How-to Install Latest Skype on Lubuntu 16.10 Yakkety 32 / 64bit Easy Guide

October 6th, 2016 by Regaz

Latest Skype 4.x Quick-Start for Lubuntu 16.10 Linux




Hello Lubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Get Installed the Latest Skype 4+ on Lubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak i386/amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

Skype is a Microsoft Software for Video chatting, making international calls, screen sharing, instant messaging and more.

Especially relevant: at the same time I’m also Illustrating here the Easiest Way of Installing the New Downloaded .deb Packages with Dependencies on Lubuntu Linux.

This is a General Way to Get Always freshly installed the Latest Skype Versions, sure that some times You should Achieve the same result by an Apt PPA…

The content and details are expressly reduced to give Focus only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands.

Install Latest Skype 4.x on Lubuntu 16.10 Linux - Featured
  1. Download Latest Skype 4.x for Ubuntu Linux:

    Skype 4.x for Lubuntu .deb
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Latest Skype 4.x on Lubuntu 16.10 Linux - Open Terminal
  3. Check/Install for GDebi Package Installer

    which gdebi

    If No gdebi then:

    sudo su -c "apt-get install gdebi"
  4. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or the Temporary directory /tmp)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Or when downloaded with Firefox maybe:

    cd /tmp/mozilla*

    To Verify that it’s there List the contents with:

    ls .
  5. Installing Skype for Lubuntu

    sudo gdebi ./skype-ubuntu*.deb

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  6. Getting-Started Making Skype Calls on Lubuntu:

    Skype Initial Setup on Lubuntu

    The Guide Contains Instructions on Initial Setup to Getting-Started Making Calls on Lubuntu.

  7. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Lubuntu Linux
    SetUp Chrome on Lubuntu.

    Install Latest Skype 4.x on Ubuntu 16.10 Linux - Login Window

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