Monday, July 03, 2006

How to install New Skype Beta for Ubuntu Dapper

Skype has released their New Beta for Linux !

Version 1.3.0.30, ALSA or OSS support, no Video conferencing yet.



















Why upgrade? It fixed my "problem with sound device" error that version 1.2.0.18 had, seems more stable.

How to install.

If you have Skype go to the command line and remove it ! (Don't worry, your contacts will not be deleted)

sudo apt-get remove skype

Download the new debian package from this link

http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-deb

Find the package by browsing to it from your "home folder" and right click on it, then select "Open with GDebi Package Installer"

Click Install, then enter your password

It should install under "internet / skype"

Or you could type this at the command line

skype &

All done !

Whats new in the new Skype see changelog
http://www.skype.com/download/skype/linux/changelog.html

3 Comments:

Blogger Jimmy Ryan said...

Thanks!! It actually does fix alot of problems I was having!! You are an asset to the Ubuntu community for sure!! Keep it up!!

11:50 am  
Blogger Louis said...

Thanks for this simple and useful info tip!

2:36 am  
Blogger Ryszard said...

nice... I made a screencast how to install Skype on Ubuntu 7.04 http://wikisos.org/wiki/Ubuntu_7.04:How_to_install_Skype

4:35 am  

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