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Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:00 pm

Just got my headset and skype been messing around with it and cant believe how good it is!!

Basically though I would like it to auto-start and log me in.The only example I can think of is MSN where when you login it goes into the system menu and then it auto logs you in.....

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ps, if it isnt obvious my skype login is linuxgirlie :roll: so if anyone fancy a chat please do!!
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Postby eastcoastdrifter » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:23 pm

Is Skype available for Linux now? I thought it was only XP. The settings are fairly easy...I haven't used it for a few months...it gets too distracting and VERY addictive. I woulda thought you were good at setting things up...given that you are involved in the Karochi stuff?

I haven't got it installed at present and I'm supposed to be reading! A HUGE Fedora manual. Or, I'd reinstall and help. They are easy though...just click round.

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Postby eastcoastdrifter » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:33 pm

oooops!

My apologies Jo, How far behind the times am I? Just been for another look,I see it covers most platforms now...even chalk and a blackboard. In XP it's easy to set up as all automatic...don't know about Linux, I'm still practising installing on that :D

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Postby nelz » Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:51 pm

Skype has been available for Linux for some time, but only for X86 as it is a binary package. Google Talk looks interesting, because it works with a range of IM programs as well as their own software. Skype's main advantage is that you can also call landlines for a reasonable price.
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Postby Ricey » Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:11 pm

Jo,

just added you to my skype list.....i haven't actually tested it on linux yet!

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Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:14 pm

cool, I am re-installing at the moment, but will be on later, its weird how cool this program actually is!!

On googletalk, have they released a Linux version yet? Because the last time I looked it was Windows only....
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Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:56 pm

just one thing, I had a problem with skype. Whenever the system started skype would load but would never remember my login details or anything. I solved it by saving my session with skype open and logged into my account (even though skype was scheduled to load at start up) and because I saved my session with it open it saved my login details - weird

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Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:57 pm

as you could imagine , i'm 'youlikeicecream' btw
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Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:58 pm

Yeah I have had the same problem!!
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Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:59 pm

lol, did you fix it the same way ?

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Postby linuxgirlie » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:13 pm

Actually I installed Suse and its works...lol
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Postby youlikeicecream » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:14 pm

fair enough, I like ubuntu. but fedora is becoming quite appealing

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Postby RD » Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:42 am

I have skype (been using it since it was first released) and it works well with ubuntu ive never had a problem. you have used there offical repositories ?
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Postby Ricey » Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:38 am

mine works fine on kubuntu from the skype d/l page....not with the nforce mobo drivers tho for audio (nvsound)

i'm davejrice on skype btw :)

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Postby linuxgirlie » Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:54 pm

For some reason my works really fast since installing suse, maybe the slowness is a mandrake fault?
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