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Install Skype 8.15 on Fedora 27/26, CentOS/RHEL/SL 7.4 - Comment Page: 23

This is guide, howto install Skype 8.15 on Fedora 27/26/25/24 on CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL)/Scientific Linux (SL) 7.4. 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 Skype 4.3 and older versions are outdated after July 1. 2017.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...


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Good afternoon!

Could you, please, also describe an algorithm on skype uninstallation?

Kind regards.

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The problem with that is that it is alpha.
Missing features include adding contacts and calling mobiles and landlines (ie its just like a buggy im app)

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Hello JR,

I am on Fedora 24 and I have the same problem and same output than Ray. I don’t see answer after 5th june. Thank you.

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Hello JH,

Do you mean that you have older skype version installed too? And when you click Skype icon it opens version?

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Rusty Tyson

Howdy: I am running Fedora 24 on a 64-bit Dell Optiplex 760. I’ll need to download and install some drivers for a video cam that I have not tried to use before on this computer. Please, could you advise me where to learn how to get the right driver(s) and install them so that when I install Skype, I’ll be able to run it? – Thanks & All th’ e-Best – Rusty

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I tried with many installation instructions of Skype in Fedora-23. This is one of the easy and smooth sailing on installation of Skype in F-23. Thank you very much.

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Thank you for the instructions! I got the following error after starting skype after installing it on Fedora 25:
$ skype

(skype:8811): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”,

(skype:8811): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”,
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “pk-gtk-module”
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “canberra-gtk-module”

Wondering if these are required for normal skype work.

The reason I was looking into this installation was that my skype has lost sound and I was wondering if the previous F25 update removed/modified some skype related stuff. The skype was installed back at the Fedora 16 level and it could be some “inheritance” that caused its failure.

# uname -a
Linux 4.8.12-300.fc25.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Dec 2 17:52:11 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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There’no sound without pulse and alsa libraries, if you install KDE spin. Don’t forget to install i686 versions, Qt and etc libraries.

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Thank you for instruction. I had no issues on any step on while installing on CentOS 6.9. Good work!!!

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on Fedora 26, after following your instructions, this happened:

[d@d-HP-Pavilion-dv6700-Notebook-PC ~]$ skype
/usr/bin/skype: line 4: /opt/skype/skype: No such file or directory
[d@d-HP-Pavilion-dv6700-Notebook-PC ~]$

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