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Application Details:

Version: 3.0.X
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.32

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Installation. Login. It seems to work for normal chat.

What does not

Not sure of seeing all my contacts. Extra things do not work. Search does not work. Chat seems to have some trouble.


What was not tested

Call. Profile modification. SMS.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

To login set Skype environment to Win 2000 / Win 98. If not you can't login.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 12Nov 29 20091.1.32Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 03 20091.1.22Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentArch LinuxMay 11 20070.9.36.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 10 20070.9.36.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 04 20070.9.36.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
6794 Skype Beta dies at splash in 2k, XP, 03 Modes CLOSED FIXED View
6795 Skype Beta dies trying to login in win98, winme mode CLOSED FIXED View
8138 Skype crashes when calling someone. CLOSED ABANDONED View
8185 can't login in Skype 3.1 on wine/kubuntu 7 CLOSED FIXED 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.

HOWTO Skype 3 with Wine

1. Install Wine 0.9.29 (verified) and begin with a fresh ~./wine directory.

2. Install Skype (verified) from and the SkypeSetup.exe file. The installer should run flawlessly.

3. Run #winecfg and select Windows 98 mode for Skype.exe if it's not already done. You may use the ALSA sound driver with this program, however OSS will work just as well. Select native support for shdocvw.dll and shlwapi.dll. More information on this can be found here.

4. Use Skype!

Known Bugs:

- WinXP/2000 Mode crashes the client
- Win98 Mode crashes without native shdocvw and shlwapi
- Initially, placing a call will cause DSound buffering problems and will stutter for the first few seconds
- aRts sound driver does not work properly
- ESD sound driver does not work properly