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Skype is a program to do video phone calls over the network.

Get it

Download Skype from The following example has been tested on 2010-06-03. It takes SUSE Linux 11.2 as example. Other distributions should work same or similar:

yast -i xorg-x11-libXv-32bit
bunzip2 Download/skype*
tar xvf Download/skype*.tar

Run it

  • run skype:
cd skype*

Configure it

You will now have to select "Options -> Sound Devices -> Make a test call" and experiment a bit with what Sound Card you use. "Make a test call" will explain everything to you.