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666philb


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 09:50    Post subject:  skype 4
Subject description: for lucid and slacko
 

skype 4

if someones already posted this let me know and i'll remove it

works on lucid and slacko...... doesn't work on wary or saluki

sfs here http://www.mediafire.com/file/tcvzjwoc2dgenlk/skype-4_sfs4.sfs 40mb
md5 f57700eb48eca5f809872c14335b04e9

pet here http://www.mediafire.com/file/5sa27xfjzws5ti7/skype-4.pet 40mb
md5 6c44ceffa870857812695544df172ec0

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Aug 2012, 12:19    Post subject: Re: skype 4
Subject description: for lucid and slacko
 

There is also one here that is 28mb: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=79077
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Shep

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Aug 2012, 02:32    Post subject: Re: skype 4
Subject description: for lucid and slacko
 

sheepy wrote:
There is also one here that is 28mb: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=79077

But you'll probably have to also download another 34MB pet of library files to get this 28MB Skype going.
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sheepy


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Aug 2012, 22:00    Post subject: Re: skype 4
Subject description: for lucid and slacko
 

Shep wrote:
sheepy wrote:
There is also one here that is 28mb: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=79077

But you'll probably have to also download another 34MB pet of library files to get this 28MB Skype going.

Nah, bro, the executable itself takes up the whole package, surprisingly! The package is mostly documentation, whereas the large executable is in /usr/bin. I have not experienced any libs that needed to be fetched for this package.
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Shep

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Aug 2012, 04:19    Post subject: Re: skype 4
Subject description: for lucid and slacko
 

sheepy wrote:
Shep wrote:
sheepy wrote:
There is also one here that is 28mb: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=79077

But you'll probably have to also download another 34MB pet of library files to get this 28MB Skype going.

Nah, bro, the executable itself takes up the whole package, surprisingly! The package is mostly documentation, whereas the large executable is in /usr/bin. I have not experienced any libs that needed to be fetched for this package.

I have. There were 4 or 5 missing libs, and I got them in that 34MB pet. This is for Dpup Exprimo, YMMV.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug 2012, 21:13    Post subject: Re: skype 4
Subject description: for lucid and slacko
 

666philb wrote:
skype 4

if someones already posted this let me know and i'll remove it

works on lucid and slacko...... doesn't work on wary or saluki

sfs here http://www.mediafire.com/file/tcvzjwoc2dgenlk/skype-4_sfs4.sfs 40mb
md5 f57700eb48eca5f809872c14335b04e9

pet here http://www.mediafire.com/file/5sa27xfjzws5ti7/skype-4.pet 40mb
md5 6c44ceffa870857812695544df172ec0

I had an earlier version of Skype that worked fine on Wary and Slacko. I tried this one but when I click on any contact, the conversation box automatically appears at the very top of the page with its top bar pushed off the screen. Due to this it's not possible to adjust its position or even close it without killing the box which then makes Skype crash. I should add that I'm using a laptop with a 1024 x 768 resolution. I wonder if anyone has had this problem?
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Aug 2012, 22:27    Post subject: Re: skype 4
Subject description: for lucid and slacko
 

liro wrote:
I tried this one but when I click on any contact, the conversation box automatically appears at the very top of the page with its top bar pushed off the screen. Due to this it's not possible to adjust its position

Are you sure about that? What happens if you hold down the LEFT ALT key while depressing the left mouse button on any neutral location inside that box? Alternatively, does that window have its own entry at the foot of your screen? If so, another way to move that window: right click in the line at the foot of your screen, select Move, and slide the mouse

There's more than one way to skin a cat, err, pup. Wink

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2012, 00:34    Post subject: Issue with 28MB pet  

#/usr/bin/skype
/usr/bin/skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtDBus.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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666philb


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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2012, 03:42    Post subject:  

hi growler, what puppy are you using? and can you try launching skype from it's folder in /opt/skype4
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CatDude


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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2012, 04:21    Post subject:  

Hi

I mainly use frugal installs, and this is how i do things.
    1. Download this: http://download.skype.com/linux/skype_static-4.0.0.8.tar.bz2 (39MB, unpacks to 47MB)
    and unpack it in /mnt/home
    which results in this: /mnt/home/skype_staticQT-4.0.0.8

