How to install Skype VoIP client in openSUSE


  1. Did you find an explanation / solution for the “error: failed to stat” message. It seems to spoil some installations.

  2. I’m have a huge problem trying set skype sound to work with SUSE 11.1.
    no matter what I try, playback and microphone does not work.

    plz, do you have any suggestions??

  3. Thank you for the reply!

    Yes, I did.

    My motherboard have an integrated ALC883 sound chip.

    And everything works fine outside Skype, playback and recording.

    When I set Skype playback to work with pulseaudio it works for some seconds then the entire sound system seems to crash, no more sounds, even outside Skype.

    My motherboard is an ASUS P5VD2-X;
    And Suse have automatically set VT1708/A [Azalia HDAC] (VIA High Definition Audio Controller) as the driver for my motherboard ALC883 integrated sound chip.

    Thank you, once more, for the promptly reply.

  4. Hi!

    I’m new to the linux world so I’m hoping you can help me out with Skype video? I have just installed openSUSE 11.1 and I got Skype working fine except for the video part. Do you know if Skype can do video on opensuse11.1? I have a Logitech webcam plug into my laptop and I was able to test the webcam in the options menu okay but I can not do video calling.


  5. I have the exact same problem as Sam,

    Playback and recording of audio works just fine in all of my apps *except* Skype, have been meddling around with the settings for a while now with no luck at all.

    My hardware is:

    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC’97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device 8197
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 9
    I/O ports at 1c00 [size=256]
    I/O ports at 18c0 [size=64]
    Memory at d0000c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
    Memory at d0000800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
    Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

    Any ideas?

  6. Ditto, no playback here either. Everything worked fine in openSuSE 11.0, but not in 11.1.

  7. Where can I download the pre-requisits from?


  8. the librery is 32bit
    because it’s aplication 32 bit

  9. I have a problem trying set skype!
    my micrphone is not working.
    im using vphonet for now. but on my laptop is working,

  10. firefox 3.5.6 no association with skype: extension for Skype beta, how i can fix this ?
    when i try to call from a skype web link i get an error from firefox.

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