[Solved] Skype 4.2.x Linux : Can’t Connect | Ubuntu 12.04 / Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hello All,

Today Morning, I started my Laptop and Logged in to My Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS box and tried to Login in to Skype with same credentials, Skype thrown Error was “Can’t Connect”.

I managed to solve this error so sharing this error’s solution which might helps you.

This Error’s solution is very simple but very weird and complicated to find it out, I have find it out by just guessing the things.

skype 4.3 for Linux
skype 4.3 for Linux

I Just went to Skype’s Website and Checked that Latest Version was there so I gave it try and Updated New Version, After updating version of Skype, I am able to login successfully without any problem.

Get the Latest Version of Skype 4.3 For Linux from here http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/

and Install it by using following Command :-

tejas-barot@skype-ubunt-14-04-lts:~$ sudo dpkg -i skype-xxx-xx.deb

I was using Skype’s Version 4.2.x for Linux, I have updated version to and this solved my problem.

This is very simple Solution to the problem but very weird to find it out so Sharing with you guys.

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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 http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-

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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