Install Skype 8.61 on Fedora 32/31, CentOS/RHEL/SL 8.0/7.7 - Comment Page: 21

This is guide, howto install Skype 8.61 on Fedora 32/31/30/29/28 on CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL)/Scientific Linux (SL) 8.0/7.7. 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 Skype 4.3 and older versions are outdated after July 1. 2017.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. 1. Install Skype 8.61 on Fedora 32/31/30/29/28 and CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 8.0/7.7 [inttf_post_ad1] 1.1 Change root user su - ## OR ## sudo -i 1.2...

707 comments on “Install Skype 8.61 on Fedora 32/31, CentOS/RHEL/SL 8.0/7.7 - Comment Page: 21

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    1. Hi, I had Fedora 22 64bit installed then tried to upgrade to 23 but had problems with nvidia driver which I could not sort. So just done a clean install of 22 with nouveu driver and all is OK.
      Tried your procedure and all seemed OK (dependencies, links etc) but it does nothing when typing “skype” as normal user, not even a complaint!!
      Any thoughts as to what I have done wrong?

      Thanks

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      • Hi Peter,

        Could you post output of following command:

        
        cat /usr/bin/skype
        
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    2. On Fedora 23 I had to add:

      dnf install mesa-libGL.i686

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    3. There is one more lib that 64bit users have to install before it runs
      At least I had to.

      After installing all those 32bit libraries described above I still had to install:
      dnf install libwebp.so.5

      I actually did dnf install libwebp*

      Then it worked !

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    4. Thanks. It is working with me. I am using a Fedora 23 64 bit Workstation on Lenovo G510 laptop.

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    5. Congratulations! Your how to is very useful.

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    6. Please follow above steps it’s easy.

      I tried centos6 it’s working good

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      • Hi Shnoulle,

        More simple yes, but did you tried it on CentOS/RHEL/SL 7/6?

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    7. Just used your tutorial without any trouble and everything is working flawlessly. Cheers.

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    8. Thanks a lot, great guide. Worked beautifully.

      Reply
    9. Hi there,

      Thanks for the post. However, I am just getting an issue on Fedora 23 64 bit.

      When I type “skype” I get this error: /usr/bin/skype: line 4: 4238 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $SKYPE_HOME/skype –resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

      Any ideas?

      Thanks
      Chris

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    10. I’m having the same problem as Chris. Please help – thanks!

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      • Hi mdb,

        Do you have nVidia drivers installed?

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      • Thanks JR this worked for me too!

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    11. Hello, i followed the tutorial, but my skype dont show my contacts on login, someone knows what it can be?

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      • Hi there, I have the same thing happening with Fedora 23. Any luck for you in the meantime?

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        • Well, after a reboot my Skype was totally functional, don’t know what it was. But I deleted the .Skype folder in my home directory, don’t if it was the solution.

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        • Hi Rodrigo and JHG,

          Could you start skype from the command line and check do you get any errors?

          And one thing to try is start with clean profile directory, like (as normal user):

          
          mv ~/.Skype ~/.Skype-bak
          
          skype
          
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        • Weird, it suddenly shows all contacts. Maybe that’s been a problem with Skype’s servers …

          @JR: I installed this on Fedora 23 (x86_64) and additionally needed the bzip2-libs.686 package. The installation also worked with the RPM package that you can get from skype.com then.

          Thanks for the great guide!

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        • For some reason I can see my contacts now. Maybe that was a problem with the Skype network?

          @JR: Thanks for the great guide! For Fedora 23 (x86_64) I also had to install the bzip2-libs.686 package. And the installation even worked with the RPM package from skype.com after that :-)

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    12. Congratulations! Thanks a lot, great guide. Working like a charm.

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    13. The instructions worked like a charm. Thanks a lot mate.

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    14. The proposed one-size-fits-all icon symlink is a very bad idea on high-dpi displays, such as on 4K laptops, because it hardcodes the icon size. This leads to blurred Skype icons when e.g. 128×128 px desktop icons are needed. Here’s a solution that works fine for me (in KDE 5 at least):

      for icon in /opt/skype/icons/*; do
      ressuffix=”${icon##*_}”
      res=”${ressuffix%%.*}”
      ln -s “$icon” /usr/share/icons/hicolor/”$res”/apps/skype.png
      done

      This will simply let the desktop application (or the launcher displaying the icon) pick the best resolution as needed.

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      • Hi Andrej,

        This is excellent idea and solution. Thanks for posting this. I add this to guide, thanks!

        Reply
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