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[HowTo] Install Skype on Puppy
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Oct 2009, 01:34    Post subject:  

I made a SFS file out of it and it works great!
If you want to you can post it...
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Iguleder


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Oct 2009, 04:07    Post subject:  

You should post it in the software forum, that's great.
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Oct 2009, 12:39    Post subject:  

Iguleder; One thing sweet is this setup can be used by many different Puppy installs!!!

Also... I assume that the file: skype.conf is written to by setup and configuration?
So to use it for: "mount but don`t union" the file needs to be copied somewhere.
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brin

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Oct 2009, 13:02    Post subject: Re: Installing Skype on Puppy
Subject description: One last little detail
 

don largo wrote:
Nice guide Iguleder!

One suggestion, however. Skype needs the files to be unpacked to the following directory: /usr/share/skype/
.


Thanks to this last little detail, NOW I have my skype in native lang. Very Happy

Also THX to Iguleder!

works perfect!

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hakar

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Oct 2009, 08:24    Post subject:  

I can not work !!! , Skype 2.0.0.72 - message "problem with audio capture", Puppy 4.2
help me Confused
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jackieflorida


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Oct 2009, 21:50    Post subject:  

Since I use Puppy in setting up older computers, I am wondering what would be the minimum processor speed for voice only and also for video calls when using Skype in Puppy 4.X.

The Skype site states 1ghz as an overall specification but I figure that some forum readers may have experienced results at lower processor speeds.
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Iguleder


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PostPosted: Fri 16 Oct 2009, 06:47    Post subject:  

Plug in your microphone and make sure to select it in the options to make it work.
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hakar

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Oct 2009, 02:57    Post subject:  

Microphone connected. mhWaveEdit Audio recordre / editor recording and playback. Very Happy Streamtuner ok. My machine is a Pentium II 350 MHz, owerclock to 392 MHz, SB 16 ISA card, Alsamixer, the message does not change "the problem with the Audio Capture" Crying or Very sad Puppy 4.2
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Iguleder


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Oct 2009, 04:08    Post subject:  

Try every option in the audio capture thingy (device 0, 1, 2 ... ) until you get it to work, that's what I did, since I didn't know where's 0 (red, green plug?).
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Paddy

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Oct 2009, 06:49    Post subject: Video working with Skype
Subject description: Video working with Skype
 

Thanks for this guide, it was a great help. Everything worked as you said.

I bough a Microsoft LifeCam VX-700 very cheap on clearance sale. Plugged it in and it works really great with Skype on Puppy. To my amazement. No adjustments, no drivers needed. I know it works on windows machines without drivers. Some kind of generic human interface thing.

Is there Hardware compatibility list of stuff that works with Puppy somewhere? I tried numerous other cams to no avail. Hope this helps someone avoid this.
I am using Puppy 431 frugal on a Compaq Presario V4000 Skype beta 2.1.0.47 installed as per this guide.
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r__hughes

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Nov 2009, 18:50    Post subject:  

Thanks to everyone to wrote in this article and thanks Paddy for your ref to the M'Soft Lifecam VX-700. I had tried a couple of cheapo webcams with no success but this worked out of the box on my frugal pup421 and pup431 - all I had to do was use Xorg rather than Xvesa.

I bought the VX-700 for around C$25 here in Montreal. I don't know if any of the other VX series work but they seem to be up to VX-6000 now.

I d'loaded the skype_static-2.1.0.47.tar.bz2 file as per instructions, unzipped it, renamed the folder to skype & put the whole folder in my mnt/home with symlink to /usr/share. I put the skype symlink on the desktop as described & it worked first time ( although I had voice only until I got the VX-700)

My computer is a Dell Latitude D610 Laptop which can now travel in style in Linux Smile

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scrat


Joined: 07 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Mon 07 Dec 2009, 15:25    Post subject:  

Thanks a lot. All working on my crotchety pc.

Any way of changing the fonts size of the program? I'm older than my fabulous pc...
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Mitchellray

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Dec 2009, 15:05    Post subject: Skype 123 was easy
Subject description: Big Thank You Iguleder - Easiest Skype install I have tried
 

Hello Iguleder,
The Skype install went according to steps.
I had no problems whatsoever.
My soundcard had already been configured and bark tested successfully by Puppy on bootup process.
Skype testing call worked on the very first try!
That was a first for me.
Every previous attempt to install Skype in other Linux distro's resulted in a bit of...
(Previously, I thought I had determined that my hardware would only function with 'older' versions of Skype for linux and I had saved one for future use. Now it seems that determination was incorrect.)

When working from Slackware and Fedora, there was an issue with the capture and the mixers are a bit confusing with pink, red, or green lights.
As you indicated, trial and error prevailed more than once over memory and lack of experience.
Thanks much.
Mitchellray
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tlchost

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Dec 2009, 02:27    Post subject:  

sunburnt wrote:
I made a SFS file out of it and it works great!
If you want to you can post it...


Was it posted? If not, I can host it for you.

Thom
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Iguleder


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PostPosted: Wed 16 Dec 2009, 03:47    Post subject:  

It's quite easy to create an SFS from skype.

Download skype_static-2.1.0.47.tar.bz2 ...

tar xjf skype_static-2.1.0.47.tar.bz2
mv skype_static-2.1.0.47 skype
mkdir -p skypesfs/usr/share
mv skype skypesfs/usr/share
mksquashfs skypesfs


By the way, I think I can write a script that automatically downloads the latest Skype and creates an SFS. I already created automatic compilation scripts for Vim, udev and Dropbear ... whaddya think?
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