Thursday, December 23, 2010

How to Install Skype perfectly in ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

The world famous communication software skype can easily install in ubuntu 9.10 Karmic koala with simple steps. Skype can be used for Free calls, video calls and instant messaging over the internet. Plus great value calls to phones anywhere in the world. with a broadband internet connection you can make low cost calls to land phones and mobile phones.

First you have to add medibuntu repository.
you can choose one of the following methods for adding medibuntu repository

Open a terminal and type
$ sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring
$ sudo apt-get -q update


# gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and add the line
deb karmic free non-free


Open System -->Administration-->Synaptic Package Manager and then Settings --> Repositories -->Other Software --> ADD --> deb karmic free non-free

After Adding Medibuntu

$ sudo apt-get install skype

Now Your skype is ready for use

$ skype

If you have a any difficulty you can directly download the deb file and install

Download the deb file for skype from here

now double click on the deb file

open a terminal and type

$ sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_2.0.0.72-1_i386.deb