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Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Installing Skype on Ubuntu - 01-10-2009, 11:35 AM
Unfortunately, none of the standard i386 .deb 8.04/Hardy files (consider them as equivalent to Windows .exe installers for Ubuntu) will install on the Dell Mini. This is because of the way Dell chose to package Ubuntu (if you want to understand more - serach for "lpia").
Check this: *-deb-installing-t433.html
There are manual instructions on how to do it (don't use the --force-architecture method), and also an automated script (I have just posted there).
Download the script.zip, and double-click to extract. Select "all files" option. Download the Skype Hardy i386 .deb, and place it in the same folder as the extracted script. Double click script, and select "Run in Terminal". It will create a new .deb for you, that should install with a double-click.
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Re: Installing Skype on Ubuntu - 01-10-2009, 09:15 PM
You might find an update version of the script here:
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