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    Question Hi and my first problem!

    Hi I just installed openSUSE 11.1 because of how easy it was to install VirtualBox. I'm really impressed with this distro.

    I can't install skype from the rpm I got from the skype site.

    I get the following messages:

    Package /tmp/skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586.rpm could not be installed.

    Details:
    Subprocess failed. Error: RPM failed: warning: /tmp/skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID d66b746e
    error: Failed dependencies:
    libQtCore.so.4 is needed by skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586
    libQtDBus.so.4 is needed by skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586
    libQtGui.so.4 is needed by skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586
    libQtNetwork.so.4 is needed by skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586

    I tried installing some qt4 packages but it didn't help.

    I'm new to the distro and I don't understand where and how to find packages so hopefully I'm missing something simple. The libraries I found that did look the right ones were for SUSE 11.0 and it wouldn't let me install them.

    Any ideas guys? Thanks.

    Randall

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    Default Re: Hi and my first problem!

    Hi & welcome! Randall,

    Which qt packages did you install? I haven't used skype since 10.3, but an older wiki page states:

    You will need at least these packages before installing Skype.

    Code:
    su -
    zypper install libqt4 libqt4-x11 libqt4-dbus-1 libsigc++2
    If you are running on a 64-bit platform, you will also need the *-32bit RPM packages, since Skype is a 32-bit application.

    Code:
    zypper install  libqt4-32bit libqt4-dbus-1-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit libsigc++2-32bit
    Might be that covers it and the Skype install will run.

    The wiki page can be found here : Skype HOWTO - openSUSE

    Hope that helps,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Hi and my first problem!

    I installed Skype 32-bit on my 11.1 x86_64 platform the other day. The only two extra packages I needed were:

    libqt4-32bit
    libqt4-x11-32bit
    HTH.

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    Default Re: Hi and my first problem!

    Hi. You can use yast to find your dependencies. Yast → Software → install or delete software. Enter your search item in the search field and check the "prm provides" chechbox.
    To run skype on a 64-bit system you have to install the 32-bit libraries.

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    Default Re: Hi and my first problem!

    Thanks guys! That was my problem...I have the 64 bit SUSE running and didn't realize I needed the 32bit libs.

    All's well after following your suggestions. Thanks for the lightning fast help!

    Randall

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    Default Re: Hi and my first problem!

    You're welcome... and... happy Skyping!
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Anybody using skype on SUSE 11.1 x86_64?

    It installed but I can't hear anything and the mic doesn't work. Anybody got this working on 11.1 yet?

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    Default Re: Hi and my first problem!

    Ok, I ran alsaconfig as root. Then I turned off pulse audio (disconnect) from the gnome menu. Then I had to set the devices on skype to intel,0 and. i then set the levels in "volume control" for HDA Intel (Alsa mixer device) and played with the settings until I got an acceptable balance between hiss and volume.

    It is now working.

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