[How To] Intsall Skype

[How To] Intsall Skype

Postby Hellgha » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:09 pm

I tested skype under ExaGear on Odroid XU with Ubuntu 12.04.

Before you begin, make sure that PulseAudio is installed in the host ARM system. To do this, type:
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$ dpkg -l 'pulse*'
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii  pulseaudio     1:1.1-0ubuntu1 PulseAudio sound server
un  pulseaudio-eso <none>         (no description available)
ii  pulseaudio-mod 1:1.1-0ubuntu1 Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-mod 1:1.1-0ubuntu1 GConf module for PulseAudio sound server
un  pulseaudio-mod <none>         (no description available)
un  pulseaudio-mod <none>         (no description available)
un  pulseaudio-mod <none>         (no description available)
un  pulseaudio-mod <none>         (no description available)
ii  pulseaudio-mod 1:1.1-0ubuntu1 X11 module for PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-uti 1:1.1-0ubuntu1 Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound

Where (ii) denotes installed packages.
If the PulseAudio is not installed, do this:
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$ sudo apt-get install pulseaudio


~ ExaGear Desktop Installation ~

Download your copy of ExaGear Desktop 1.1.
To unpack downloaded archive you can use following command:
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$ tar -xvzf exagear-desktop-armv7.tar.gz


Run install-exagear.sh script in a directory with deb packages and one-license key - pk-<num>.key.
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$ sudo ./install-exagear.sh


~ Installing Skype under ExaGear ~

To run the guest x86 system, type exagear:
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$ exagear
Starting the shell in the guest image /opt/exagear/images/ubuntu-1204lts
$ uname -a
Linux odroid-desktop 3.4.75 #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jan 2 22:10:03 CST 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


Download Skype from official website, version for Linux Ubuntu 12.04.
You can also do it using wget.
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$ wget http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb
--2015-06-29 16:59:43--  http://download.skype.com/linux/skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb
Resolving download.skype.com (download.skype.com)... 87.245.213.48, 87.245.213.57, 87.245.213.66
Connecting to download.skype.com (download.skype.com)|87.245.213.48|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 20112698 (19M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb'

100%[======================================>] 20,112,698   267K/s   in 17s

2015-06-29 17:00:01 (1.13 MB/s) - `skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb.1' saved [20112698/20112698]


Update the database of available packages from repositories:
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$ sudo apt-get update


Run installation of Skype:
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$ sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb


When you start the installation of Skype, package manager will issue reports that Skype depends on some packages and that they must be installed. Install these packages:
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$ sudo apt-get install -f


~ Running Skype ~

That's all, now you can run Skype:
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$ skype

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Skype can be run both from the guest x86 and host ARM systems.
Return to host ARM system, type:
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$ exit

To run Inside the host ARM system you need to enter the full path to the Skype:
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$ /opt/exagear/images/ubuntu-1204lts/usr/bin/skype


~ Start shortcut for Skype ~

Change user to root:
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$ sudo su
Password:

And run following commands:
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$ echo /opt/exagear/bin/ubt_x32a32_al --path-prefix
/opt/exagear/images/ubuntu-1204lts --vpaths-list
/opt/exagear/images/ubuntu-1204lts/.exagear/vpaths-list --opaths-list
/opt/exagear/images/ubuntu-1204lts/.exagear/opaths-list --
/usr/bin/skype > /usr/local/bin/skype
$ chmod +x /usr/local/bin/skype
$ cp /opt/exagear/images/ubuntu-1204lts/usr/share/applications/skype.desktop /usr/share/applications/
$ cp /opt/exagear/images/ubuntu-1204lts/usr/share/pixmaps/skype.png /usr/share/pixmaps

Now if you open the programs list by clicking the Start button and type 'Skype' in search field, you should find Skype icon. From now on, whenever you want to start Skype, just click on that icon. Just like you would in a real x86 environment, and after a short wait, Skype will start up just like a native ARM application.

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This instructions written in explanation of articles in Odroid Magazine.
Hellgha
 
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Re: [How To] Intsall and Run Skype on Raspberry Pi 2

Postby goha » Wed Dec 02, 2015 4:57 pm

Here is step-by-step instruction of running Skype on Raspberry Pi 2 using ExaGear Desktop:
http://eltechs.com/run-skype-on-raspberry-pi/
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