    2. Using two ROX-Filer windows,
    one at /mnt/home and the other at /usr/share
    Now Drag 'n' Drop /mnt/home/skype_staticQT-4.0.0.8
    into /usr/share
    Select Link (absolute)
    then rename the directory /usr/share/skype_staticQT-4.0.0.8 to /usr/share/skype

    3. Using two ROX-Filer windows,
    one at /usr/share/skype the other at /usr/local/bin (or /usr/bin if that's what you prefer)
    Now Drag 'n' Drop the binary file /usr/share/skype/skype
    into /usr/local/bin (or /usr/bin if that's what you prefer)
    Select Link (absolute)

    Change the ROX-Filer window at /usr/local/bin
    to /usr/share/applications

    Now Drag 'n' Drop /usr/share/skype/skype.desktop
    into /usr/share/applications
    Select Link (absolute)

    4. Right click on /usr/share/skype/skype.desktop
    and select: Open as text
    Change line 5
    from this:
    Code:
    Icon=skype.png


    to this:
    Code:
    Icon=/usr/share/skype/icons/SkypeBlue_48x48.png


    Save the change, then open a console/terminal
    and enter this:
    Code:
    fixmenus

    then restart the window manager (JWM whatever)

    You should now have a menu entry (under 'Network' in Slacko),
    that's pretty much it really, though personally i go one step further.


    5. (Optional)
    Fire up Skype, and set it up as you normally would,
    then exit Skype.

    You should now have the following directory: /root/.Skype (set ROX to show hidden files)
    this directory contains your Skype user profile (amongst other things),
    so i Copy it into /mnt/home
    and rename it to: /mnt/home/.Skype4008

    Next i delete the original directory: /root/.Skype
    then Drag 'n' Drop /mnt/home/.Skype4008
    into /root
    Select Link (absolute)
    then rename the link as .Skype


That's it

Now i can use the same Skype (and profile etc)
in any other frugal installs i have/make
simply by symlinking it from the directories in /mnt/home

CatDude
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2012, 05:50    Post subject: Re: Issue with 28MB pet  

growler wrote:
#/usr/bin/skype
/usr/bin/skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtDBus.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I expect you'll find that you are missing 4 files, but you can install them using this 34MB pet: qt-4.8.0-basic-with-qtwebkit-dpup.pet

I think I got my copy here: http://www.smokey01.com/pemasu/QT-4.8.0-dpup/libs/qt-4.8.0-basic-with-qtwebkit-dpup.pet

But it may be easier(?) to use the static build endorsed by CatDude.

To find out whether your /usr/bin/skype binary is missing some essential files, open a terminal and type:
ldd /usr/bin/skype
and you'll see of any missing libs indicated.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Aug 2012, 15:46    Post subject: Re: skype 4
Subject description: for lucid and slacko
 

Shep wrote:
liro wrote:
I tried this one but when I click on any contact, the conversation box automatically appears at the very top of the page with its top bar pushed off the screen. Due to this it's not possible to adjust its position

Are you sure about that? What happens if you hold down the LEFT ALT key while depressing the left mouse button on any neutral location inside that box? Alternatively, does that window have its own entry at the foot of your screen? If so, another way to move that window: right click in the line at the foot of your screen, select Move, and slide the mouse

There's more than one way to skin a cat, err, pup. :wink:

Yep you're right, or at least when you know what you're doing :P. Thanks for that, the LEFT ALT solution works fine =).
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 16:19    Post subject:  

I'm a bit late to this party...however.

Just installed the 40mb .pet file linked above and it's worked fine, however, I am having a hard time getting my webcams to work at all. They show up as blank, black boxes in the Skype options and I can't get them to display at all in Skype whatsoever.

I have tested both with Guvcview and they work fine there...?

Any ideas? Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 21:26    Post subject:  

Hello darkstrike,

I have 3 USB webcams, all of which work in guvcview and Linphone but only 1 of them works in Skype so it seems to be a bit of a case of some do and some don't.

One thing to mention is that with the one that does work, if I go into the options menu and tick the "enable video" box the image will not appear in the black test area straight away. I have to apply the changes then quit and restart Skype and then when I go into options again the image in the test area works.

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 21:31    Post subject:  

if your camera works in guvcview there's a work'a'round.....

1. start guvcview and get your cam showing.
2. in skype 'right click' on you contact you want to call and choose 'share your screen'
3 choose 'share selection' and draw a rectangle around guvciew

yay .. your contact can see you Smile

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