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agusplastra

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Skype
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:30:53 pm »
Hello!

Does somebody has an updated version of skype? The one in gslapt seems to be only beta version and doesnt work well when somebody calls me. Is it something common? When I receive a call, it sounds but the application doesnt jump in the desktop and I cannot answer the call. I am running the beta version 2.2.

Thanks in advance


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Re: Skype
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 06:53:33 pm »
I can build version 4.0.0.8 but it only work on 32bit...64bit need multilib package that VL do not have...sorry about that...

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Re: Skype
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 09:36:17 pm »
agusplastra,

You might give ekiga or linphone a try.  They are in the repositories now.
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agusplastra

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Re: Skype
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012, 11:17:37 pm »
Thanks!

I would appreciate if you can package that for me. I still have some credit for making regular phonecalls with skype, but as soon as I use it, I will move to linphone or ekiga. I am not a fan of Microsoft.

Thanks again!

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Re: Skype
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 06:12:42 am »

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Re: Skype
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 04:23:53 pm »
Thanks. I have tried but I received a message saying that the package is corrupt.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 07:32:24 pm »
I am rebuilding it now...pls try again after 1 hour...

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Re: Skype
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2012, 05:44:37 am »
Thanks. I installed but it doesn't work. Apparently it is installed but when I click to open it, nothing happens.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2012, 07:38:48 pm »
yes...there is something wrong with it...but i have no idea how to solve it...sorry... :(
If i got any update i will let u know

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Re: Skype
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2012, 07:41:42 pm »
agusplastra,

You might give ekiga or linphone a try.  They are in the repositories now.
Unfortunately, that only works if all your contacts also use it.
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Re: Skype
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2012, 09:01:53 pm »
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Unfortunately, that only works if all your contacts also use it.

True.  But my contacts are generally open-source friendly. 
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Re: Skype
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012, 12:37:09 am »
I just download from skype the latest versions into my home directory. Open it with "mc"
copy it the to ~/skype, make a simlink in ~/bin/ to ~/skype/skype and have no problems in VLSOHO-7
and other linux distros.

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Re: Skype
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 11:09:06 pm »
I have build skype-4.1.0.20 for 32bit only...maybe someone can try it :)

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.0/x86/skype-4.1.0.20-i586-1vl70.txz

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Re: Skype
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 12:19:12 am »
@hata_ph, I gave it a bit of a test, starts up fine, but it's too late for me to call anybody.
I have moved it to the 32bit testing repo so anybody else is welcome to give it a try.
Vectorlinux screencasts and  tutorials can be found at....
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Re: Skype
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 07:12:05 pm »
@hata_ph, I gave it a bit of a test, starts up fine, but it's too late for me to call anybody.
I have moved it to the 32bit testing repo so anybody else is welcome to give it a try.


Thanks... :)