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    Default Having problems downloading Skype.

    Hi!
    I'm new to linux and I'm having some trouble downloading Skype. I installed that three libraries (qt4-x11-32bit) but I still get this message:

    There was a (possibly temporary) problem connecting to a software source. Please check the detailed error for further details.
    Specified path '/var/tmp/TmpDir.Vl7uR3' is not allowed as media source: dir:///var/tmp/TmpDir.Vl7uR3

    I don't understand what this is telling me or how I go about fixing this problem. I tried looking through the stickies but didn't find any that helped me figure this problem out!

    Thanks for your help!!

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    Default Re: Having problems downloading Skype.

    If you are on a 64bit system, you need to install qt4-x11-32bit an libsigc++2-32bit first.
    Once you have them

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    Default Re: Having problems downloading Skype.

    Alright, after I did what you said, I get this error:

    can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/_db.000 (Permission denied)

    Thanks again for your help!

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    Default Re: Having problems downloading Skype.

    You have another app that is also trying to install. Maybe Yast open or possibly the updater testing to see if updates. You can have only one program trying to install at a time.

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    Ok, so I made sure I didn't have anything open except for the terminal...and this is the error I received this time:

    error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000 (No such file or directory)

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    Default Re: Having problems downloading Skype.

    Quote Originally Posted by mcewenkc View Post
    Ok, so I made sure I didn't have anything open except for the terminal...and this is the error I received this time:

    error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000 (No such file or directory)
    You need to execute this command with root permissions:
    Code:
    sudo rpm -ihv skype-2.1.0.81-suse.i586.rpm
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    So...I executed with room permission and it seemed to all go fine...until I actually tried to use Skype and it won't even open, or start (aka I click on the Skype icon and nothing happens)...

    Again, thanks everyone for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcewenkc View Post
    So...I executed with room permission and it seemed to all go fine...
    I assume that this means: the installation was successfull.
    In this case if Skype still won't start open the terminal and start from there:
    Code:
    skype
    and paste here the output.
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    kathleen@linux-hhf1:~> skype
    skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXv.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcewenkc View Post
    kathleen@linux-hhf1:~> skype
    skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXv.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Code:
    sudo zypper in xorg-x11-libXv
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