Ubuntu 13.10 Quick Tip: How to Install Skype

September 27, 2013 — 10 Comments

skype video call

This quick tip is going to show beginners how to install Skype in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

Ubuntu 13.10 final will be release on October 17th. Now it’s in beta 2. If you’re going to install Skype on Ubuntu Desktop, this tutorial may help.

1.) Skype is available in Canonical Partners repository, so first we’re going to enable this repository. Search and open Software & Updates from Unity Dash. When it opens, navigate to Other Software tab. Check on the first two lines.

enable canonical partners repository

2.) Install Synaptic Package Manager from Ubuntu Software Center. When done, you can use the tool to install Skype (see picture):

install skype ubuntu

If you don’t want to install Synaptic, you can also run below commands instead in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install skype

To fix Skype no sound or distorted sound issues occured on Ubuntu 13.10:

sudo sed -i 's/^Exec=.*/Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 skype %U/' /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

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10 responses to Ubuntu 13.10 Quick Tip: How to Install Skype

  1. For some reason, the manager cannot find neither Skype, nor Opera in the list, even after reloading… I have no idea why…

  2. I use the command and i get this error:
    E: Package ‘skype:i386′ has no installation candidate

    • It works in my Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit laptop. If you have problem with the Canonical partner repository. Download the skype_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb and skype-bin_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb from the launchpad page The Saucy Salamander section. Then install via:

      cd ~/Downloads && sudo dpkg -i skype_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb skype-bin_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb
  3. Try first

    sudo apt-get purge skype

  4. I experienced the sound bug, skype was working fine then it all crapped out. I uninstalled and ran the terminal code – working again but if it happens again I will try the fix!

    Thanks

  5. Before my hard disk failure & subsequent replacement, I have been unable to install skype. I have tried many ways, but all failed. I then found this page & tried to follow the instructions. So I downloaded the suggested files & tried to install. This failed, I tried to install the dependencies with a apt-get install -f & then tried once again to install the deb pacjages, but again it fails. Does anyone have any solution? I am running Ubuntu 13.10:

    $ uname -a
    Linux N5010 3.11.0-15-generic #25-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 30 17:22:01 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    Command History of installation attempt:

    $ sudo dpkg -i skype_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb skype-bin_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb
    Selecting previously unselected package skype.
    (Reading database … 276548 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking skype (from skype_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb) …
    Selecting previously unselected package skype-bin.
    Unpacking skype-bin (from skype-bin_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype-bin:
    skype-bin depends on libasound2 (>= 1.0.23); however:
    Package libasound2:i386 is not installed.
    skype-bin depends on libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.5.3); however:
    Package libqt4-dbus:i386 is not installed.
    skype-bin depends on libqt4-network (>= 4:4.8.0); however:
    Package libqt4-network:i386 is not installed.
    skype-bin depends on libqt4-xml (>= 4:4.5.3); however:
    Package libqt4-xml:i386 is not installed.
    skype-bin depends on libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.7.0~beta1); however:
    Package libqtcore4:i386 is not installed.
    skype-bin depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4:4.8.0); however:
    Package libqtgui4:i386 is not installed.
    skype-bin depends on libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.2~2011week36); however:
    skype-bin depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.6); however:
    Package libstdc++6:i386 is not installed.
    skype-bin depends on libx11-6; however:
    Package libx11-6:i386 is not installed.
    skype-bin depends on libxext6; however:
    Package libxext6:i386 is not installed.
    skype-bin depends on libxs
    dpkg: error processing skype-bin (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
    skype depends on skype-bin; however:
    Package skype-bin is not configured yet.

    dpkg: error processing skype (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
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    Errors were encountered while processing:
    skype-bin
    skype

