Sunday, February 21, 2010

How to install skype on Ubuntu 9.10

     Skype seems to be the most popular application which is missing from ubuntu 9.10. Earlier it was available on medibuntu repositories and there are several howtos which explains installation from medibuntu.  If you want to  install skype, the best method is to go to the skype site and download the deb files they provide. The files are for ubuntu 8.10. However it will work fine on 9.10
 Get the debs from here.
32 -bit
64 -bit

Once you have downloaded the deb file , double click on the file. The gdebi package installer will be started and it will ask for your password.  Follow the on screen prompts and finish the install.
You can  add skype to your start up as below.

Go to "System -> Preferences -> Startup Application", Click "Add" and enter the following details:

  • Name: Skype
  • Command: skype

Click on Save.  Next time you start your system Skype will auto-launch.
Enjoy using Skype in ubuntu

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