Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Setting up Skype on Ubuntu amd64 (64bit)

Ok, yesterday I've found some workarounds for amd64 builds for Ubuntu.

To install Skype on amd64 Ubuntu:
  1. Download Skype for Linux (http://skype.com/download/skype/linux/)
  2. Install ia32-libs package
    sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
    You need to have Universe repository enabled (Enabled by default in Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron)
  3. Install Skype
    sudo dpkg --install --force-architecture --force-depends

Got Compiz Fusion up, running and producing all the cool effects when it doesn't fall with SIGSERV. Still, there are some issues with Flash and Java under Firefox — Update — resolved in this post.

Oh by the way. KDE 4 is horrible. I do understand that it's an early release and one-crash-every-minute issue will be fixed, though the new menu (Vista-style) sucks big time as well.

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