In preparation for my next visit to my parents I practice on my old 32-bit Linux-box. Yesterday I tried installing Skype on Waldorf and had seemingly no problems with that.
Running Skype is another matter. Nothing happens. Skype works fine on my 64-bit machine so this came a surprise to me.
Running Skype in a terminal I get:
Using gdb I get more information of which the following is the only thing looking like an error message:
Program received signal SIGILL, Illegal instruction.
Poking around here and at SKype's place has, so far, not resulted in any clues to what may be the matter. Anyone having any ideas?
I have managed to make Skype run under Zorin on the same HW and don't recall having any problems but that was several months ago...
uname -a Linux kim 3.2.0-4-486 #1 Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 i686 GNU/Linux
Last edited by kimarite (2014-08-06 15:56:44)
I have exactly the same problem on my parents' 32 bit Crunchbang box. They have been using Skype 2.2 without problems, but that version can no longer connect to Microsft's server. I downloaded the latest version of Skype for Debian Stable (skype-debian_22.214.171.124-1_i386.deb) and installed it. When I try to run from the terminal I simply get the message:
Grateful for any help with this thanks.
Last edited by mike green (2014-08-07 22:42:55)
Skype has dropped support for ALSA as of June, Pulse is now a required dependency. Further, none but the latest version of Skype will work as Microsoft also dropped support for the old Skype protocol. Hence, experimenting with older Skype versions is futile since you won#t be able to log in using these versions.
EDIT: I just noticed the Skype website specifically says that SSE2 support has been dropped in "Skype for Windows desktop" so what follows might be totally wrong.
Tried installing Skype using smxi as per zengrapfruit's suggestion but no joy I'm afraid, although I have to say smxi is one nifty piece of kit so thanks for that
It looks like a lack of SSE2 support is the problem on this box, no longer supported by Skype unfortunately. Intel chips started using SSE2 in 2001, AMD processors from 2003. To find out if your machine has SSE2 run this in a terminal:
SSE2 will be listed as one of the flags if you have it. Fingers crossed!
Last edited by mike green (2014-08-09 00:40:25)
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
That's the version I've been trying Head_on_a_Stick. It won't even start. Older versions start up fine but I can't log in as the Skype servers are no longer accepting connections from older versions.
^ Ah well, it was worth a try...
I think you may be out of luck
Have you tried W 8.1? Skype works like a charm. The same with netflix and other cool stuff. No need for deserted moonlight or soon to be deserted pipelight. Completely hazzle free. YOU CAN EVEN GAME ON IT, and drink the wine instead of installing it
Last edited by ghostew (2014-08-09 00:50:34)
^ Hi ew, you OK?
I'm sure Windows is nice, but does the OP have ~£80?
Last edited by ghostew (2014-08-09 01:00:08)
Try to rename folder .Skype in your /home folder. After that, start Skype.
Last edited by zubcho81 (2014-08-13 02:33:30)
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