I got the latest Skype and installed it (Kpackage kit did the installation – there was no other way for me to use YaST instead – at least I didn’t know of any)
Kpackage kit said that it installed ok and said that it resolved dependencies yet Skype would not start.
Then I uninstalled that one and tried installing a older version that I had (it worked just fine in 11.2) but that wouldn’t start either, so I uninstalled that one.
Then I deleted the .skype folder from my /home directory (and now I can’t find it in the trash folder so that I can undo the delete) and then I had tried re-installing the newer version of Skype but that did not fix anything, it still won’t start.
When I try to start it from the terminal (just by typing skype) I get this message:
skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXv.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
In YaST, I saw that I do have libXv.so.1 and it’s 64 bit. (I have the 64 bit version of SuSE 11.4)
I thought I could run 32 bit apps too (if that is the problem)? How can I fix this?
On Sun, 15 May 2011 21:36:03 +0530, gymnart
> When I try to start it from the terminal (just by typing skype) I get
> this message:
> skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXv.so.1: cannot open
> shared object file: No such file or directory
> In YaST, I saw that I do have libXv.so.1 and it’s 64 bit. (I have the
> 64 bit version of SuSE 11.4)
> I thought I could run 32 bit apps too (if that is the problem)? How can
> I fix this?
to run 32bit applications on 64bit openSUSE you have to install additional
packages that provide 32bit wrappers of the native 64bit libraries. in
this case, you’re missing xorg-x11-libXv-32bit, which is available from
the OSS repo.
(to find out which packages provide libraries you’re missing, use the YAST
software manager, open the ‘search’ tab, and check the option “RPM
i seem to remember that, somewhere in these forums, there’s a guide to
install skype on 64bit systems, but i can’t remember where (and am too
lazy to search right now). but if you follow this procedure, starting
skype from the command line and searching for whichever libraries are
missing, you should get there eventually. and remember to install the
32bit versions of the lib.s skype needs.
Thanks. I now have that installed. Now it’s complaining about
skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtDBus.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I searched for it in YaST but found nothing.
ok, I finally got it working.
I had to install the following: xorg-x11-libXv-32bit, libqt4-32bit, libqt4-x11-32bit, and libpng12 (the 32 bit version)
Thanks for your help!
I used yast to install with no problem. Down load the RPM to your favorite folder.
Create your download fold as a repository.
Open yast, software repositories. Add, local directory, Next. Name(any name you like) Then, Browse for the folder. done.
Make sure it is turned on, or it will not show up.
Now open Yast, software management . Click on view , repositories. You should see the one you created with the RPM.
I will stop here, You should be able to figure out the rest.
Wow, thanks for that. I’ll have to keep this handy for next time.
zypper install libpng12-0-32bit libqt4-32bit libqt4-dbus-1-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit libsigc++2-32bit xorg-x11-libXv-32bit
This thread scares me. Everything you need is in the OSS repository. Also the instructions on the skype download page tell you what is required.