Installing Skype (for 32 bits) OpenSuSE 12.1:Asking to validate a certificate (searching never ends)

Would anybody had resolve that matters.

Thanks a lot

> Would anybody had resolve that matters.

-=WELCOME=- new poster!!

undo whatever you have done trying to install Skype, and instead follow
this published how-to: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Skype


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Keep asking me the same solicitude… Follow the steps given but failed once. (Prepared the installation downloading su -c ‘zypper instal libqt4 libqt4-x11 libqt4-dbus-1 libsigc++2 libpng12-0’. Then, download once the RPM SUSE (Skype 11+)). The process start when open the RPM witn Apper… keeps working but suddenly once that solicitude waiting to validate a certificate… It never ends… So, am unable to follow the next steps… Any other tip… please… Lot of thanks

Finally, also wanted to install Google Earth and failed…The same window appeared… Install Package Files… It is necessary a license agreement… Waiting to start the service… (Es necesario un acuerdo de licencia… Esperano a que se inicie el servicio, had 12.1 in Spanish, my language)… So, the point is this… Have this trouble with this concrete issue…This will not let me install anything at all… Any tip to solve this?, please!!!

Looks to me like a bug in apper (I cannot check it since I do not use
apper).
One solution for you is to download the rpm files to your hard disk and
install them with zypper from a terminal.
If you do not know how report back.


PC: oS 11.4 (dual boot 12.1) 64 bit | Intel Core i7-2600@3.40GHz | KDE
4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420 | 16GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.7.4 |
nVidia ION | 3GB Ram

Thanks. Reporting back. Please give me the howto installing it using zypper.

Am 04.01.2012 01:06, schrieb ahpc:
>
> Thanks. Reporting back. Please give me the howto installing it using
> zypper.
>
>
Ok download the rpm for skype (by selecting not to open it when you
click on it in the browser but save it) for example to your Downloads
directory.
Do the same with google earth.
Now open a terminal


cd ~/Downloads
sudo zypper install skype-2.2.0.35-suse.i586.rpm

do the same for google earth (of course with the filename of the google
earth rpm.


PC: oS 11.4 (dual boot 12.1) 64 bit | Intel Core i7-2600@3.40GHz | KDE
4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420 | 16GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.7.4 |
nVidia ION | 3GB Ram

Installed both of them. Thanks a lot!!.
Got one first simple new solicitude: How would I be able to reinstall the Apper?
Second solicitude: Used to be able to work as root when using 11.2. Do not what really happenned but realized that was lost during the installation of v12.1 and missed being able to choose whether working as root or as user. Rather work as root in order to have the superuser powers to update, for instance, with zypper dup… Not able to make it work -from a terminal as a (single) user.
Would you please help me with both tips.

On 01/04/2012 02:06 AM, ahpc wrote:

> Installed both of them. Thanks a lot!!.
> Got one first simple new solicitude: How would I be able to reinstall
> the Apper?

first: aphc, do NOT use Apper, it is broken! instead, always use YaST or
zypper. does anyone know if it can be uninstalled with YaST or
zypper–it IS broken! *)

> Second solicitude: Used to be able to work as root when using 11.2. Do
> not what really happenned but realized that was lost during the
> installation of v12.1 and missed being able to choose whether working as
> root or as user.

second, please ahpc! you should never log into KDE/Gnome/XFCE or any
other *nix-like system’s graphical user interface desktop environment as
root…

doing so 1) opens you up to several different security problems if you
(for example) browse the net, 2) too many, far too easy ways to damage
your system no matter how careful your actions (for
example: well documented cases of unintended change of ownership of
~/.ICEauthority and ~/.Xauthority from user to root sometimes occurs),
3) anyway logging into KDE/etc as root is never required to
do any and all administrative duties, 4) and, not even logging in as
root just to see if it works as root is useful, because the “yes” or
“no” learned is almost always totally useless in finding the
problem giving the symptoms…while, logging into the GUI as root to
learn the yes/no could cause the next adverse symptom encountered.

so, always log in as yourself, and “become root” by using a root powered
application (like YaST, File Manager Superuser Mode) or using “su -”,
sudo, kdesu, or gnomesu in a terminal to launch whatever tool is needed
(like Kwrite to edit a config file)…read more on all that here:

http://tinyurl.com/593e4c
http://tinyurl.com/ydbwssh
http://tinyurl.com/6bo2cqg
http://tinyurl.com/4nsaqst
http://tinyurl.com/665h5ek
http://tinyurl.com/6ry6yd

additionally: after logging into KDE/Gnome/etc as root, if you
experience problems (for example, with uncommanded file ownership and
permissions changes) and if you can provide us with details of what you
were doing while you were logged in as root, that would help us identify
if there’s a bug that needs to be fixed…thanks for your help…

> Rather work as root in order to have the superuser
> powers to update, for instance, with zypper dup… Not able to make it
> work -from a terminal as a (single) user.

sure you can! while logged into KDE, etc as yourself, just open a
terminal and type in


su -

and give the root password when asked…the command prompt will turn
red and include the root symbol (#) to remind you that in this terminal
everything you do is as root–so, be CAREFUL…

and, by the way: “zypper dup” (Perform a distribution upgrade.) is NOT a
command you should ever do unless you are moving from one version to
another (like 11.4 to 12.1) it is not a command to use to simply add
security patches to previously installed code (zypper patch) or to
replace older application versions with newer (zypper up)

http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/install-boot-login/416378-differences-between-zypper-up-zypper-patch.html


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*

Indeed, Apper - is a complete disaster! I wonder who’s idea was to set it default application for RPM in 12.1?
For me it always hangs at this stage:

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4429/73339514.1c/0_63969_b344b14e_orig

And there is no pop-up/pop-under, it does not respond to button “Continue”

Used zypper to install skype

On 01/06/2012 06:56 PM, tosiara wrote:
> I wonder who’s idea was to set it default application for RPM in 12.1?

not mine!

though i didn’t test it during the milestones leading up to 12.1, did you?

hmmmmmmmm…i wonder if during the milestone/beta testing phase if there
were enough patches/updates etc flowing though repos to allow good
testing of the replacement for the previously badly broken
packagekit/kpackagekit (which has long been uninstalled from my [still
on] 11.4)


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Lot of thanks for recommendations and tips!!! Used and read (learned after that too) them all.