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How to install Skype in Puppeee?
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chfisa

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 12:52    Post subject:  How to install Skype in Puppeee?
Subject description: Recommended version for Puppeee Linux on eee pc 900 (Celeron)
 

New to this OS. After a couple of failed Skype install attempts, was wondering which version and download site I should go to for the best chance of success?
Thanks!
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jpeps

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 13:04    Post subject:  

There's a static version for linux on their site that works out of the box.
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chfisa

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 13:25    Post subject:  

Hmm.... Thanks!
I guess I belong in the How-to forum then. I didn't have much luck decompressing their file to the root.
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jpeps

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 13:37    Post subject:  

chfisa wrote:
Hmm.... Thanks!
I guess I belong in the How-to forum then. I didn't have much luck decompressing their file to the root.


You can try this. I also posted a build script somewhere, but there's a number of versions posted if you search.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=66922

from their site:
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/downloading.static

decompress with: "tar -xvjf package"

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Terryphi


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 13:41    Post subject:  

If you would like to try an SFS package of Skype have a look at this thread:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=66922

However, please note that it has not been tested on Pupeee. There is a list of Puppy variants it definitely works on.

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chfisa

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 14:08    Post subject:  

Thanks. Going to give that SFS version a whirl! Will let you know how it goes...
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chfisa

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Feb 2012, 14:55    Post subject:  

Success with the sfs version you steered me to. Not sure how it all happened, though... I downloaded the file. Couldn't find it in bootmanager, so did a little file exploration and found a Skype folder under mnt/home with what appeared to be a run icon in it. I dragged the icon to the desktop and it opens up Skype successfully.

an old Windows user, I have a lot to learn about Linux!

Thanks for your quick help, folks!
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cleg223

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Apr 2012, 09:09    Post subject:
Subject description: RE
 

another way to do it is simple (this is only info for other people reading this thread)

the best way to do it is to use the package manager to search for it, from there you can install pretty much automatically.

You will find the Skype in Linux much more reliable than the windows version!!!
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