Anyone using Skype on FC11 ?
jackc at linuxlighthouse.com
Fri Aug 28 18:15:10 UTC 2009
i guess i muffed this one?
1. i removed the skype.fc10
2. i extracted the tarball to /usr/share/skype (note that i moved
skype-126.96.36.199/* to /usr/share/skype/..)
3. i coped the skype script to /usr/bin and updated it to be, ...
# Configure this with paths that suit you. The default should work if
you run ./skype from the current directory.
# LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/share/skype/Qt4.4:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./skype.bin
cd /usr/share/skype; LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/share/skype:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
4. i also copied /usr/share/skype/skype.bin to /usr/bin/.
But! after launch, i put in my passwd and it comes back with, 'unable to
access skype data files'.
does my error jump out at you?
On 08/28/2009 10:11 AM, Ryan Lynch wrote:
>> sudo wget -O /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-skype
>>> sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repo.d/skype.repo
> Also, have you tried Skype for MID, yet? I think the version is 188.8.131.52,
> but I'm not sure whether that's in the same version # scheme as regular
> Skype. It's a modifed client intended for Linux MIDs (Mobile Internet
> * http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-mid
> I am running it now, on Fedora 11, and it works pretty well with my Logitech
> QuickCam 9000 USB. It seems to like PulseAudio, after I uncommented and
> changed some settings.
> * high-priority = yes
> * nice-level = 3
> * default-fragments = 8
> * default-fragment-size-msec = 5
> You may not need all of those, I'm not 100% sure which ones solved my
> problems. (Basically, I was getting sound so choppy that it sounded like
> short, sharp bursts of static--totally unusable.) After changing settings,
> do a `killall pulseaudio`, and then restart your client apps (pulseaudio
> should be automatically restarted when a client requests it).
> I haven't gotten around to making an F11 RPM spec file, yet, but the manual
> installation is dead simple:
> * Untar to '/usr/share/skype/',
> * copy the 'skype' script 'skype.bin' binary executables to '/usr/bin', and
> * edit the 'skype' script so that it points to the correct binary path
> There are a few missing features in MID, but I haven't missed them.
jackc at LinuxLightHouse.com
IM: jackcraigaptos (AIM)
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