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    Question Skype for OpenSUSE 12.1

    Good Day

    Am not much of a linux savvy, but am trying out OpenSUSE for transition from windows to linux
    I've dual boot window 7 and OpenSUSE 12.1 on my pc.

    I want to install skype on OpenSUSE, unfortunately it requires "libgc44" which is on OpenSUSE 11.4
    so I've installed it, unfortunately when I finished installing it, then try to install skype
    it shows a lot of stuff to downgrade

    I dont know how to deal with it

    can you please help me install skype on OpenSUSE 12.1

    Many Thanks to all

    and Long Live Linux!!!

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    Default Re: Skype for OpenSUSE 12.1

    On 01/30/2012 04:26 PM, Jomar808 wrote:
    > can you please help me install skype on OpenSUSE 12.1


    -=WELCOME=- new poster, and new Linux user..

    as you have already discovered there is lots different here....scrap up
    lots of patience and you will make it....but FREE software doesn't
    normally mean FREE from learning, reading, thinking...etc..

    so, the how-to-install Skype is here: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Skype

    it does not include installing anything from openSUSE 11.4, i suppose
    you did what you normally did with that other system: go to the builder
    of whatever you are looking for, download and follow their
    instructions.....normal, but not for openSUSE or any Linux..as much as
    you can stick to the openSUSE repos and openSUSE how-tos..

    suggest you undo that and start over using the above URL...and the
    zypper commands you need to use....WAIT, i don't think you need to undo
    what you did with the 11.4, i think the zypper will take care of it
    (replace it with a newer, if there is such)

    if you don't know zypper have a look here:
    http://doc.opensuse.org/documentatio...cha.sw_cl.html

    it is slick...but, i usually use YaST Software Management...[usually
    there are several ways to do most anything]

    and, ask questions before you murder your system (lock guns in the
    closet, etc)

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    Default Re: Skype for OpenSUSE 12.1

    Thanks A Lot Sir

    It worked, switching from windows to linux does take a change in mentality too

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Skype for OpenSUSE 12.1

    On 01/30/2012 07:56 PM, Jomar808 wrote:
    > It worked


    glad you got it going!!

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