i cant install Skype for Ubuntu

Asked by Charlie on 2008-09-13

when i go to download skype, it reaches my desktop but then i cant install it, that option is greyed out . . it says
Error: Wrong Architecture 'i386'

i notice on the skype website, underneath is says
    * Software requirements
    * Qt 4.2.1+
    * D-Bus 1.0.0
    * libasound2 1.0.12

how do i know if i have these on ubuntu?


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Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #1

To check if you have the files that Skype needs you can look in Synaptic Package Manager.

The easiest way to install Skype is via Medibuntu : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu/

As for the architecture, you would have to state what kind of computer you have.

Charlie (info-accuhostpro) said : #2

32 bit intel core 2 quad
spm says i dont have any of that software
and im still reading thru medibuntu . .

Saša Teković (hseagle2015) said : #3

Charlie, you can also download .deb package from Skype's official website - http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu

After downloading .deb package, double click on it and install it.
Everything works fine on my computers.

Charlie (info-accuhostpro) said : #4

when i click on that link , the Install Package isnt clickable, it says in red Error: Wrong architecture 'i386'

Saša Teković (hseagle2015) said : #5

Charlie, I think that you have installed 64 bit version of Ubuntu, even though you mentioned that you have 32 bit Intel Core 2 Quad (which is, AFAIK, 64 bit processor).

Anyway, if you are using 64 bit version of Ubuntu, take a look at this tutorial - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=432295

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