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    Default Skype installation issues

    Hi,

    I am a new user with a new laptop which runs GNOME and I'm trying to download skype however the error message I get reads:

    "dependancy resolution failed
    Unresolved dependancies:
    Installing skype- 1.4.0.118-suse.i586(local packages)
    There are no installable providers of libQ1DBus.so.4 for skype-1.4.0.118-suse.i586(local packages)"

    I don't understand what this means? I then went to resolve conflicts via yast but that just told me there were no available patches. I don't know what to do next?

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    Default Re: Skype installation issues

    libQ1DBus.so.4 must be a typo, should be libQtDBus.so.4

    Running 64bit openSUSE? Install libqt4-32bit, and you have it. Did you try, in the Software Installer, to search for the missing package with the option 'Filelist' checked? Then it shows up, in libqt4, libqt4-32bit and libqt4-debiginfo.

    But....you can also download the ubuntu amd64.deb file and use 'alien -r xxxamd64.deb'. Software search at opensuse.org will show you a one-click install for alien. The command will generate a 64bit installable rpm-file. To install use
    su -c 'rpm -iUvh skype....rpm'
    Works like a charm here.

    Good luck, get back to us if needed
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    Default Re: Skype installation issues

    um whoa

    a) how do I know I'm running 64bit openSUSE, I just assumed I was?
    b) where do I find/how do I install libqt4-32bit?

    Feeling a bit stupid here and way over my head! Thanks for the quick response

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    As root, just type:
    zypper install libqt4-32bit

    After that, try installing Skype again.
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    I'm having pretty much the same issue. When I try to run Skype off the desktop the "loading" icon for it appears, but Skype never starts up. After installing the libQt thing, I got this in the terminal...
    [code]linux-2v48:/usr/bin # ./skype
    ./skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtGui.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such fileor directory
    linux-2v48:/usr/bin # zypper install libqt4-32bit
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    'libqt4-32bit' is already installed.
    Resolving package dependencies...
    Nothing to do.
    linux-2v48:/usr/bin #
    [code]

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    Default Re: Skype installation issues

    First go to Software.openSUSE.org
    Perform search for "alien".
    Install "alien" via One-click.

    Now you have the program "alien" installed, which can convert debian install packages (like for Ubuntu) to rpm packages (for openSUSE).

    Next, open a terminal window (konsole) and run command below:

    wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64

    This downloads the 64bit skype package for Ubuntu, skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.47-1_amd64.deb
    Now we need to convert it to an rpm-package and install it, still in the terminal window:

    su -c 'alien -r skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.47-1_amd64.deb'
    -Enter root password when asked for. Command will end with ouput: skype-2.1.0.47-2.x86_64.rpm generated. Now you can install the rpm with the next command, still in the terminal window:

    su -c 'rpm -iUvh skype-2.1.0.47-2.x86_64.rpm'
    -Enter root password. You'll see either an error message or a primitive progress bar. On error message, get back with the message, on success, please let us know as well.

    It runs on both my systems and works after some fumbling around with the mixer settings.
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    libQtGui.so is provided by libqt4-x11-32bit
    So, install that:
    Code:
    zypper install libqt4-x11-32bit
    (Alternatively, you may follow instructions given by Knurpht).
    Also, please note that there is no 64bit version of Skype and even the rpm file from debian is not actually 64bit.
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    Default Re: Skype installation issues

    You're right. I missed the new missing dependency. Don't know about the actual arch of the ubuntu file, but alien creates an x86_64-rpm, which installs and runs fine.
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    Okay, I tried the instructions from the last two posts and finally got the loading bar. When I enter ./skype from the desktop, I see the loading icon and a skype process on the taskbar, but it gives up on loading after 30 seconds.

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    This may be a stupid question but I can't seem to answer it on my own and I think it's the key to me solving this (yes, it's still not working). I can't install libqt4-32bit because "root privaledges are required for running zypper" (yup understood, fine) however I can't then work out how to get root privaledges...

    I know my root password and whenever I do anything else which needs it I get prompted and it works. This is not prompting me for my password though and typing it in has no effect whatsoever. Do I need to become the root? how?

    I'm still so confused!!!
    Thanks

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