I wanted Skype on my laptop, stupid me thought it was nice to have 64 bit linux. Many applications don’t seem to be 64 bit ready, one of them is Skype. Good thing there is a –force-architecture flag in dpkg, but still not all applications work that way. Skype is one of them. But I found a good script called getlibs that helps installing the required libraries, once more on the ubuntu forums.
But even though these type of scripts can be found, I’m still going to switch my Desktop back to 32 bits. The support for 64 bits is not good enough, yet. And well, since I’m not using > 4 Gb’s of memory, I don’t really need 64 bits.