How to Install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04

Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of Skype, please access the skype tag and open the latest article (the one on top).

The latest installation instructions for Skype

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 $(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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2 comments on “How to Install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04
  1. sevi says:

    this is the first and simplest way working for me … thanks

  2. Igor says:


    after I tried to install skype on 64 bit ubuntu 13.04 I got error that skype depends on skype-bin. I have no idea how to get this skype-bin because it says it is not installable package.


    >sudo apt-get install skype
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    skype is already the newest version.
    You might want to run ‘apt-get -f install’ to correct these:
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    skype : Depends: skype-bin
    E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt-get -f install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

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