I try and install skype 4.2 from the Synaptic package center and it says installed but when i try to run it nothing happens. I've tried both the Skype:i386 and the regular Skype with the binary files installed. I tried reinstalling, installing through terminal, installing through software center, and it just never runs.
Output below is from when i ran
dpkg -l skype
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-==============-============-============-================================= ii skype 188.8.131.52-0ub i386 client for Skype VOIP and instant