Use Skype under Linux
- This is an old guide, kept here to show how it used to be in earlier times. Today you would typically use browser-based web conferencing software to stay in contact.
|SUSE 12.2 till 13.2|
This example has been tested on 2014-12-12 on SUSE Linux 13.2. Other distributions should work same or similar:
yast -i libQtWebKit4-32bit libqt4-32bit libXss1-32bit libXv1-32bit
tar xvjf Downloads/skype*.bz2
- run skype:
cd skype* ./skype
You will now have to select "Options -> Sound Devices -> Make a test call" and experiment a bit with what Sound Card you use. "Make a test call" will explain everything to you.
Audio has been improved a lot with Skype 4 from 2012.
- use a webcam with Linux
- http://www.ehow.com/how_5575179_use-skype-through-proxy.html - use skype via a proxy