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I 've tried to install Skype in my Kubuntu version 12.04, but it will not even start to install. I took of course the .deb version (to be precise the file: ' skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.8-1_i386.deb '), made that file executable and double-clicked on it. ..... no reaction!... What to do now? With the steps mentioned above I succeeded Skype to get installed and working in Ubuntu 12.04.

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Welcome to AskUbuntu. Have you try 'sudo dpkg –install skype-ubuntu_4.0.0.8-1_i386.deb' – penreturns Oct 12 '12 at 15:49
Yes! Great! Thank you very, very much – user277235 May 2 '14 at 20:01

From Here:

You need to add an additional repository:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

And then you should be able to add it from apt:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype
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