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Hi - i just got the Acer one notebook, linux light edition. Imm trying to get Skype working, but it downloads and does not run. I did not have this problem with my windows system, and am new to Linux, so have no idea how to get it to start! it has downloaded, but when i open it all i get is a list of itemized downloads.Any idea how i get his sorted?

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The skype binary can be installed from /usr/bin/skype. you can run it by typing ALT+F2 and entering skype in run dialouge that appears

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I have downloaded skype onto my acer aspire one a110 linux netbook but it wont run it, it says that there is a problem something about 4.4??


linux cant support skype the rite way skype is not compatiable with linux it says it is on the skype site but linux is very diffucult to opperate.

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I have successfully downloaded skype to my Acer Aspire. I am using Linux. How do I acess Skype on the netbook. In my last question I fogot to mention that I was using Linux. I have accessed my desktop, and...


Hi,

You need to download the Skype Version so that it will run properly with your computer. You can donwload it here. If you already download this version and still have the same problem try reinstalling the software to fix the problem.

Thanks for using Fixya.

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Audio capture unable to work on my Aspire one notebook


look for advance settings into the sound driver ..you also try on the volume icon ...propieties...check the mute case ...the volume ......from advance settings boots it ...but it might be also not comp. with linux

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Skype for linux


How did you install it? Often times Linux installers won't add icons to your desktop or menu's. Sometimes you just have to open the command line and type the command to start the program. For instance, open a command prompt, and try typing:

skype

And see what happens.
-Jeremy

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Hi, the Acer Aspire is a Linux operating system based computer. It does not run Microsoft windows in the same way that Apple computers run OSX, not windows. The antivirus programs you mention are for windows computers. On the bright side, running Linux you really DON'T need virus protection Linux is inherently far more secure than windows.

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Downloading skype onto my acer aspire one netbook


For aspire one you need to download the Fedora 7 package from the Skype Website.

Afterwards, just do what your aspire asks you to do. When everything is installed, just press alt+F2, type in "skype", en press "Run". Skype will start up. That's it

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Hi, I also have an acer aspire 5050 (AMD 64bit CPU).
It came preinstalled with Vista Home Basic which I decided to get rid of. I downloaded a copy of SUSE 10 Enterprise Desktop (5 CD iso's images from ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/x86_64/10.0/iso/ )and burn't them to CD, and installed it straigt off CD.
It installed fine with Gnome (havent tried KDE). There are certain problems that you need to tweak before it all works ok.

The 5 in 1 card reader wont work at all, but I have heard that it might in future kernel upgrades. 

The sound doesn't work untill you edit a file (follow the guide at http://nosrednaekim.wordpress.com/2007/05/28/linux-on-the-acer-aspire-5050/) after doing this and rebooting it works great.

The graphics was another issue, I have an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100. I couldn't get 3d accelleration to work for ages, but have managed to now. First off you have to download the ati driver for the "Mobility Radion X300" for linux (x86_64 for 64bit CPU) from http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html. When downloaded just run it in a terminal ("sh ./ati*%$%*%$*%"). Then after rebooting (the tricky part for non linux geeks!) open a terminal, "su" to root and run "init 3" then log in as root and run "aticonfig --initial -f" when complete run "aticonfig --app=maya --fsaa=on --fs=4 --ovt=opengl" then when complete run "aticonfig --effective=now" then "init 5". Now log on and you can enable 3d in display properties (in control center). The 3d desktop is so much better than Vista could ever be. I have only just got my graphics card working and I havent messed about with all the settings yet so you can probably get it working alot faster with some tweaking.

If you're interested in porgramming or compiling programs for your OS you will need to "build your Kernel" this takes a bit of time but a good guide is at http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_suse i skipped page one and some other bits)

Hope this helps, and you enjoy linux.

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