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    Default skype (+plus most other things) not working properly

    S10e lenovo netbook

    opensuse 11.4

    tried restricted formats and got a repository authentication failure

    installed skype apparently successfuly but it doesn't actually run, just disappears from the taskbar

    anyone else?

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    Default Re: skype (+plus most other things) not working properly

    Run skype from the command line. report errors. If you run 64bit OS you may need to install a couple of 32bit libraries.

    You need to say more about authentication failure. You may simply have a bad URL.

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    Default Re: skype (+plus most other things) not working properly

    Try running Skype from a Konsole screen by typing "skype" and the "enter" key. It should report what the problem might be.

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    I'm a newbie to OpenSUSE and was having the same problem last night. I saw a post that got it done. Try opening the terminal and entering this

    Code:
    zypper install libpng12-0-32bit libqt4-32bit libqt4-dbus-1-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit libsigc++2-32bit xorg-x11-libXv-32bit

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    cheers all;

    32bit 11.4
    :~> skype
    skype: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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    Default Re: skype (+plus most other things) not working properly

    This must be installed Go to yast Software Management in search bar enter libpng12 check the box saying provides. THe do a search install the sound package.

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    Default Re: skype (+plus most other things) not working properly

    On 64-bit adding the following with Yast will do it:
    libpng12-0-32bit
    libqt4-32bit
    libqt4-x11-32bit
    xorg-x11-libXv-32bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    This must be installed Go to yast Software Management in search bar enter libpng12 check the box saying provides. THe do a search install the sound package.
    cheers, that solved it. god knows why a missing graphics library can scupper skype tho...........

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    Default Re: skype (+plus most other things) not working properly

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedibeeftrix View Post
    cheers, that solved it. god knows why a missing graphics library can scupper skype tho...........
    Because it needs the graphics functions. PNG is an open format for storing images; many icons come in this format. Skype does more than just phone and video calls these days, you can chat, send files, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    Because it needs the graphics functions. PNG is an open format for storing images; many icons come in this format. Skype does more than just phone and video calls these days, you can chat, send files, etc.
    awesome, but why the hell isn't opensuse 11.4 packaged with this essential library?

    p.s. amarok is doing the exact same thing as skype; dancing sand-time followed by disappearance from task-bar

    any clues as to which vital library it might be this time?

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