Install Skype 8.69 on Fedora 34/33, CentOS/RHEL/SL 8.3/7.8 - Comment Page: 2

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 Skype 4.3 and older versions are outdated after July 1. 2017.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: 2

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    1. Heyyyyyyyy
      Thanks for this beautifull tutorial!
      Everything is really working now.
      I had the same problem as “guyrodge” (The last comment) and did the same solution and now everything works! thanks guyrodge …:)

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    2. i am using fedora 14 & i install skype with this tutorial
      i am not able to start the application by using skype command.
      eventhough on cliking skype icon.

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      • Hi Mahesh,

        Do you get some error when you try to start it using skype command on command line?

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          • Hi Mahesh,

            Sorry for long wait, but try to start skype as normal user (not root) and check what happens then?

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    3. today my skype stopped working, when you enter it automatically closes and does not report any error …

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      • SELinux was returned that he was terminated by signal 6 (SIGABRT)

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    4. thank you, now i´ve got working skype
      but i´m a bit lazy and have installed only dependencies from your example and after that downloaded and installed skype.rpm for fedora file from skype.com
      and it´s worked!
      P.S. yum showed errors on glibc2.i686, so i´ve had to remove it from the my dependencies list.

      my system is default Fedora 17 x86_64

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    5. Thanks to the suggestions I was able to get Skype calls running. After several systems updates, however, calls do not work any more (including test calls). Under Options (from the icon) I can show that my UVS Camera is working (confirmed also by the control light on the camera). No such control light comes on during a test call and no sound is recorded. I repeated the installation several times. Where may I be going wrong?

      With so many repeat installations I changed the shell script skype to:
      $ cat /usr/bin/skype
      # 6/14/2012 WRJ
      #!/bin/sh
      if test ! -f /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4
      then
      echo need to link /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4
      su -c “ln -s /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3 /usr/lib/libtiff.so.4″
      fi
      export SKYPE_HOME=”/opt/skype”
      $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*
      ############################# S K Y P E ######################################

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    6. Hi,could you please update this tuto as there is skype 4.0 available for linux yet.

      Cheers.

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      • Hi sgr,

        I will update this guide soon and test it also with Fedora 17 :)

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    7. Thanks, it works!
      Fedora 14 64bit

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    8. Great tutorial but i am getting some problems with microphone no one can hear me but i can hear them. Does anyone have a suggestion how to fix it? I am using Centos 6.2

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      • Hi zingerx,

        Is your microphone working normally without Skype?

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        • my mic is not working at all. i tested these commands: arecord; aplay nothing could be recorded.

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          • Okay, could you first post output of following command:

            
            lspci |grep -i audio
            
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            • 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)

              For more information:

              00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
              00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c)
              00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (secondary) (rev 0c)
              00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
              00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
              00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
              00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
              00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
              00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
              00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
              00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
              00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
              00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
              00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
              00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
              00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
              00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
              00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
              00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
              00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
              04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
              05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device ff1b (rev 01)
              0c:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
              0c:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
              0c:04.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
              0c:04.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller

              Thanks in Advance

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              • Thanks!

                Could you also post output of following command:

                
                amixer
                
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                • amixer

                  Simple mixer control ‘Master’,0
                  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined penum
                  Playback channels: Front Left – Front Right
                  Limits: Playback 0 – 65536
                  Mono:
                  Front Left: Playback 65536 [100%] [on]
                  Front Right: Playback 65536 [100%] [on]
                  Simple mixer control ‘Capture’,0
                  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch cswitch-joined penum
                  Capture channels: Front Left – Front Right
                  Limits: Capture 0 – 65536
                  Front Left: Capture 0 [0%] [on]
                  Front Right: Capture 0 [0%] [on]

                  Thanks

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                  • Open alsamixer and press F5 to show all channels. Then select Capture channel and unmute it.

                    Then try again is microphone working?

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    9. Just in case anyone ask, alternative for
      tar xvf skype_static* -C /opt/skype --strip-components=1
      is
      tar xvf getskype-linux-beta-static -C /opt/skype --strip-components=1

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    10. Superb….each and every command works as it should.
      Never seen such a perfect tutorial.

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    11. Hi JR,
      Nice tuto but I wonder if it will work for me. I still got the 2.2 beta version runing on f16 32bits. Do I have to remove it peviously, right? If I wanted to upgrade to the 4.0.0.8 Skype version?. If so, how can I do it to correctly from command line? Could you pls help me? I would appreciate it so much..
      Txe

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      • Hi Txe and thanks!

        Yes, recommend you to remove your current installation, should be possible using the following commands:

        
        rm -rf /opt/skype 
        rm /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
        rm /usr/share/icons/skype.png
        rm /usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png
        rm /usr/bin/skype
        

        Then install 4.0 with this guide. :)

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        • Hi JR,
          I’ve just tried your recomms and everything ran smoothly. Now Skype v4.0.0.8 works on my fed-16. I appreciate your help so much.

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