How to Install Skype 2 on 64-bit Ubuntu
Preparing your system
sudo aptitude install ia32-libs lib32asound2 libasound2-plugins
Install Skype on 64-bit ubuntu
First you need to download .deb package from here
After downloaded .deb package you need to install using the following command
sudo dpkg -i
Using medibuntu Repositories
Enter each command in terminal window
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring
sudo apt-get update
Install skype using the following command
sudo apt-get install skype
For users with sound problems due to PulseAudio, Medibuntu also offers the package "skype-static-oss". Once installed, skype can be run through pulse audio with "padsp skype".
None of the above worked for me under Ubuntu Intrepid 64 bit. The medibuntu seemed to work best. It worked flawlessly. However, Skype is no where to be found? I am wondering how I can uninstall because it might cause problems?? Please advise. Thanks!
It appears that medibuntu has installed Skype. But I do not see it. Where did it install?
You have two options now
1) Press Alt+F2 and enter skype click on Run
2)add a menu icon from the command line
sudo gedit ~/Desktop/Skype.desktop
After this now you need to go to Applications—>Internet—>Skype
Interesting article, but read https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeEthics before deciding of installing Skype
Method 1 did not work until I realised that you need to have 2 neg signs in front of the force command:
In the text, the word processor combined them to look like one symbol.
here is the solution for skype 2.0 on intrepid amd64
1. Create /etc/ld.so.conf.d/alsa32.conf with the following contents:
2. Create /etc/ld.so.conf.d/alsa64.conf with the following contents:
3. sudo ldconfig
4. Open /usr/share/alsa/pulse.conf in the editor and remove the “/usr/lib/alsa-lib/” prefix from the libasound_module_conf_pulse.so file.
Here are the issues i have fixed on my amd64 intrepid box with pulse audio
ps:please don’t use aptitude , in my case it removes some packages that i stil need them
Hey guys there is a 64 bit version available by Skype at
Thanks for the useful post!
The skype-static-oss package solved my problems.
Skype Version 18.104.22.168 64bit is released for 8.10, and it installed fine on my Ubuntu Studio (8.04) installation – worked like a charm.
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I used Method 1 to install Skype but encountered the following error on the Terminal:
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline’
So would you please help me how to I solve it?
you save my day !!