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    Default Skype

    I've installed 11.4 on the laptop. So far there hasn't been a huge leap of difference between the 11.3 and 11.4. But now I can't use Skype. It's installed and all of that. But whenever I open it, nothing happens. Any help here, please.

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    Howdy...

    Had same problem. If you run skype from a terminal, you will probably see that you are missing a library. In my case it was libpng12.so.0 (the openSUSE package containing it is libpng12-0.rpm) Installing the rpm solved it for me.

    HTH. Ralph

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    Default Re: Skype

    Did it and worked straight away. Cheers!

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    Default Re: Skype

    On 03/30/2011 09:36 PM, Mississippi-Ralph wrote:

    > missing a library ... libpng12.so.0


    that and other Skype problems mostly avoided by following the path
    here: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Skype

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    This is not a direct supply to the skype-problem but an easy workaround: If you have a gmail account (anyway it is free of charge) click the green phone button and install goggles video/voice-telefone. Worked right away, except that the outgoing caller video is upside down with my setting. I have not looked into how to fix this yet.

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    Default Re: Skype

    The google option is part of chat. It worked great for me until an update. I had to re-install the google voice extension and video accelerator (which took nearly 30 seconds) and all was fine again. A friend on a Mac gets no video but the voice is clear as can be.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Default Re: Skype

    oldcpu wrote once a good link to install skype.

    Code:
    # adding repo for non free Skype
    
    zypper addrepo -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/broumbroum23/openSUSE_11.3_NonFree_standard/ Skype
    Then

    Code:
    # adding libs for Skype
    
    zypper install libpng12.so.0 libqt4-32bit libqt4-dbus-1-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit libsigc++2-32bit xorg-x11-libXv-32bit
    and then

    Code:
    # installing some programs
    
    zypper install skype
    and this too

    Code:
    # adding scripts
    
    mv /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/skype.real
    chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype.real
    
    echo '#!/bin/bash'>>/usr/bin/skype
    echo 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype.real'>>/usr/bin/skype
    
    chmod 755 /usr/bin/skype
    after that it should work bueno.

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