Monday, 21 May 2012

Skype installation Steps and error's

Skype installation Steps in CentOS 5.2:

step1:download skype tar file:

3.2. Untar the static file

Use this command to untar the skype_static tar ball that you downloaded (substituting the version of the file you downloaded for <version> ... at the time of this Howto, the version was
[user@host]$ tar -xvjf skype_static-

Once you have untared the file, you will have a directory named skype_static- Change to the new directory with this command:
[user@host]$ cd skype_static-

List the files in the directory with the following command:
[user@host]$ ls -l

This is the result for the latest version available at the time of this Howto:
[user@myth skype_static-]$ ls -l
total 18428
drwxr-xr-x 2 user group     4096 Sep 27 11:39 avatars
-rw-rw-r-- 1 user group      424 Nov 12 01:42 diff
drwxr-xr-x 2 user group     4096 Sep 27 11:39 icons
drwxr-xr-x 2 user group     4096 Sep 27 11:39 lang
-rw-r--r-- 1 user group    15628 Sep 27 11:39 LICENSE
-rw-r--r-- 1 user group     3173 Sep 27 11:39 README
-rwxr-xr-x 1 user group 18753060 Sep 27 11:39 skype
-rw-r--r-- 1 user group      453 Sep 27 11:39 skype.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 user group      161 Sep 27 11:39 skype.desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 user group     4096 Sep 27 11:39 sounds

3.3. Move the files into place

If this is an upgrade from a previous version of Skype which was installed using this howto, you will want to backup the previous version of Skype so you can move back to it if there are problems with the upgrade. Perform the following actions prior to copying the files into place to create this backup (need to become root here):
# Begin upgrades only section #
[root@host]# rm -f /usr/bin/skype
[root@host]# rm -f /etc/dbus-1/system.d/skype.conf
[root@host]# rm -rf /usr/share/skype.bak
[root@host]# mv /usr/share/skype /usr/share/skype.bak
# End upgrades only section #

Now you are ready (for upgrades and new installs) to copy the currently downloaded Skype files into place. You should still be inside the untared directory above and the command ls -l should show the above file list. Use these commands to enable skype:
[root@host]# mkdir -p /usr/share/skype

[user@host]$ cd skype_static-

[user@myth skype_static-]$ ls -l

[root@host]# cp -a * /usr/share/skype
[root@host]# cd /usr/bin/
[root@host]# ln -s /usr/share/skype/skype .
[root@host]# cd /etc/dbus-1/system.d/
[root@host]# ln -s /usr/share/skype/skype.conf .

3.4. Running Skype

You can run the skype program (as a normal user) from the command line with the command:
[user@host]$ skype

# the available generic skype binaries are 32-bit, so if you're running a 64-bit 
# system you need to make sure you have various 32-bit libraries installed
#yum install glib2.i386 qt4.i386 zlib.i386 alsa-lib.i386 libX11.i386 \libXv.i386 libXScrnSaver.i386 

# installing to /opt (tweak to taste)
cd /tmp
cd /opt
tar jxvf /tmp/skype_static-
ln -s skype_static- skype

# Setup some symlinks (the first is required for sounds to work, the second is optional)
ln -s /opt/skype /usr/share/skype
ln -s /opt/skype/skype /usr/bin/skype

My system is 64bit and i need to install it (i hate skype to be honest) for my work.
Is there an open source software in order to replace it?

1.#vim  /etc/yum.repos.d/skype.repo

name=Skype Repository

2.yum -y --enablerepo=skype --nogpgcheck install skype libX11.i686 libv4l.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 qt-x11.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 libX11.i686 \
libv4l.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686 qt-x11.i686 glibc.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686  qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686

3.ldd /usr/bin/skype

4.[dimitris@localhost ~]$ ldd /usr/bin/skype =>  (0x00a75000) => /lib/ (0x00ca6000) => /usr/lib/ (0x001b1000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00acc000) => /lib/ (0x498e2000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00110000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00d9a000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00935000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00453000) => /lib/ (0x498ae000) => /usr/lib/ (0x007ef000) => /lib/ (0x4f088000) => /lib/ (0x48a0a000) => /lib/ (0x496dd000) => /lib/ (0x49b8f000) => /usr/lib/ (0x001b6000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00187000)
    /lib/ (0x496bc000) => /usr/lib/ (0x002ef000) => /lib/ (0x00788000) => /lib/ (0x49b38000) => /lib/ (0x49a1d000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00702000) => /lib/ (0x498ca000) => not found => /lib/ (0x49b3f000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00198000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00ba3000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00a8f000) => /usr/lib/ (0x001a0000) => /usr/lib/ (0x0032f000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00ac5000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00337000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00923000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00341000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00375000) => /lib/ (0x104b6000) => /usr/lib/ (0x00bdd000) => /lib/ (0x001aa000) => not found => /lib/ (0x003cb000) => /lib/ (0x003f3000) => /lib/ (0x01e5e000) => /lib/ (0x00433000) => /lib/ (0x0072b000) => /lib/ (0x4986b000) => /usr/lib/ (0x0075d000) => /lib/ (0x00437000) => /lib/ (0x00441000) => /lib/ (0x49887000

5.sudo yum install

I removed Skype and reinstalled adding the command you mentioned.

Everything is OK now!
errors in windows xampp: 

 XAMPP PORT 80 BUSY Problems with the Windows version of XAMPP, questions, comments, and anything related. XAMPP PORT 80 BUSY Dear All, 

I am using XAMPP in windows xp service pack 2.I want to use mysql gui tools with that. 
Anyhow apache sever is not starting.always it gets the message busy port 80. How to solve this.Please help to resolve ?

 Re: XAMPP PORT 80 BUSY most likely it is Skype which must have blocked the port 80. 
if you are running skype, then you can easily change its ports.

///// Go to Tools -> Advanced -> Connections////// and uncheck the Use Port 80 and 443 option and close skype. Now again try to start Apache. you should be able to do it.

Troubleshooting Skype

Add missing icons under System Menu in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid for a period of time,and it is embarrassing that today I just found the icons under System Menu’s missing.See the picture:

I have found out an easy method from ubuntuforums,to add the icons back to System Menu.Finally,it looks like:

Following is what I did:
Press Alt+F2,and type gconf-editor in pop-up window.Click Run and the Configuration Editor window should open up.
Now,navigate to “desktop -> gnome -> interface” and check the check-box behind “menus_have_icons” in right.


I had this same problem -- Ubuntu 11.10 changed the allowed list of apps that show up in the notification area and Skype wasn't included properly. To fix it do the following:

1. Open the Terminal app

2. Run the command "gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist". It will print a list like "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wine', 'hp-systray', 'scp-dbus-service']". Copy what it prints out.

3. Paste this list into a text editor and add the entries 'Skype' and 'skype' to it. So if you started with the example above, you'd end up with "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wine', 'hp-systray', 'scp-dbus-service', 'Skype', 'skype']". Copy this new list.

4. Run the command "gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist ['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Wine', 'hp-systray', 'scp-dbus-service', 'Skype', 'skype']", pasting in the list you created in step 3.

5. Log out and log back in. (I'm not sure if this is really necessary, but it might be.) You should now see the Skype systray icon.

Hope that helps! There is probably a way to change this configuration through some configuration GUI, but I haven't been able to find that.

1 comment:

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