Skype 188.8.131.52 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.
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 http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-184.108.40.206-fedora.i586.rpm
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-220.127.116.11-fedora.i586.rpm
Hope this will helps you all, If you face any issue regarding the same or its not working for you some how then please raise your questions / issues then comment down below.
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