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I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and wow! I'm impressed! But unfortunately, when I install skype, I cannot launch it. Said to me that seem don't have paquet in my source?

My desktop: Compact Processor: AMD

PS: My computer often "freeze" a little 3-4 seconds when I click on other apps. I have not a lot apps open but I think I have to free or to resize partition but I don't know how to proceed. Thank you.

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possible duplicate of Skype not launching from menu but works from command line – belacqua Oct 17 '11 at 3:30
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, thanks! Instructions here. – Jorge Castro Feb 4 '12 at 20:04

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Are you running on a 64-bit platform ?

Because if you are, it's a bug in the Skype package, if you run Skype from a terminal you'll get skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

If you do get that then you can fix it by installing missing libraries for 32-bit mode (since Skype only run in 32-bit mode) :

sudo apt-get install libxss1:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386 libasound2:i386 libxv1:i386 libsm6:i386 libxi6:i386 libXrender1:i386 libxrandr2:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libfontconfig1:i386
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I have another problem. It said that I have to free some new space in my system. Seem that I have not enough space for my paquets. How do I fix that? – Marc Couture Oct 17 '11 at 4:22
You just have to free space, so delete all the thing that you don't need any more and uninstall the software that you don't use. – Nyamiou The Galeanthrope Oct 17 '11 at 5:15

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