How to get Skype running on Ubuntu 13.10

I got Skype running on Ubuntu 13.10 using the following commands:

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sudo -s
mv /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/skype-bin
emacs /usr/bin/skype
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Filling the file with the following content:

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#!/bin/sh
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1
exec skype-bin
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Don’t forget to change the file mode:
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chmod 0755 /usr/bin/skype
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(via timgood)

How to mount Novell directory in Ubuntu

First you have to install ncpfs using apt-get:

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sudo apt-get install ncpfs
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Then mount your novell directories using the following commands:

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mkdir /media/novell
sudo chown <localuser>:<localgroup> /media/novell
sudo ncpmount -S <name-of-netware-server> -A <fully-qualified-name-of-server-or-ip-address> -U <novellusername-using-dot-notation> -u <localusername> -g <localgroup> -o nfsextras,symlinks,tcp,rw /media/novell -p cp850 -y utf8
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This will mount all of the volumes. If you wish to mount a specific volume use the -V option.

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