Use Skype under Linux

From Linuxintro

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.

Skype is a program to do video phone calls over the network.

Get it

To download and install Skype, find out your distribution and proceed accordingly

Run it

  • run skype:
cd skype*

Configure it

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.

See also