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    Default Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    So i finally got Skype working on my OpenSUSE 11.1 64-bits install on my laptop (smolts -> Show Box).

    Here is a quick run-through how i got it to work.

    First get Skype 2.0.0.72 here:
    http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu-amd64 left-click and save ...or...
    Code:
    wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu-amd64
    Install the dependencies:
    Code:
    sudo zypper install libqt4-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit
    Install Alien:
    Code:
    sudo zypper install alien
    Convert the .deb file into .rpm:
    Code:
    alien -r -c skype_ubuntu-2.0.0.72-1_amd64.deb
    Install the new converted .rpm package of Skype:
    Code:
    sudo rpm -ivh skype-2.0.0.72-2.x86_64.rpm
    Start Skype: Run it from the menu -> Applications > Internet > More Programs > Skype
    Code:
    skype
    Some screenshots of Skype in OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64 with E17:

    Audio in and output devices using ALSA


    Skype on the DBUS session bus


    Webcam with Skype! Working receive and sending of images with the webcam in my system (08ff:2810 AuthenTec, Inc.)


    Not working:
    Putting the webcam picture window on "Fullscreen" cause Skype to crash on my machine.

    On-going investigation on what's not working ...

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Congratulations!

    Just curious, are you able to see yourself in the preview window at the same time? This is what I can't get working in Skype with any version of SUSE I've tried...

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Yes, the preview pictures are shown in the option screen and in the video window during a call (as a picture-in-picture thing).

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Quote Originally Posted by NexuJin View Post
    Yes, the preview pictures are shown in the option screen and in the video window during a call (as a picture-in-picture thing).
    Awesome. I'm definitely going to try your method.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    For me it installed OK on my HP Pavillion notebook dv6736nr. Got vdeo but no sound. What sound system did you use?

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Thanks for the tips... got it working now
    But just out of curiosity, why do we need to install 32bit libs since we're using the 64bit deb file?
    regards,
    Carlos

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Quote Originally Posted by pandre View Post
    For me it installed OK on my HP Pavillion notebook dv6736nr. Got vdeo but no sound. What sound system did you use?
    ALSA

    I prefer not to use PulseAudio due to latency issue with audio playback. That's the gamer in me talking; He hates high latency.

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Quote Originally Posted by CJPB View Post
    Thanks for the tips... got it working now
    But just out of curiosity, why do we need to install 32bit libs since we're using the 64bit deb file?
    regards,
    Carlos
    Good question. I asked myself that one too.

    But than i saw skype was working and stopped caring to investigate about it. My guess now is that it was most likely to resolve a dependency issue with the .deb.

    Tho i'm not running openSuSE 64-bits atm on my laptop. The frustration of the crashing Intel graphics driver when composite is enabled was droving me to killing spree.

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    hey dude, great job, nice tutorial, but I get an error while trying to install the .rpm file, here's what came up in terminal

    Code:
    error: Failed dependencies:
    	libQtCore.so.4 is needed by skype-2.0.0.72-2.x86_64
    	libQtDBus.so.4 is needed by skype-2.0.0.72-2.x86_64
    	libQtGui.so.4 is needed by skype-2.0.0.72-2.x86_64
    	libQtNetwork.so.4 is needed by skype-2.0.0.72-2.x86_64
    Does it mean it cannot read my network,or ???

    Thanks a lot. I need Skype stay in touch with my relatives. Please help.

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    Default Re: Skype with video on OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64

    Use the command
    Code:
    zypper what-provides filename
    to find out which dependencies you're missing on your system and install them.

    I don't have access to a openSuSE desktop system atm. I'll post packages name at later time when i'm behind an openSuSE machine.

    As for reply on your pm: The bar & desktop widgets you see are E17 svn , builded with easy e17 installer. But i don't recommend beginner openSuSE users, such as yourself, to endeavor into building svn software from source. Yes, the 'easy' means "easier". Not necessary really easy from a beginner users point of view.

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