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kb:linux:mint13xfceinstallskype [2014/09/03 00:08]
Allen Smith
kb:linux:mint13xfceinstallskype [2016/01/14 01:35] (current)
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 For Linux, this apparently meant that  only the very newest version of the Skype client was still able to log into Skype. Unfortunately,​ as of mid-day the repositories for Linux Mint 13 were still not updated to provide that version of Skype. For Linux, this apparently meant that  only the very newest version of the Skype client was still able to log into Skype. Unfortunately,​ as of mid-day the repositories for Linux Mint 13 were still not updated to provide that version of Skype.
  
-So the below is what was needed to get Skype download directly from [[http://​www.skype.com|skype.com]] installed and working.+So the below is what was needed ​-- on a **64bit version of Linux Mint 13 Xfce** -- to get Skype download directly from [[http://​www.skype.com|skype.com]] installed and working.
  
 <note tip>If the Software Manager has a current version of Skype that works, then use that to install the Skype client. Using the below alternate method to install Skype was needed **only** because something was **not** working.</​note>​ <note tip>If the Software Manager has a current version of Skype that works, then use that to install the Skype client. Using the below alternate method to install Skype was needed **only** because something was **not** working.</​note>​
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 ===== Install Skype Using Downloaded .deb File ===== ===== Install Skype Using Downloaded .deb File =====
 +On a 64bit system, before the downloaded Skype .deb file can be installed, the necessary 32bit support libraries must be installed.
 +  * Using the Mint **Software Manager** ("​Menu"​ icon >> Software Manager) do the following:
 +    * **Install** ''​ia32-libs-multiarch''​ ← Search for "​ia32"​
 +    * **Install** ''​sni-qt:​i386''​ ← Search for "​sni-qt"​
  
 +Now the downloaded Skype .deb file can be installed using gdebi
 +  * In the user **Downloads** folder:
 +    * double-click on the Skype i386 .deb file -- to install that using gdebi
 +    * In the Package Installer window that opens, select the "''​Install''"​ button
 +      * Close the windows once installing Skype has completed.