How uninstall Skype?

Asked by ashaver on 2007-08-02

Ii installed Skype for Linux and the sound is inoperative and the program won't rn. I installed it again thinking that this might correct the problem, but now I have two inoperative Skype programs. Skype does not show up in my uninstall list.

I'want to uninstall the Beta version, or both copies and reinstall Skype and get it running. Would appreciate help very much.

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Ubuntu yelp Edit question
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Marcelo Atie
Solved:
2007-08-02
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2007-08-02
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2007-08-02
Rodrigo Donado (frezeeer) said : #1

Hi:

How did you installed?

ashaver (ashaver) said : #2

Rodrigo Donado wrote:
> Your question #10869 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/10869
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Rodrigo Donado requested for more information:
> Hi:
>
> How did you installed?
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Thank you so very much, Rodrigo, for being willing to help me! I'm an
> 85-year-old newbie to Ubuntu, but a long-time user of Windows from the
> first version.
    I installed Skype by bringing up www.skype.com and finding the Linux
version and intalling it. There were several Linux versions offered. I
tried one and it didn't install, so I just started trying one after the
other. Xandros did install, but the sound does't work.

I thought that like in Windows there would be an "Install/Uninstall"
program which would uninstall it. Indeed, I did find the program which
should uninstall it, but Skype isn't listed!

I not only would like to remove the two installations of Skype, but I'd
also like to install Skype for Linux and make it work.

For a very small, one-time fee I am able with Skype to call regular
telephones everywhere in the US and Canada free.

I love Ubuntu, and find it far better than the Vista which came on my
laptop.

Aloha,
Al

Honolulu

Marcelo Atie (marceloatie) said : #3

use
#whereis skype
and remove the listed files.

If it don't work, say to us.

ashaver (ashaver) said : #4

Marcello, I have tried this search for more than a half-hour in
"Applications Places System." The little circle just keeps spinning
forever. Am I searching in the right places? Sorry to keep bothering
you, but I am far from up-to-speed with Linux or Ubuntu.

Marcelo Atie wrote:
> Your question #10869 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/10869
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Marcelo Atie proposed the following answer:
> use
> #whereis skype
> and remove the listed files.
>
> If it don't work, say to us.
>
>

Marcelo Atie (marceloatie) said : #5

go in the shell/prompt and execute the command "whereis skype",
if it work right, it will tell where the files of skype are.
then we will can remove them

ashaver (ashaver) said : #6

Problem solved, Skype removed! Thank you very much indeed!

Marcelo Atie wrote:
> Your question #10869 on yelp in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp/+question/10869
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Marcelo Atie requested for more information:
> go in the shell/prompt and execute the command "whereis skype",
> if it work right, it will tell where the files of skype are.
> then we will can remove them
>
>

Best Marcelo Atie (marceloatie) said : #7

you need change the status of this problem to solved, thanks

ashaver (ashaver) said : #8

Going to "files" and looking manually, a search box popped up and I entered "whereis skype' and both instances showed up and were easily deleted. Many thanks to those who helped me.

Eyal Levin (eyalev) said : #9

Another Option:

.deb packages can be located in the 'Synaptic Package Manager' and removed easily from there.