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How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope


If after upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope you found out that you could no longer Send Text Messages with Skype for Linux, then this is what you should do – – A quick wall-through for you.

Start by creating a folder in your Home folder and call it SkypeSMS for example.
Move into the folder – – cd SkypeSMS

Now download Skype4Py into that folder with
svn co https://skype4py.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/skype4py . – – Copy and Paste into a terminal

If you don’t have subversion installed, do install it with sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install subversion

Move into the newly downloaded skype4py folder – – cd skype4py and install skype4py with sudo python setup.py install

Now download the modified version of skysentials for Ubuntu 9.04 into the SkypeSMS folder and Extract.
wget -c http://xodeus.dk/files/skysentials-1.0.1-xod.tar.gz
tar -zxvf skysentials-1.0.1-xod.tar.gz
Move into the extracted skysentials folder – – cd skysentials-1.0.1-xod

Make sure Skype is running when you fire up skysentials with ./skysentials.py
You’re now set to send a Skype for Linux SMS.

Why not create a quick-launch link to your Skysentials, say under Accessories in the Applications Menu. Right-click on Applications -> Edit Menus. In the “Main Menu” windows, select “Accessories” under the “Menus” tab and click “New Item” to open the “Create Launcher” windows. In the
“Name field” = Skysentials
“Command Field” = /home/username/SkypeSMS/skysentials-1.0.1-xod/skysentials.py
with “OK”, your done.

Thanks to XoDeus.dk for the modified version of Skysentials.