How to Install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04

In this article I will show you how to install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, from the command line interface.

The latest Skype version is available in the Cannonical partner repository.

Add the Cannonical Partners repo:

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

Update the system:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04:

$ sudo apt-get install skype

To fix the Segmentation Fault error, do this:

$ sudo sed -i 's/^Exec=skype.*/Exec=bash -c "export LD_PRELOAD=\/usr\/lib\/i386-linux-gnu\/mesa\/libGL\.so\.1 \&\& skype %U"/' /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop

Or follow the instructions in these articles (choose one of this article, they all fix Skype)

 

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