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    Default Running Skype on 64bit openSUSE

    Hi. I'm attempting to run Skype on my new 64-bit openSUSE installation. I get a stream of errors like:

    ALSA lib pcm.c:2104: (snd_pcm_open_conf) Cannot open shared library /usr/lib/alsa-lib/
    ALSA lib control.c:874: (snd_ctl_open_conf) Cannot open shared library /usr/lib/alsa-lib/

    These files are indeed not present in /usr/lib but they are present in /usr/lib64. Based on this and other research, I understand that I need to install 32-bit versions of these libraries.

    Other users have suggested downloading the libraries manually and copying them to /usr/lib. I'm having trouble finding the right files.

    Can anyone help please?


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    Bangalore, India

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    Thanks for the reply. I have 32-bit versions of libqt4 and libqt4-x11 already installed. Where do I get RPMs for similar versions of 32-bit libqt4-dbus-1 and libsigc++2? Is there a repository that I need to add?

    Thanks again!

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    Sep 2008
    Bangalore, India

    Default Re: Running Skype on 64bit openSUSE

    libsigc++2 (32 bit) is available in default oss repo.

    No need of runs well without it.

    Skype RPM:

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    I am very new to linux. I run a 64 bit opensuse. I cannot install the rpm for skype (skype- I down load the package and then right-click and use "package installer". But every time I get "an internal system error":

    [PK_TMP_DIR|dir:///var/tmp/TmpDir.LeW8is] Repository already exists.

    what do I do?

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Running Skype on 64bit openSUSE

    zgheron wrote:

    > PK_TMP_DIR

    Something went wron in a previous atempt to install something and a
    temporary repository was left (no tragedy)
    su -
    zypper rr PK_TMP_DIR
    in a terminal and after that the error message should be gone.

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    Default Re: Running Skype on 64bit openSUSE

    Thank you everyone here! I removed the PK_TMP_DIR directory and the problem seems to be gone.

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    Earth - Denmark

    Default Re: Running Skype on 64bit openSUSE

    On 07/02/2011 07:36 PM, zgheron wrote:
    > [PK_TMP_DIR|dir:///var/tmp/TmpDir.LeW8is] Repository already exists.

    -=welcome=- new poster

    that usually means you aborted or crashed a previous install attempt
    leaving that now abandoned 'junk' in a temporary directory..

    just delete it, this way

    -open a terminal and type in:

    sudo rm -i /var/tmp/TmpDir.LeW8is
    it will ask for your root password, when you type it in you will not see
    what you type, so type carefully..

    frightened by the command line? don't is the fastest way to get
    this done...if you MUST have a GUI then

    -hold down Alt and press F2
    -in the popup run command window, type:

    if running KDE
    kdesu dolphin
    if running Gnome
    gnomesu nautilus
    -give the root password when asked
    -navigate to /var/tmp/
    -find TmpDir.LeW8is
    -single right click on it and select Trash or Delete or whatever is like
    that on yours...

    suggestion: have a little patience when YaST is installing software,
    there is a LOT going on in the may take a you
    best to not abort an install...just go for a walk if you have to..


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