Skype on 64-bit debian

Skype for linux 4.2.0

This debian package also depends on a multiarch setup.

wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-debian_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i skype-debian_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb


Skype for linux 4.0.0

Installing skype on a 64-bit linux machine is tricky. There is no 64-bit binary.

The best instructions I found are here.

I had to install the following 32-bit libraries:

apt-get install libpcre3:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libasound2:i386 libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-xml:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386 libqtwebkit4:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libxss1:i386 libxv1:i386 libssl1.0.0:i386

I also ran into a bug with the internal microphone on my IdeaPad U300s

[Lenovo IdeaPad U300s, Conexant CX20590, Mic, Internal] Background noise or low volume (phase inversion)