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Version 5.8

Application Details:

Version: 5.8.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4

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Free Download Skype 5.8 offline installer

Test Results

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What works

Installation works.

Login works if you select "login with facebook" even if you have a regular skype account.

Software works.

Accept invitations to be added

receive/send Audio calls

text chat

What does not

error message while launching skype.

Regular login doesn't work

Once logged in I had this error message

No sound card detected

No webcam detected

No microphone detected

Finding a contact

Joining a chatroom from firefox


What was not tested

Video Calls, audio calls,  sound quality, as my hardware wasn't recognised in Skype

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 12.1Mar 15 20121.4Yes Yes Garbagestmc 
ShowFedora 16 x86Feb 02 20121.4-rc2Yes Yes GarbageArtem S. Tashkinov 
CurrentUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 18 20121.2.3Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
28457 Gecko incorrectly renders Skype's login page (affects Skype 5.5 and higher) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Native version available
There is a native Linux version of Skype available at the official Skype website.

Also you can use Skype for a web browser.


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login screen
by stmc on Thursday March 15th 2012, 12:30
login screen works properly if you install IE6 from winetricks
but login still not work, skype crashes after login