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Skype static 2.2.0.35 [SFS]
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DPUP5520

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Apr 2012, 04:22    Post subject:  

The reason noone has a pet up for it is because of the size of the file itself, most people find it silly to "permanently" install such a large file on puppy and take up a chunk of save space. I do have a pet of it however am unable to upload at my current location. I'm sure someone will be nice enough here though to hook you up with a pet for it.
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XBlackChaosX

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Apr 2012, 05:39    Post subject:  

Thanks for this Wink

How big is the .pet version of skype?
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darkstrike


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Apr 2012, 07:57    Post subject:  

Well, considering I am using Puppy as the primary OS on that machine due to its speed (the machine is older hardware - 1.5ghz AMD AthlonXP 1800+, 64mb NVidia Quadro 2 Pro video card, 10gb HDD)) and because the machine only has 768mbs of RAM (which, yes, it more than Puppy really needs, but is still not THAT much), I have a full install of Puppy, not a Frugal install.

I don't really consider 30mbs that big in my case (something like 70mbs, or 90mbs would be a different story though!), so "permanently" installing it on that machine is fine with me as I use Skype quite often, that's why I was curious if there was a .pet version....plus, Puppy has always come with a whole bunch of apps that I don't ever use, so I've already freed up some space by removing a number of the preinstalled apps Smile

Would a Frugal install really run that much better than a full install?
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XBlackChaosX

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012, 05:11    Post subject:  

darkstrike wrote:
I don't really consider 30mbs that big in my case (something like 70mbs, or 90mbs would be a different story though!)


30MB is not a big deal for me either, would love if someone posted .pet version of skype.

darkstrike wrote:
Would a Frugal install really run that much better than a full install?


I too wanna know this.
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666philb


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr 2012, 00:34    Post subject:  

how to make a pet of the skype sfs.....

1. create a folder somewhere called skype
2. left click on the skype.sfs to mount it. (you'll see the folders inside the .sfs)
3. copy the folders you see to the new skype folder you created (this can be done by dragging and dropping and choosing the copy option)
4. in the directory where your skype folder is, right click and choose >>>>window>>> terminal here.
5. in the terminal type
Code:
dir2pet skype


alternatively you could use sfs load on the fly here http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64354 it creates a pseudo pet in full installs. be sure to read the section on using it with full installs.....

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Apr 2012, 20:45    Post subject:  

666philb wrote:
how to make a pet of the skype sfs.....

1. create a folder somewhere called skype
2. left click on the skype.sfs to mount it. (you'll see the folders inside the .sfs)
3. copy the folders you see to the new skype folder you created (this can be done by dragging and dropping and choosing the copy option)
4. in the directory where your skype folder is, right click and choose >>>>window>>> terminal here.
5. in the terminal type
Code:
dir2pet skype


alternatively you could use sfs load on the fly here http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64354 it creates a pseudo pet in full installs. be sure to read the section on using it with full installs.....


Very useful information for this and other .sfs that i might wanna convert to .pet. thanks 666philp Smile
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darkstrike


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2012, 11:07    Post subject:  

666philb wrote:
how to make a pet of the skype sfs.....

1. create a folder somewhere called skype
2. left click on the skype.sfs to mount it. (you'll see the folders inside the .sfs)
3. copy the folders you see to the new skype folder you created (this can be done by dragging and dropping and choosing the copy option)
4. in the directory where your skype folder is, right click and choose >>>>window>>> terminal here.
5. in the terminal type
Code:
dir2pet skype


Thanks to 666philb's instructions, I also created and used a .pet of this Skype install...unfortunately it still didn't fix my webcam issue (which is that my webcam works fine in GUVCViewer but won't load in calls in Skype at all, and when testing it in the Skype options just shows as a blank, black window...anybody's help or ideas as to why would be appreciated!), but at least it is an updated version Smile
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666philb


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2012, 12:11    Post subject:  

hi darkstrike....

i had this problem in the past... and found a workaround.

you said your camera works in guvcview, so start guvcview. then in skype, if you right click on a skype contact you get an option to share your screen,. choose share selection and draw a window around your open guvcview.

your contact can now see you Smile

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2012, 12:14    Post subject:  

Haha, thanks 666philb....I had actually thought of doing that as I had tested the screen sharing and it worked perfectly...it would work! A pretty weird and...unique...workaround, but it would work! Razz
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