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Hi, I tried to download Skype, I clicked the correct one to download etc., but when I tried opening it, it said: Error: Wrong architecture 'i386' I am really not ...
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- 05-17-2009 #1
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Hi, I tried to download Skype, I clicked the correct one to download etc., but when I tried opening it, it said: Error: Wrong architecture 'i386' I am really not very computer literate so have NO idea what this means? Whatever happened to being able to simply download something and then run it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
- 05-17-2009 #2
what type of processor do you have?Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
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- 05-18-2009 #3
Skype is in the Synaptic Package Manager repositories. That's the best way to install it on Ubuntu.Pete
- 05-18-2009 #4
i386 is for processor architecture X86 so may be yours is X86_64Dual Booting Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7
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- 05-18-2009 #5
Skype is not in the regular Ubuntu repositories. You need to add the Medibuntu repository to install skype through synaptic or apt.
You will be able to install Skype on a 64 bit OS, which, as mentioned, you appear to be running. Add the medibuntu repo and installing through synaptic will download the necessary 32 bit libraries.
HOWTO: Install Skype on 64-bit Ubuntu - Ubuntu Forums