Install Skype 8.69 on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL/SL 8.3/7.8 - Comment Page: 17

This is guide, howto install Skype 8.69 on Fedora 34/33/32/31 on CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL)/Scientific Linux (SL) 8.3/7.8. This is actually easy process, I updated this guide and use Skype own RPM package, because it's currently only way the install Skype. Skype 4.3 and older versions are outdated after July 1. 2017. Notice From Skype download page: Important notice: All Skype for Linux clients version 4.3 and older will be retired on July 1, 2017. To keep chatting, please install the latest version of Skype for Linux. Check video version of guide: Watch More Videos and Subscribe to if-not-true-then-false.com Youtube Channel 1. Install Skype 8.69 on Fedora...

709 comments on “Install Skype 8.69 on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL/SL 8.3/7.8 - Comment Page: 17

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    1. Hi JR,

      I have the same problem with skype as Colin Ager has,
      My CPU is AMD Athlon 32 PAE; kernel:3.14.17-100.fc19.i686
      I am using KDE.
      I sent strace report to http://pastebin.com

      Please help me in fixing this issue.

      rpetrickovic

      Reply
      • Hi rpetrickovic,

        Could you post your pastebin link too?

        Reply
    2. Hi JR. The only unusual item in this machine is the video card which is a That is a Nvidia Quadro FX1100. I tried to use the PAE kernel but although the processer (AthlonXP2200+) is supposed to be compatible with this it hangs on boot! That is why I am using the non PAE version. Most other programs seem to work OK even Google Earth (once I used rpmrebuild to remove conflict in the rpm). I also tried loading Fedora16 as a guest with virtualbox and although I got it to load it was so slow as to be unusable. If it can handle these, what is so special about Skype? Is it expecting some odd scripting tool that I don’t have ?

      I have now set-up a Pastebin account with username Cager in case it is needed.
      Cheers Colin

      Reply
    3. Hi,

      I am in the process of updating my Fedora 18 with a clean Fedora install.

      The new version installed OK on fc18 but it insists on auto running at boot!
      I left a message on the Linux Skype forum got lots of “reads” but no answer.

      Doe this have to auto run, if not, how can I stop it!?

      There does not seem to be a place on the GUI to stop it, but I think windoze does!

      Thanks

      Peter H

      Reply
      • Hi Peter H,

        Do you mean that Skype starts automatically, when you start your Linux / Desktop?

        What desktop are you using?

        Reply
        • Hi,

          Yes it was doing that on fc18 but I wanted to upgrade bash (shellshock) and fc18 is no longer supported so have upgraded to fc20.

          I used this information:

          http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2012/install-skype-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel-scientific-linux-sl/

          It does not now start at boot so, either I was doing something wrong or there was some differences with the earlier version!

          FYI I was using gnome desktop on all installs.

          Thanks for your time.

          Peter H

          Reply
          • Hi Peter,

            You could try to copy/link your /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop to /etc/xdg/autostart (system wide) or ~/.config/autostart (per user).

            Example:

            
            mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart
            
            ln -s /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop ~/.config/autostart/skype.desktop
            
            Reply
    4. I’ve also got a seg fault when trying to run skype on fedora 20 (fresh install)

      [[email protected] ~]$ strace -o output.txt /usr/bin/skype
      /usr/bin/skype: line 4: 5489 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

      http://pastebin.com/XRHQ71f3

      can anyone advise please?

      thanks

      Reply
    5. @Simon and @rpetrickovic

      Could you post output of following commands (example to pastebin again):

      
      env |grep -e LAN -e LC
      
      locale
      
      locale -a
      
      yum list installed
      
      Reply
      • HI JR. It looks as if I was misinformed and that none of the AthlonXP processors are sse2 capable according to “CPU World”, so that puts the tin lid on it! I will have to go hunting for a cheap desktop machine with an Athlon64 or later which does have the ability to use sse2 and sse3. I need Skype for an elderly(82) sister-in-law. I am a mere 76!
        Many thanks for trying to help.
        Colin

        Reply
      • Hi rpetrickovic and Colin,

        Thanks for posting your outputs. It seems that everything is okay on software side, so yes, then it’s hardware problem (maybe that missing SSE2). Skype problems are sometimes very hard to debug, because it’s closed source app and might work on Windows, but not on Linux and so on.

        Reply
    6. I think I have narrowed it down – Skype launches fine when using akmod nvidia drivers, but seg faults when using the binary drivers direct from nvidia’s website.

