Showing posts with label 64 bit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 64 bit. Show all posts

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Skype on Ubuntu 15.04 64 bit and AMD graphics card

This post solves particular use case with skype not working on Ubuntu 15.04 with AMD as the graphics card. I was having problem with skype not opening and I quickly figured out that there was some issue with finding shared object file.

So, first make sure you have fglrx installed. You might see errors such as below:

skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

The fix is simple. You must be able to search for the file that's being complained about

$ find /usr/ -name ""

Based on the output, just do something like below:-

$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/fglrx/ skype

And, there you go. Skype launches without complaining anything. If you receive complains about similar shared object files, make sure to install appropriate packages and then specify via LD_PRELOAD. To make permanent and be able to open via just click on Skype icon, you can create a symbolic link:

ln -sf /usr/lib32/fglrx/ /usr/lib/


Saturday, 28 July 2012

How To Easily Install EasyInstall In 64 bit Windows

Easy Install(easy_install) is a python module (easy_install) bundled with setuptools that lets you automatically download, build, install, and manage Python packages. Easy Install gives you a quick and painless way to install packages remotely by connecting to the cheeseshop or even other websites via HTTP. It is somewhat analogous to the CPAN and PEAR tools for Perl and PHP, respectively. This How To will guide you in installing the easy_install utility easily in windows.

First download the file.

Run the above script by typing in command prompt the following:


Once the script finishes, new directory "Scripts" will be created in the python installation directory and it will contain the easy_install.exe file in that directory.

Now all you have to do is add the Scripts path to system's Environment Variables to access this tool easily.

Right click on computer, go to properties, Advanced System Settings, Environment Variables, System Variables and edit the "Path" variable by adding correct path to the Scripts directory.

I hope this helps :)