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Install Skype 4.1 on Fedora 18 for 32-Bit OS

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We use Skype to communicate with others by voice using a microphone, video and instant messaging over the internet. In this article we’ll show how to install Skype 4.1.0.20 on Fedora 18 i686 system architecture. You may refer below link to install Skype on Ubuntu Linux.

  1. Install Skype 4.1 in Ubuntu

This release includes some new exciting features like, they have integrated Windows Live Messenger and Hotmal, so now you can able to use your existing Microsoft account to sign in and have chat with your friends on Skype. Improved video quality for video chat and also you can use your outlook account to sign in.

Installation of Skype 4.1 on Fedora 18

Let us start Skype installation. Here, we’ll first install dependencies packages using YUM command.

# yum -y install qtwebkit.i686 qt-mobility.i686 alsa-lib.i686 libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt-x11.i686

Once dependencies packages installed, next download Skype package with Wget command.

# wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm

Go to the directory where you just download your Skype package and execute below command to install it.

# rpm -ivh skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm 
Preparing...                          ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...   1:skype-4.1.0.20-fc16  ################################# [100%]

Start Skype going on Application Menu >> Internet >> Skype or you can directly type skype from command prompt. First time login shows Skype term of use. Click ‘I agree‘ to continue.

Start Skype on Fedora 18

Start Skype on Fedora 18

Skype running on Fedora 18. Login with Skype Name and Password and start using it. You can login with Microsoft Account i.e A Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com account.

Skype Running on Fedora 18

Skype Running on Fedora 18

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One Response

  1. mats says:

    Don’t do it this way:

    ===
    Go to the directory where you just download your Skype package and execute below command to install it.

    # rpm -ivh skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm
    ===

    If you’re using yum to manage your packages, let it do so:

    # yum install skype-4.1.0.20-fedora.i586.rpm

    old versions of yum may require the “localinstall” option when installing from a local file, newer versions do not. Yum will complain loudly if you’ve used rpm to directly install packages because it won’t have a record of the action.

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