      Unfortunately I need the offical driver for my 3d applications, so looks like skype will have to lose out :(

      Reply
      • Hi Simon,

        I’ve seen this happen a few times in the past that nVidia Linux drivers have caused problems with Skype.

        Reply
    7. Hey, It is not working for me :(

      WHen I try to install the dependencies I’m getting:

      Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root
      cause is something else and multilib version checking is just
      pointing out that there is a problem. Eg.:

      1. You have an upgrade for libwayland-server which is missing some
      dependency that another package requires. Yum is trying to
      solve this by installing an older version of libwayland-server of the
      different architecture. If you exclude the bad architecture
      yum will tell you what the root cause is (which package
      requires what). You can try redoing the upgrade with
      --exclude libwayland-server.otherarch ... this should give you an error
      message showing the root cause of the problem.

      2. You have multiple architectures of libwayland-server installed, but
      yum can only see an upgrade for one of those architectures.
      If you don't want/need both architectures anymore then you
      can remove the one with the missing update and everything
      will work.

      3. You have duplicate versions of libwayland-server installed already.
      You can use "yum check" to get yum show these errors.

      ...you can also use --setopt=protected_multilib=false to remove
      this checking, however this is almost never the correct thing to
      do as something else is very likely to go wrong (often causing
      much more problems).

      protected multilib version : libwayland-server-1.2.0-3.fc20.i686 != libwayland-server-1.5.0-4.el7.nux.x86_64
      Error: protected multilib version: libwayland-client-1.2.0-3.fc20.i686 != libwayland-client-1.5.0-4.el7.nux.x86_64

      any idea?

      Reply
      • Hi Diego,

        Try following first:

        
        yum update
        
        yum clean all
        

        Then try this guide again.

        Reply
    8. Good instructions, thanks! Worked perfectly for me on Fedora 20.

      Reply
    9. It is not working in Fedora 20 x86_64

      –> Finished Dependency Resolution
      Error: Multilib version problems found. This often means that the root
      cause is something else and multilib version checking is just
      pointing out that there is a problem. Eg.:

      1. You have an upgrade for libwayland-server which is missing some
      dependency that another package requires. Yum is trying to
      solve this by installing an older version of libwayland-server of the
      different architecture. If you exclude the bad architecture
      yum will tell you what the root cause is (which package
      requires what). You can try redoing the upgrade with
      –exclude libwayland-server.otherarch … this should give you an error
      message showing the root cause of the problem.

      2. You have multiple architectures of libwayland-server installed, but
      yum can only see an upgrade for one of those architectures.
      If you don’t want/need both architectures anymore then you
      can remove the one with the missing update and everything
      will work.

      3. You have duplicate versions of libwayland-server installed already.
      You can use “yum check” to get yum show these errors.

      …you can also use –setopt=protected_multilib=false to remove
      this checking, however this is almost never the correct thing to
      do as something else is very likely to go wrong (often causing
      much more problems).

      Protected multilib versions: libwayland-server-1.2.0-3.fc20.i686 != libwayland-server-1.5.0-4.el7.nux.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: libvdpau-0.7-1.fc20.i686 != libvdpau-0.8-1.el7.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: libwayland-client-1.2.0-3.fc20.i686 != libwayland-client-1.5.0-4.el7.nux.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: qtwebkit-2.3.3-1.fc20.i686 != qtwebkit-2.3.4-1.fc20.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: pulseaudio-libs-4.0-8.gitf81e3.fc20.i686 != pulseaudio-libs-5.0-7.fc20.x86_64
      Error: Protected multilib versions: libgomp-4.8.2-1.fc20.i686 != libgomp-4.8.3-7.fc20.x86_64

      Reply
      • Hi Roderick,

        Try following first:

        
        yum update
        
        yum clean all
        

        Then try to install dependencies again.

        Reply
    10. Thanks for this. I just upgraded my personal workstation to Fedora 21 and had Skype 4.2 stop working. Previously I’d stuck with 4.2 because the 4.3 rpm wasn’t working with Pulse on my machines. Your instructions and configuration for the dynamic tarball worked like a charm!

      Reply
    11. Awesome! Thanks a lot man! My last fedora was 16 then i had a 2 year break and now installed fedora 20. So much changed, i remember that on 16th installing skype working with your audio devices was a several days operation :D But now it works like charm.

      Thanks again!)

      Reply
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