it's a matter of following any instructions they give you. If it requires that you run as root, switch to root using this command:
Code:
su
...and type in your root password when prompted. Then repeat the execution command:
Code:
./install-SkypeMate
 
Old 11-25-2006, 11:30 AM   #6
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Notice that you can do most or all of these operations using GUI tools. I gave you a solution using the terminal because it's much easier to describe in a forum post than using graphical apps, which are only really easy to step people through using screenshots.
 
Old 11-25-2006, 12:33 PM   #7
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Notice that you can do most or all of these operations using GUI tools. I gave you a solution using the terminal because it's much easier to describe in a forum post than using graphical apps, which are only really easy to step people through using screenshots.
Thank you so much! Actually I enjoy working from the terminal and it is one reason I like Linux. I am picking it up s l o w l y but I really enjoy it.

The program wouldn't install and I wrote another forum to see what the problem might be. I get an error message:

SkypeMate Version == v 1.1.0.1

i(I) == Install SkypeMate program.
q(Q) == Exit install SkypeMate program.
Please input your select:i
USB VOIP Phone error,please try again.

I am going to see if I can find another USB device here to see if there is a problem with them. Again, Thank you.

Tim Maddux
 
Old 11-25-2006, 12:42 PM   #8
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Maybe this means just that you need to connect the device before installing. If that doesn't work then I don't know.
 
  


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