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)