How to install Skype on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx


UPDATE: Skype has now been uploaded to the “partner” official Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx repository. See Install Skype in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx from official partner repository


Command Line way

Get the package:

For 32-bit
$ wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-32
For 64-bit
$ wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64

You will need to install the following libraries.

$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2

Now install skype(the file u just downloaded, may be named intrepid-ibex)

$ sudo dpkg -i skype-XXXXXXXXXXXX.deb

If you still get some dependency error then just type the command below

$ sudo apt-get -f install
this will install the dependencies and the skype.

Non - Terminal

Download the setup
32 -bit
64 -bit
You will these packages: libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml.
Goto Synaptic manager and install them.
Now Launch the Skype install .deb file (just double click it) and
follow the on screen prompts.

(To start Skype at system startup)

Go to "System -> Preferences -> Startup Application", Click "Add"
and enter the following details:
  • Name: Skype
  • Command: skype
Click "Save"
Next time you start your system Skype will auto-launch.

Comments (22)

  1. CEW

    Mmm…anybody got this working on an AMD64? Using the terminal I get the error, "package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)"

  2. Thanks, that works great! I use the command line in my ubuntu 10.04. Also I choose "GTK+" as the theme to display the navigation/menu text & tooltips properly. And I use alsamixer to test my microphone (press M to unmute). Thank you very much that was really helpful!

  3. I'm stupid with Linux. My friend set up the OS for me, but the command line method executed it perfectly. Thanks!!!

  4. ksc

    i installed first from skype.com and later with the command line described here. I got the problem that the menu items are opaque (have the same color as background) when clicking on the icon in the system panel. They appear only when mouse is over the items.

  5. @XanderWhen ever some dependency issue comes up when trying to install something, just do this:sudo apt-get -f install

  6. Didn't work on 64 bits version.skype depends on lib32stdc++6 (>= 4.1.1-21); however: Package lib32stdc++6 is not installed. skype depends on lib32asound2 (>> 1.0.14); however: Package lib32asound2 is not installed. skype depends on ia32-libs (>= 1.6); however: Package ia32-libs is not installed.dpkg: error processing skype (–install): dependency problems – leaving unconfigured

  7. Thanks, it installed successfully. I did it the command-line way hehe..

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