Jun 252008
 


Skype is a Voice over IP (VoIP) client that allows you to make free PC to PC calls to other Skype users and to make cheap calls to Landline and mobile telephones across the world.

Skype provide a lot of features including

Cheap International Calls

Online Number for people to call you at cheap local rates

Send Text SMS messages directly from the Skype client

Voice mail facility and Call Forwarding features.

For more details on the features and services offered by Skype, click here.

Skype can be installed in Linux and here we can see how to install Skype in openSUSE 10.x & 11.0

The pre-requisites for Skype are

Qt 4.2.1 or later

D-Bus 1.0.0 or later

libasound2 1.0.12 or later

Let,s start installing the pre-requisites

linux-4518:~ # yast2 –install libqt4 libqt4-x11 libqt4-dbus-1 libsigc++2

Download Skype SUSE RPMs here

http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-suse

linux-4518:~ # wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-suse

Install Skype

linux-4518:~ # rpm -Uvh ./skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586.rpm
warning: ./skype-2.0.0.72-suse.i586.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID d66b746e
error: failed to stat /home/saibaba/.gvfs: Permission denied
Preparing…                ########################################### [100%]
   1:skype                  ########################################### [100%]

Alternatively, download the RPM from a web browser and start with “YAST Meta Package Installer” to complete the installation.

Once, installed. if you are using a proxy at home or if it is your work PC behid a proxy then you need to enter the Proxy details. In the bottom of the Skype window, click the Skype icon and select Options and then Advanced. Enter the proxy server and the ports. This should do.