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Install Skype on Ubuntu

1. How to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04

Skype Installation on Ubuntu 32bit

Open Terminal and give below command.

wget -O skype.deb http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.8-1_i386.deb

It will download skype deb 32 bit file to your current directory.

Then Install dependencies for skype. Give below command.

sudo apt-get install libxss1; sudo dpkg -i skype.deb

After Installing dependencies for skype, Now install Skype.

sudo apt-get -f install && rm skype.deb

Skype Installation on Ubuntu 64bit

Open Terminal and give below command.

wget -O skype.deb http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.8-1_amd64.deb

It will download skype deb 64 bit file to your current directory.

Then Install dependencies for skype. Give below command.

sudo apt-get install libxss1 lib32stdc++6 lib32asound2 ia32-libs libc6-i386 lib32gcc1; sudo dpkg -i skype.deb

After Installing dependencies for skype, Now install Skype.

sudo apt-get -f install && rm skype.deb

Alternate Method with Synaptic Package Manager: See the below steps.

Step 1:
Install Synaptic Package Manager

You can use Ubuntu Software Center to install Synaptic Package Manager. Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for “Synaptic Package Manager” and install it. If you want to install Synaptic Package Manager with command line just open terminal and give below command.

sudo apt-get install synaptic

Step 2:
Install Skype using Synaptic Package Manager

Open the Synaptic Package Manager. Click on “Reload” to update the synaptic package manager information. When update is completed, Go to search box and type Skype. Select Skype for installation with right mouse button and press “Apply” to start the installation process.

Step 3:
How to start, test and configure Skype

You can start Skype with the

Click on top left HUD menu present in corner top left and type skype. Now open Skype and you can login. After login you can test your microphone and speakers with a test call Echo / Sound Test Service. You can also test your webcam, For that you can do it under the options. Select “Options” from the Skype menu button in bottom left and choose “Video Devices”.

2. How to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04

On Ubuntu 64 bit version, you have to enable multiArch and if it isn’t already running. Run below command.

sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

Add Canonical Partner Repository to your repository list.

sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner”

Update new lists of packages and install Skype.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype

3. How to install Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

First add Skype Repository

sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner”

Then add i386 architecture

sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386

Update and install

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype

4. How to install Skype on Ubuntu 17.04

Step 1.

Open https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/ page. On this page choose the option from drop down menu as mention below.

“Get Skype for Linux Deb”

Step 2.

After downloading a .deb file. Open the terminal,  and go to directory where this .deb was downloaded. Then run the below command

sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb

Step 3.

When installation finished delete the .deb file

How to install Skype on Ubuntu | All Versions of Ubuntu

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