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Skype and Fedora 20

Thanks to Negativo17’s blog I got skype running. Here’s the step by step:

Run all commands as root or through sudo

  1. Add the the negativo17 repo of skype
wget http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-skype.repo -O \ /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-skype.repo
  1. Install skype normally via yum
yum install skype

NB: It considers the sound bug in Fedora 20:

On Fedora 20+, the real Skype binary is used through a wrapper that sets PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=30 before running the real binary. As of Skype this is required for proper operation.

NB: Always consider the trust implications of 3rd-party repo providers.

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Andreas Wagner
Freelance System Administrator from Tallinn, Estonia.