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[Solved] Linux Skype

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  1. Rustys

    Rustys Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    Running Linux Mint 17.3 32 Bit Cinnamon

    Skype 4.3.0.37

    Installs fine runs almost fine. Can login and it will load the chat list yet the messages do not come or go through. Nor do previous messages that I have sent or even tested with. It shows most people off line but when I also have the web base going it shows them online or busy (same with XP Skype software). All the others sync up post just not the Linux Skype software (use to). For whatever reason doe not now.

    Tried removing reinstalling from Software Manager, Skype website, and Synaptic Package Manager. No luck.
     
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    Have you tried it with Ubuntu? I would bet its the same since Mint is Ubuntu based. I have not tried Skype on Linux I use Pidgin only. One thing for sure though, if you try with Ubuntu and it works you could email the Mint Devs about it or post in the Mint forums about it.
     
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    I have looked a Pidgin and could not figure how to get Skype to work through it. If it would work thinking might rather use that than Skype.
     
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    Hmm if you are having trouble also with Pidgin? or are you saying you might use it rather than Skype? Well if so, yes I recommend Pigdin for sure because it's a native Linux messenger where Skype is a native MS messenger and therein my lie your issue not sure, but if Skype is actually use by others with Mint, and your version of Mint, I would think that you have a damaged repository, or you might need to repair or rebuild? not sure. I will try Skype with both distros tomorrow see what happens with me. I never used Skype though TBH.
     
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    No I was asking if there was a way I could access my Skype contacts through Pidgin. I have used Pidgin before on the Windows (XP) to access MSN and AIM since we used both at work.

    I can try it on my Ubuntu.
     
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    Should I use the:

    sudo apt-get install skype
    or
    sudo apt-get install skype skype-bin
     
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    On Mint I uninstalled Skype.
    sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin

    Deleted the .skype folder

    Went to Synaptic Package Manager and marked to complete removal for leftovers.

    Then proceed with
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype skype-bin

    Will post results installed fine.
     
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    Ok did a few messaging test and it seemed to work a few quarks.

    Still thinking may go with Pidgin. For now consider it solved.

    Thanks IceMan37 for help.
     
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