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Problem with Skype for Linux Beta obtain through PPM (SOLVED
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Puppylinuxnube

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 18:16    Post subject:  Problem with Skype for Linux Beta obtain through PPM (SOLVED
Subject description: Cannot get Skype to work
 

Hi folks,

Just installed Puppy Linux 5.6.0 and I downloaded Skype for Linux Beta using Puppy Package Manager.
It now appears under Menu. Sometimes it opens when clicked on and sometimes not. Also, when I have successful sign in, get following message;

Failed
Cannot Connect


Please note that I used PPM to install devx slacko 5.6.0.sfs

What do I do next? Need this software to stay in touch with out of town family? Sad

Thank you

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OscarTalks


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Location: London, England

PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 18:41    Post subject:  

This version of Skype should work in Slacko 5.6.0 so long as all your other stuff such as networking is functioning correctly. Packaged as .sfs or .pet
http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks/skype-4.3.0.37-apulse3-slacko14.0.sfs
http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks/skype-4.3.0.37-apulse3-slacko14.0.pet

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Puppylinuxnube

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 18:48    Post subject:  

Appreciate the help. Some questions please.
Do I remove other versions first?
How do I download file? What with and where to?
What are steps after download, please.

Thank you so much
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Puppylinuxnube

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 19:03    Post subject:  

Hello,

saved file to download
used file finder and opened
logged in
sms texting is working!
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 19:07    Post subject:  

Yes, use PPM to remove any versions previously installed via PPM.
You should be able to download with your browser, if not with simple click then right click and save to wherever you have set as your download location. The .sfs has the advantage of not using up save-file space. That should be placed in /mnt/home (or one of the other suitable locations) and loaded with boot manager or sfs-load-on-the-fly. If you prefer the .pet just click on it to install it. PPM can be used if you need to uninstall it later.

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