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mlpa 05-15-2011 06:57 AM

skype in slackware64
 
Hi, i know that i need multilib to have skype in slackware64.
My question is, can I do a minimal multilib install just to run skype?

solarfields 05-15-2011 07:36 AM

hi, in slackware 13.1, what i did was to use the skype package from slacky.eu

it comes with it's own set of 32bit compatibility libraries in a custom place. I actually wanted to avoid the multilib packages, because it makes compiling new software troublesome sometimes. SO I just made my system only capable of running 32bit binaries, following AlienBob's instructions. Skype was the only 32 bit application i had with its own 32bit required libraries in /usr/share/skype/lib32/.

hope things are the same with the skype package for slackware64 13.37

http://repository.slacky.eu/slackwar...atic/2.2.0.25/

Martinus2u 05-15-2011 11:41 AM

Edit: I've made a mistake here and I have removed the post in order not to confuse readers

mlpa 05-16-2011 01:55 PM

I tried the slacky.eu version of skype and work flawless.
And since i don't need anything from multilib I'm happy.

mlpa 05-21-2011 05:18 AM

Know i have a small problem with video in skype.
The video from my camera is upside down.

Does anyone know how to resolve it?

deNiro 05-21-2011 06:04 AM

What camera is it, and what module does it use?, because you should probably load that module with the vflip=1 option, if it is supported. For example, if it is using uvcvideo, you should first remove the running module and reload it with vflip like this:

remove
# modprobe -r uvcvideo

Load the module again with vflip
# modprobe uvcvideo quirks=vflip=1 trace=vflip=1


Quote:

Originally Posted by mlpa (Post 4362692)
Know i have a small problem with video in skype.
The video from my camera is upside down.

Does anyone know how to resolve it?


Martinus2u 05-21-2011 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deNiro (Post 4362725)
# modprobe uvcvideo quirks=vflip=1 trace=vflip=1

wow, didn't know this was possible today. I am still patching the kernel for a certain laptop. must investigate how to enable this for a static kernel.

tallship 05-22-2011 02:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martinus2u (Post 4357001)
yes, but you need one additional 32bit library compared to Eric's (AlienBob's) standard install: lesstif-compat32.

Do you have a link to what you're referring to so I can read up on it?

I installed the slacky.eu package and Skype seems to work fine, although I have no microphone or video yet.

That may not be a problem since I've been following a newer thread where someone is having a similar issue, so I'll follow that for now.

And the video, well I just haven't bothered to set it up yet in Slackware64 13.1 and so I'm not sure if I need to handle that there yet or not.

But the reason I asked about the link to what you were referring is because my audio works fine with linphone (mic and speakers/headsets), so I'm wondering if the 32 bit binary I'm running on Slack64 is needing anything additional.

Thanks,

Martinus2u 05-22-2011 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tallship (Post 4363457)
Do you have a link to what you're referring to so I can read up on it?

Oops, upon googling this I find that i made a mistake. It's not skype, it is the ICA client that requires lesstif or openmotif as a 32 bit library. Details:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nabled-781042/

Sorry for the confusion.

mlpa 05-23-2011 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deNiro (Post 4362725)
What camera is it, and what module does it use?, because you should probably load that module with the vflip=1 option, if it is supported. For example, if it is using uvcvideo, you should first remove the running module and reload it with vflip like this:

remove
# modprobe -r uvcvideo

Load the module again with vflip
# modprobe uvcvideo quirks=vflip=1 trace=vflip=1

I tried what you sugest but i get this error:
Code:

FATAL: Error inserting uvcvideo (/lib/modules/2.6.37.6/kernel/drivers/media/video/uvc/uvcvideo.ko): Invalid argumen
I'm using slacky package that have the 32 dependencies.

deNiro 05-23-2011 03:33 PM

What is the output of lsusb in the console? because you haven't metnioned what webcam it is.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlpa (Post 4364960)
I tried what you sugest but i get this error:
Code:

FATAL: Error inserting uvcvideo (/lib/modules/2.6.37.6/kernel/drivers/media/video/uvc/uvcvideo.ko): Invalid argumen
I'm using slacky package that have the 32 dependencies.


mlpa 05-24-2011 02:19 AM

It's a webcam built-in in the laptop, Asus N61.
How can i see what type of webcam?


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