How To Install Skype on Fedora 13 (64bit)

on June 3 | in Linux | by | with 46 Comments

In this howto i will describe how to install Skype on Fedora 13 64bit. As Skype dont provide 64bit version of Skype for Fedora. We can use i586 version of Skype and to achieve this we need to install i686 libraries. This howto can be used to install Skype on 64bit Fedora 10 – 11 – 12 – 13.

1) Install Pre-Requisite i686 Packages.

Pre-requisite contain pulse audio because of to use call in/out.

yum -y install libXv.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 pulseaudio-libs-glib2.i686 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i686

2) Download Skype i586 (fedora10+)


3) Install Skype

rpm -ivh skype-

Run it from Applicaition or command line and bravo its running ๐Ÿ™‚

Please comment for any questions.

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46 Responses to How To Install Skype on Fedora 13 (64bit)

  1. LANerd says:

    Thx! Simple, functional ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Shahzad Saleem says:

    Thanks brother, it was really to the point.

  3. Awesome.. Thank you much,…

  4. John Thompson says:

    Thanks very much for this post!

  5. suresh says:

    thanks soo easy..

  6. Kumudu says:

    Thank you very much for these details.

  7. Fri says:

    Beautiful! Thanks a lot!!!

  8. Pradeep says:

    Thanks a lot man !!
    stuffs like this really help starters like me !!

  9. Elf-a says:

    Thank you so much, this work perfect ! Thanks again man !!!

  10. yerbol says:

    nice one, thanks!

  11. dile says:

    It does work .. thanks.

  12. This worked for me also. Thanks for saving me time on resolving the errors. The alsa-plugins module is what seems to have fixed that.

  13. Alex says:

    Cool… Simple workable solution.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. wwwwwwwwaooooo it works …..
    so simple n easy..

  15. alfred says:

    wooow that was the easiest/quickest fix i have ever seen
    thanks alot
    hope all articles are that straight to the point and clear ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Thanks for sharing such useful info.

  17. itay says:

    works great

  18. Waqas Shehzad says:

    Thanks This is what i except from my Teacher .Your student from INARA .

  19. Fedora 14 says:

    Many thanks! I’d almost given up all hopes on using Skype under Fedora 14 x64 but following your instructions, it now works! I did have to configure my input settings under Gnome as the test call didn’t work at first, but now all is fine. One more reason to ditch Windows. Do hope they’ll work on a native x64 version though.

  20. elsie (more or less) says:

    Works great on
    Fedora 14 64-bit with
    Skype fedora i586


  21. Chris Taylor says:

    Second the previous comment. Worked like a charm with –
    Fedora 14 64-bit

    Great how-to!

  22. bipin says:

    hey i have installed skye according to above instructions but i am not able to do video chat. Can anybody help me out of this mesh???

  23. Mr Mike says:

    Works for me on
    Fedora 15 x64
    Skype 2.2


  24. lil says:

    error: can’t create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (permission denied)

    what can i do?

  25. @lil: you need to confirm that no rpm command is been in run when you are using yum. Because at one time you can issue one rpm command to rpm database. Another issue is that are you root user while executing yum command ?


  26. muhammad umar says:

    thanks guy. its really helpful. great effort continue

  27. muhammad umar says:

    hello, i installed skype. my micro phone is not working. headphone is working. can you help me. i check test call and audio setting. but i did’t got it. my operating system is fodera 13 (64 bit)

  28. Justin Bennett says:

    Audio input (mic) no sound fix:
    Fedora 13, Fedora 14, Fedora 15

    In addition to the above, I had to install Pulse Audio Volume Control

    sudo yum install pavucontrol

    Within Pulse Audio Volume Control, select the Input Device tab – Unlock the channels, and turn one Left to 100% and Right to 0%.

    I don’t know what PulseAudio mutes the mic if both channels set to 100%.

  29. Gurjeet says:

    Thanks,it has helped me out

  30. sherif says:

    than you

  31. mask-rider-555 says:

    Thank you very much ,I try it so long time and you recommend that easy.

  32. Lizzy says:

    Thx man, i love u sooo much!!!!!

  33. pumi says:

    Thanks, it made me hope, just it did not fix the microphone issue I am attempting to solve

  34. It still works on Fedora 16, too. All the other advice I found online just told me to install libXScrnSaver, which isn’t enough by itself to fix the problem.

  35. ali firdaus says:

    other way is via its repository:
    1. create file skype.repo on folder /etc/yum.repos.d/
    2. edit the file and the content of file skype.repo have to:
    name=Skype Repository

    3. After save you need to running the command:
    yum install skype

    Good luck

  36. Alberto says:

    Thank you very much!
    It was so useful ๐Ÿ˜€

  37. Lasantha says:

    Still works great… ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. moly says:

    error: open of skype- failed: No such file or directory
    what can i do???

  39. Dmitry says:

    ะ’ัะต ะพั‚ะปะธั‡ะฝะพ ! =) It’s work!

  40. diablomarcus says:


  41. cybermind says:

    You are more than great!!!!!
    great has to learn something from you

  42. hiba says:

    thank you it helps me too

  43. balaji says:


  44. UJJAL ROY says:

    As simple as required. Thanks a lot. It works lite on Fedora 13, 64bit.

  45. Honey says:

    Thats brilliant…:)

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