output by uscI tried installing Skype by using two methods: Synaptic and Ubuntu Software Center, but it shows an error and it's not working.
For skype installation, if your system is 64 bit you need to enable 32 bit support. To enable multi-arch support, run the following commands in the terminal. Note: if you have already done that then no need to run this
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install -y ia32-libs
Then download skype from their website for Ubuntu 12.04 multiarch.deb. The latest skype version (188.8.131.52) has some bug fixes and updates.
After downloading, open the terminal and go where the deb has been downloaded:
Install the skype deb file:
sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_184.108.40.206-1_i386.deb
Install the missing dependecies:
sudo apt-get -f install