    $ sudo apt-get install -f
    Reading package lists… Done
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    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
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    libgnutls26:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0:i386 libgstreamer0.10-0:i386
    libice6:i386 libjbig0:i386 libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libjpeg8:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 libkeyutils1:i386 libkrb5-3:i386
    libkrb5support0:i386 liblcms1:i386 libllvm3.3:i386 libmng1:i386 libmysqlclient18:i386 liborc-0.4-0:i386
    libp11-kit0:i386 libpciaccess0:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-declarative:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-script:i386
    libqt4-sql:i386 libqt4-sql-mysql:i386 libqt4-xml:i386 libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386
    libsm6:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libtasn1-3:i386 libtiff5:i386 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386
    libx11-6:i386 libx11-xcb1:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb-dri2-0:i386 libxcb-glx0:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdamage1:i386
    libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxi6:i386 libxml2:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libxss1:i386
    libxt6:i386 libxv1:i386 libxxf86vm1:i386 mysql-common
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    libasound2:i386 libaudio2:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libcups2:i386
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    libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-declarative:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-script:i386 libqt4-sql:i386 libqt4-sql-mysql:i386
    libqt4-xml:i386 libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386 libsm6:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libstdc++6:i386
    libtasn1-3:i386 libtiff5:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxi6:i386
    libxrender1:i386 libxss1:i386 libxt6:i386 libxv1:i386 mysql-common
    Suggested packages:
    libasound2-plugins:i386 nas:i386 rng-tools:i386 gnutls-bin:i386 krb5-doc:i386 krb5-user:i386 liblcms-utils:i386
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    libqt4-declarative-shaders:i386 qt4-qmlviewer:i386 libqt4-dev:i386 libthai0:i386 libicu48:i386 qt4-qtconfig:i386
    The following packages will be REMOVED
    skype:i386 skype-bin:i386
    The following NEW packages will be installed
    libasound2:i386 libaudio2:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libcups2:i386
    libexpat1:i386 libffi6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libgcrypt11:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libgnutls26:i386
    libgpg-error0:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libice6:i386 libjbig0:i386 libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libjpeg8:i386 libk5crypto3:i386
    libkeyutils1:i386 libkrb5-3:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 liblcms1:i386 libmng1:i386 libmysqlclient18:i386 libp11-kit0:i386
    libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-declarative:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-script:i386 libqt4-sql:i386 libqt4-sql-mysql:i386
    libqt4-xml:i386 libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386 libsm6:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libstdc++6:i386
    libtasn1-3:i386 libtiff5:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxi6:i386
    libxrender1:i386 libxss1:i386 libxt6:i386 libxv1:i386 mysql-common
    0 upgraded, 53 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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    Setting up libxrender1:i386 (1:0.9.8-1) …
    Setting up libqt4-sql-mysql:i386 (4:4.8.4+dfsg-0ubuntu18.1) …
    Setting up libxss1:i386 (1:1.2.2-1) …
    Setting up libxv1:i386 (2:1.0.9-1) …
    Setting up libqt4-declarative:i386 (4:4.8.4+dfsg-0ubuntu18.1) …
    Setting up libqtgui4:i386 (4:4.8.4+dfsg-0ubuntu18.1) …
    Processing triggers for libc-bin …

    $ sudo dpkg -i skype_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb skype-bin_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb
    Selecting previously unselected package skype.
    (Reading database … 276746 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking skype (from skype_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb) …
    Selecting previously unselected package skype-bin.
    Unpacking skype-bin (from skype-bin_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype-bin:
    skype-bin depends on libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.2~2011week36).
    skype-bin depends on libgl1-mesa-glx.

    dpkg: error processing skype-bin (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
    skype depends on skype-bin; however:
    Package skype-bin is not configured yet.

    dpkg: error processing skype (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index…
    Processing triggers for mime-support …
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    skype-bin
    skype

    $ sudo apt-get install -f
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Correcting dependencies… Done
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    libasound2:i386 libaudio2:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libcups2:i386
    libelf1:i386 libexpat1:i386 libffi6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libgcrypt11:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386
    libgnutls26:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0:i386 libgstreamer0.10-0:i386
    libice6:i386 libjbig0:i386 libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libjpeg8:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 libkeyutils1:i386 libkrb5-3:i386
    libkrb5support0:i386 liblcms1:i386 libllvm3.3:i386 libmng1:i386 libmysqlclient18:i386 liborc-0.4-0:i386
    libp11-kit0:i386 libpciaccess0:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-declarative:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-script:i386
    libqt4-sql:i386 libqt4-sql-mysql:i386 libqt4-xml:i386 libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386
    libsm6:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libtasn1-3:i386 libtiff5:i386 libtxc-dxtn-s2tc0:i386
    libx11-6:i386 libx11-xcb1:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb-dri2-0:i386 libxcb-glx0:i386 libxcb1:i386 libxdamage1:i386
    libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxi6:i386 libxml2:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxslt1.1:i386 libxss1:i386
    libxt6:i386 libxv1:i386 libxxf86vm1:i386 mysql-common
    Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
    The following packages will be REMOVED
    skype:i386 skype-bin:i386
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    2 not fully installed or removed.
    After this operation, 39.4 MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
    Abort.

    $ sudo dpkg -i skype_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb skype-bin_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb
    (Reading database … 276895 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace skype 4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 (using skype_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement skype …
    Preparing to replace skype-bin 4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 (using skype-bin_4.2.0.11-0ubuntu0.12.04.2_i386.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement skype-bin …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype-bin:
    skype-bin depends on libqtwebkit4 (>= 2.2~2011week36).
    skype-bin depends on libgl1-mesa-glx.

    dpkg: error processing skype-bin (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
    skype depends on skype-bin; however:
    Package skype-bin is not configured yet.

    dpkg: error processing skype (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfigured
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils …
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus …
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon …
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index…
    Processing triggers for mime-support …
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme …
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    skype-bin
    skype

    • @Vince Roan, the previous comment of mine was in rely to @Pablo and he seemed to have 32 bit Ubuntu.

      In your comment, “uname -a” has told you’re on 64 bit (x86_64) system. So please try the 64-bit debs (you was going to install 32-bit/i386 packages). Before doing that, run sudo apt-get -f to fix any dependencies problem.

  6. Philippe Sabbagh April 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I’ve downloaded Skype vith the deb, i still have sound troubles. I’ve runned the command “sudo sed -i ‘s/^Exec=.*/Exec=env PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 skype %U/’ /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop”
    and i still have the same problem……

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