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I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have tried the suggestions in the following post: skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory and still get the same error

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marked as duplicate by 123456, Rinzwind, Eric Carvalho, bodhi.zazen, Sylvain Pineau Jun 16 '14 at 10:51

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ls -l /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXv.so.1 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Jan 21 10:44 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXv.so.1 -> libXv.so.1.0.0 –  eshwar Apr 26 '14 at 2:07
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libxv1:amd64 did not help. I get the same error. –  eshwar Apr 26 '14 at 6:01

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Locating the file,

$ locate /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXv.so.1

Finding the package which provides the above files,

$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXv.so.1
libxv1:amd64: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXv.so.1
$ dpkg -S /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXv.so.1.0.0
libxv1:amd64: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXv.so.1.0.0

So, you have to install libxv1:i386 package. Because skype is available only for 32 bit version so it needs only a 32 bit version of library files not 64 bit version.

sudo apt-get install libxv1:i386

And don't forget to add i386 architecture before running the above command on 64 bit systems.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
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libxv1 is already installed –  eshwar Apr 25 '14 at 13:34
post the output of dpkg --get-selections | grep libxv1 –  Avinash Raj Apr 25 '14 at 14:15
libxv1:amd64 install –  eshwar Apr 25 '14 at 15:20
post the output of ls -l /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXv.so.1 –  Avinash Raj Apr 25 '14 at 15:24
if it shows no such file or directory error then reinstall the libxv1 package,sudo apt-get install --reinstall libxv1:amd64 –  Avinash Raj Apr 25 '14 at 15:25

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