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linuxgirlie
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject: Skype Reply with quote

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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Jo

ps, if it isnt obvious my skype login is linuxgirlie Rolling Eyes so if anyone fancy a chat please do!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jo,

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

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as you could imagine , i'm 'youlikeicecream' btw
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I have had the same problem!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, did you fix it the same way ?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I installed Suse and its works...lol
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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