How to Install Skype on Linux Lite Easy Guide

March 25th, 2018 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Skype on Linux Lite

Hello Linux User, this Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Latest Skype 8+ on Linux Lite 32/64-bit Desktop.

And Skype for Linux Lite 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 Linux Lite.

This is the Classical Way to Get Installed the Latest Skype, sure that you may Achieve the same result by an Apt PPA or soon with a Snap or Flatpak.

How to Install Skype on Linux Lite - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window

    How to Install Skype on Linux Lite - Open Terminal

  2. Download Latest Skype 8.x for Ubuntu Linux:

    Skype 8.x for Linux Lite .deb
  3. Check/Install for GDebi Package Installer

    which gdebi

    If No gdebi then:

    sudo apt 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 Linux Lite

    sudo gdebi ./skype*.deb

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

  6. Getting-Started Making Skype Calls on Linux Lite:

    Skype Initial Setup on Linux Lite

    The Guide Contains Instructions on Initial Configuration to Making Calls on Linux Lite.

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

    How to Install Skype on Linux Lite - Login Window

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