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Monday, 16 April 2012

Getting started with LMDE "4" post 3 Virtualbox - Skype - Dropbox - Picasa

Install the good stuff!

Virtualbox

Is it possible to live without Virtualbox? No.

LMDE has a recent version in the repository to make things really easy.
libvncserver0 (version 0.9.8.2-2) will be installed
virtualbox (version 4.1.8-dfsg-2) will be installed
virtualbox-dkms (version 4.1.8-dfsg-2) will be installed
virtualbox-guest-additions (version 4.1.8-1) will be installed
virtualbox-guest-additions-iso (version 4.1.8-1) will be installed
virtualbox-qt (version 4.1.8-dfsg-2) will be installed
I will update to 4.1.12 after a restart.

Uhmmm... Can not. Remove the version installed, download the correct versions and re-install.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Skype

Skype 2.2.0.35-1 is in the repo's.

Getting Video to work is another story.

I have no idea why Skype still use pre libv4
http://linuxtv.org/downloads/v4l-dvb-apis/libv4l.html
http://linuxtv.org/downloads/v4l-dvb-apis/compat.html
http://www.ubunturoot.com/2010/05/how-to-fix-webcam-problem-in-skype.html
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219
http://community.skype.com/t5/Linux/Skype-Freeze-in-LMDE-64/td-p/462391

Find the libv4 file
locate v4l1compat.so
Run Skype from a terminal
LD_PRELOAD=//usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype
Check if video is working
sudo apt-get install cheese
cheese
Make Skype changes permanant
sudo apt-get install gedit
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop
Install or check the 32bit libs
sudo apt-get install v4l2ctrl
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
My Video does not work in Skype. It is annoying me.

Added the ~.Skype/Logs and no joy yet.

Dropbox
dropbox (version 1.0.1) will be installed
nautilus-dropbox (version 0.7.1-2) will be installed
python-gpgme (version 0.2-2) will be installed
Picasa from Google
picasa (version 3.0.5744-02) will be installed

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