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    Talking Cant open skype

    I have 10 days trying to install skype and I just cant.

    Code:
    root@bt:~# dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb 
    dpkg: error processing skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb (--install):
     package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     skype-ubuntu-precise_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb
    I have found people with the same problem and a lot of different solutions and it just doesn't work to me.
    I have tried more of 15 different solutions and now i realize Skype is already installed (it is in Internet > Skype). But when I click it to open it do nothing,
    some one know why?

    Additional Information:
    Backtrack 5r3
    Architecture 64
    Installed in the hard drive

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    Default Re: Cant open skype

    Quote Originally Posted by RilesAc View Post
    I have 10 days trying to install skype and I just cant.

    So, Why do you want to use SKYPE on a Pentesting Distro?

    What the blue blazes does this have anything at ALL to do with Pentesting......?????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????/
    V/r,
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    Pffbt..[quote]I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me.. Or thinks I'm a smart ass.. [/quote]

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    Default Re: Cant open skype

    Backtrack is a distribution used in penetration tests, multimedia features such as skype, other IM's, video tools, etc. will be hard to install and most likely break the operating system.
    Back|track giving machine guns to monkeys since 2007 !

    Do not read the Wiki, most your questions will not be answered there !
    Do not take a look at the: Forum Rules !

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    Default Re: Cant open skype

    Quote Originally Posted by RilesAc View Post
    package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
    This might also have something to do with it...
    Either get the 64 bit version of Skype for Linux, or install a 32 bit version of BackTrack... But yeah, shouldn't need Skype for Backtrack anyway.

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    Default Re: Cant open skype

    Backtrack is the first Linux I'm using, when I was doing the partitions by mistake I deleted everything in my hard drive and now I only have Backtrack.
    I can install windows again but when I start "doing things" with backtrack, I realized it was different compared to windows (LOGICAL).

    I study Software Development and I'm very interested in pentesting so I was only going to probe backtrack.

    Now that I'm using backtrack I want to learn everything I can with it. As I said this is my first Linux and I know maybe is not a good idea start with Backtrack but it is like a challenge for me being using something different and I like it.

    I start reading LPIC-1: Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide (for learn about Linux in general) .
    Forgetting about Skype, some one recommend me a book after I finish LPIC-1, but this time dedicated to Backtrack?
    And the problem of Skype is already solved... I downloaded VirtualBox and there I use Skype when I need to communicate with my friends.

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    Thumbs up Re: Cant open skype

    Just tested Skype installed/working fine on BT5r3 32bit
    no bricked system... i started out with 64bit tho found getting stuff to work out of the box wasnt easy. so changed to 32bit and never had a problem

    Additional Information:
    Backtrack 5r3
    Architecture 32
    Installed in the hard drive

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