Skype Released: Install Skype on Debian / Ubuntu / Fedora / Linux


Skype is now released Finally for Linux, So Today Sharing HowTo to Install Skype 4.2 on Linux / Debian / Ubuntu / Fedora.

Skype 4.2 released for 32-Bit Versions But You can try following HowTos for 64-Bit to it might work, I have only tried on 32-Bit Systems and it worked. Let me know wit your Feedback that it is working for 64-Bits or Not.

Skype New Version is Released with Minor Improvements and Bug Fixes.

Skype 4.2

Skype 4.2

Perform Following Steps to Install Skype on Debian / Ubuntu :-

Step 1:- Remove the Skype if you previously installed with Ubuntu Repository :-

tejas-barot@linux-support-ahmedabad:~$ sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin

Step 2:- Download the Skype for Your Distribution from Below Link :-

Step 3 :- To Install Skype Execute Following command :-

tejas-barot@linux-support-ahmedabad:~$ sudo dpkg -i skype*.deb

Step 4 :- Once it is done, It is possible that you won’t find Skype Indicator / Icon So Solve the same, Install Following Packages :-

tejas-barot@linux-support-ahmedabad:~$ sudo apt-get install sni-qt sni-qt:i386

Step 5 :- If you are Facing Audio Issues, Install Following Package :-

tejas-barot@linux-support-ahmedabad:~$ sudo apt-get install libsound2-plugins:i386

Perform Following to Install Skype on Fedora :-

Step 1 :- Download Skype for Fedora from Below Link :-

Or To Download from Command Linke

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~] # wget

Step 2:- Install Dependencies for Skype :-

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~] # yum install pulseaudio-libs.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 libXv.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qtwebkit.i686 alsa-lib.i686

Step 3 :- Install the Downloaded RPM by Executing Following command :-

[root@tejas-barot-linux-support-ahmedabad ~] # rpm -ivh skype-

That’s It 

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