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How to Install Skype Using Terminal on Ubuntu

How to Install Skype Using Terminal on Ubuntu

  • Open Terminal by pressing CTRL+ALT+T and type or copy/paste following command line: sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2 and hit Enter
  • When it asks for your password, write it and press Enter
  • When you are done downloading the dependency packages, copy/paste the following command in the terminal:

Skype 32-bit: wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32 and hit Enter.

  • Skype 64-bit: wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64 and hit Enter.
  • When that’s finished downloading, copy/paste the following command to the terminal: sudo dpkg -i getskype-* and hit Enter
  • Now copy/paste the following command to the terminal to finish installing: sudo apt-get -f install and hit Enter.
  • After Skype is installed, close your Terminal.
  • To run Skype, press your Applications windows key (or the key beside ALT ) to open Dash and type ‘skype’ in the search bar.
  • And you will see Read the Skype “End User License Agreement”, choose your language and click on the ‘I agree’ button.
  • And that’s it enjoy in your skype on Ubuntu..

minimum system requirements

Skype for Linux

  • 1 GHz Dual core processor or faster.
  • 512 MB RAM.
  • 100 MB free disk space on your hard drive.
  • Video card driver with Xv support.
  • Either a built-in or external microphone is required for voice calls.
  • An internet connection – broadband is best (GPRS is not supported for voice calls).
  • Qt 4.7
  • D-Bus 1.0.0
  • PulseAudio 1.0 (4.0 recommended)
  • BlueZ 4.0.0 (optional)
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