Where's my Skype installation on Ubuntu?

Hi,

I just downloaded Skype for Linux and I THINK I installed it, as it says its installed.  However, I can't find out to open it.

I'm new to Linux, but not Unix.  Being new to Linux, I'm not certain of all the different ways of doing things.  It seems like the install process is similar to Mac, whereby it puts all apps in the same place.  

I did not install via command line, but double clicked on the downloaded file.  I did a search for 'Skype' under 'installed applications', but nothing showed up.

Where's Skype? If it said it's installed, should it show up under the installed apps?

What am I missing?

Thanks!
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MazdajaiCommented:
It should be under '/usr/share/skype'. There should be an icon. How you install it?

Try
apt-get install skype
which skype

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ugebAuthor Commented:
Interesting.  To install, I just double clicked on the downloaded install file, a .deb file.  

Are the command line and the GUI linked in Linux so that installing one place is accessible from both command line and graphically?  

Without doing the apt-get, I did 'which skype' and it showed /usr/bin/skype.  Then I typed 'skype' in the command line and it opened.

Since I know it's installed, how would I launch it from the GUI?
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MazdajaiCommented:
Try installing the following and then restart Skype -

apt-get install sni-qt sni-qt:i386

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ugebAuthor Commented:
What does that do?  I don't like executing commands I don't understand :)
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MazdajaiCommented:
The command will install sni-qt, a plugin for status notification via apt-get, command line version of package management.
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ugebAuthor Commented:
Looks like it was already installed, though I don't know how to use it and there doesn't seem to be much documentation on it (including 'man').
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Rajesh NandanwarCommented:
You just want to open skype from GUI, isn't it?
I assume you use unity. Press superkey and type skype.
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ugebAuthor Commented:
Great, thanks!
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Rajesh NandanwarCommented:
Welcome :)
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