sign-in for Linux Skype

Asked by Margareta Smith-Edström on 2008-08-21

I cannot get signed in on Linux Skype. This is how I do: I download for Skype. I choose Ubuntu for Linux. I open with gdebi-gtk(default). I click for Install package. Then I have to give password. But no matter what word I choose it is incorrect. There I get stocked. I think I would have to give my email adress and a userś name and a password, but I do not find a place where I can leave this information. Thankful for help, Margareta

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Margareta Smith-Edström (smith-edstrom) said :
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I cannot get signed in on Linux Skype. This is how I do: I download for Skype. I choose Ubuntu for Linux. I open with gdebi-gtk(default). I click for Install package. Then I have to give password. But no matter what word I choose it is incorrect. There I get stucked. I think I would have to give my email adress and a user's name and a password, but I do not find a place where I can leave that information. Thankful for help, Margareta

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arochester (arochester) said :
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You have to register with Skype to make sure that the Skype Name is available and THEY give you a password. I can't find a similar page about Linux, but have a look at this Windows page - http://www.skype.com/help/guides/createskypename_windows/ . This starts the registration process.

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Margareta Smith-Edström (smith-edstrom) said :
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Thank you very much for answering, but it seems that the system for Windows does not go for Linux, it just shows up as an example, but when I click nothing happens. Margareta

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arochester (arochester) said :
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I use Kubuntu and just signed out of Skype. The "Welcome to Skype " is very much the same and includes "Don't have a Skype name yet" . Clicking on that starts "Create a new Skype Account"...

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Olivier (olivier-lacroix) said :
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The password you are supposed to give to install skype has nothing to do with your skype account. It is your ubuntu password you need to enter :-)

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