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    Default Newbie question about Skype 32bits

    Hi
    I was checking on some kopete, and for what I understand gtalk it's more or
    less dead.
    So I went to get Skype, but read the we need the 32 bit environment.
    I've downloaded and Yast was about to instals tons of libraries when I said
    : Wait !
    What does this mean ?
    Only Skype is going to use it, or the entire system drops to 32 bits just
    because of skype ?


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    Default Re: Newbie question about Skype 32bits

    On 2014-09-14 12:33, mesnitu wrote:
    > Hi
    > I was checking on some kopete, and for what I understand gtalk it's more or
    > less dead.
    > So I went to get Skype, but read the we need the 32 bit environment.
    > I've downloaded and Yast was about to instals tons of libraries when I said
    > : Wait !
    > What does this mean ?
    > Only Skype is going to use it, or the entire system drops to 32 bits just
    > because of skype ?


    Only skype.
    But it should not be tons of libraries, just a few. You are doing
    something wrong.

    SDB:Skype

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    Default Re: Newbie question about Skype 32bits

    I have been using Skype sins 2008. It works fine even on my 64-bit environment in openSUSE13.1 and doesn’t take any especial system resources what I can see.

    I also have a regular wireless phone that serving both landlines and skype services.

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    Default Re: Newbie question about Skype 32bits

    On 09/14/2014 02:38 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > But it should not be tons of libraries, just a few. You are doing
    > something wrong.
    >
    > SDB:Skype
    >

    Well, when I said tons, I was overreacting....sorry.
    ok, I'll give it a try
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Newbie question about Skype 32bits

    On 2014-09-14 16:41, mesnitu wrote:
    > On 09/14/2014 02:38 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >
    >> But it should not be tons of libraries, just a few. You are doing
    >> something wrong.
    >>
    >> SDB:Skype
    >>

    > Well, when I said tons, I was overreacting....sorry.
    > ok, I'll give it a try
    > Thanks


    This one explains instructions for 11.4 64 bits, but might be valid for
    13.1 as well.

    http://en.opensuse.org/Skype#For_64-..._openSUSE_11.4


    And going up in the text you see other references for installing on a 64
    bit environment. For 12.3 the list was:

    libqt4-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit libpng12-0-32bit libQtWebKit4-32bit
    xorg-x11-libs libXss1-32bit libXv1-32bit libpng12-0

    Maybe installing those trigger other deps.

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    Default Re: Newbie question about Skype 32bits

    On 09/14/2014 11:33 AM, mesnitu wrote:
    > Hi
    > I was checking on some kopete, and for what I understand gtalk it's more or
    > less dead.
    > So I went to get Skype, but read the we need the 32 bit environment.
    > I've downloaded and Yast was about to instals tons of libraries when I said
    > : Wait !
    > What does this mean ?
    > Only Skype is going to use it, or the entire system drops to 32 bits just
    > because of skype ?
    >
    >
    >

    Just installed skype, although I downloaded from skype, I think upon the
    installation app, suse grab a package of its own plus the required
    libraries ....not sure.
    After it, a lot of problems with audio, pavcontrol this, alsa that, a
    bloody mess.
    Anyway, after a lot of visits to kmixer and pavcontrol, I got it
    working, not sure why or how , although the mic sound, as a quality of a
    gramaphone, but I guess freedom as it's price

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    Default Re: Newbie question about Skype 32bits

    On 2014-09-14 18:56, mesnitu wrote:
    > On 09/14/2014 11:33 AM, mesnitu wrote:



    > Just installed skype, although I downloaded from skype, I think upon the
    > installation app, suse grab a package of its own plus the required
    > libraries ....not sure.


    If you install the rpm version, yes, it might install some extra
    dependencies. But not all of them, or you would not have to install
    those 32 bit libraries yourself.

    > After it, a lot of problems with audio, pavcontrol this, alsa that, a
    > bloody mess.


    I think it needs Pulse.
    Sometimes setting it up is a royal pain.

    > Anyway, after a lot of visits to kmixer and pavcontrol, I got it
    > working, not sure why or how , although the mic sound, as a quality of a
    > gramaphone, but I guess freedom as it's price



    I would not call skype "freedom", au contraire :-)

    It is just a necessity when people you need talking to use it. There are
    really free alternatives. It is possible to encrypt the conversation end
    to end, under your control... but not trivially.


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    Default Re: Newbie question about Skype 32bits

    On 09/14/2014 06:13 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > I would not call skype "freedom", au contraire :-)

    Yeh , you right , but what are the alternatives ?
    I don't even use Skype that much , but I'm force to talk to some of my
    clients.
    I use to talk with gtalk, but for what I've seen, it's dead ... google
    doesnt support xmpp anymore....
    I wouldn't mind to use something else, but I would be talking to the
    wall in a very looney room

    Skype it's Microsoft, I dont's see why Microsoft should care to give
    support to skype linux.

    But google it's a shame. They grow bigger with a lot of free
    contributions, and now they are closing the apps and it's becoming a
    kind of arena.
    Picasa, google reader, it's a graveyard of dead google apps

    But what are the alternatives ? DuckGoGo ? come on !

    thanks


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