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    Default skype doesn't launch

    11.2 64bit
    after installation when start, icon shows for an while and nothing is going on
    help pls

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    Default Re: skype doesn't launch

    anyone ????

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    Default Re: skype doesn't launch

    I'm having the same issue. If I launch it from a terminal window, it tells me that I'm missing a shared file:

    Code:
    skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtDBus.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Where are we going, and what's with the basket?

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    linuxlainen NNTP User

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    Suffering from the same issue in here too.
    Fresh installation of OpenSuse 11.2 64bit, Skype icon is displayed then vanishes... this sucks

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    Default Re: skype doesn't launch

    I found this link in another thread, and it solved my issue:
    Skype Howto
    Where are we going, and what's with the basket?

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    linuxlainen NNTP User

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    Found the solution for this. Skype is 32bit application, thus you need the following packages to be able run Skype on 64bit machine:

    Code:
    zypper install libqt4 libqt4-x11 libqt4-dbus-1 libsigc++2
    and
    Code:
    zypper install libqt4-32bit libqt4-dbus-1-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit libsigc++2-32bit xorg-x11-libXv-32bit
    More details are here: Skype HOWTO - openSUSE

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    Default Re: skype doesn't launch

    This must be a libqt package issue. What do get if you do

    whereis libQtDBus.so.4
    On my OS11.0 (32-bit system), I get for reference:

    linux:/home/dean # whereis libQtDBus.so.4
    libQtDBus.so: /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4
    linux:/home/dean # rpm -qf /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4
    libqt4-4.4.3-13.2
    [/QUOTE]

    So maybe its either absent or in the wrong location? Similar reports with other distros after recent updates....

    What does the following command report?

    ldd /usr/bin/skype

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    Default Re: skype doesn't launch

    Hi,

    my Skype icon also always vanished. I was able to solve it by manually choosing the Skype icon (right mouse button on the icon > properties (german"Eigenschaften"), left mouse button on the next icon, choosing the Skype icon from additional symbols).

    I reinstalled Skype after installing Opensuse 11.2 (32bit) and it worked fine.

    Greetings

    Michael

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    Default Re: skype doesn't launch

    Any library skype complains about.....

    Start software installer, Search, include 'File list' in search, search for missing file, install the ---32bit-version. SOLVED
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    Quote Originally Posted by linuxlainen View Post
    Found the solution for this. Skype is 32bit application, thus you need the following packages to be able run Skype on 64bit machine:

    Code:
    zypper install libqt4 libqt4-x11 libqt4-dbus-1 libsigc++2
    and
    Code:
    zypper install libqt4-32bit libqt4-dbus-1-32bit libqt4-x11-32bit libsigc++2-32bit xorg-x11-libXv-32bit
    More details are here: Skype HOWTO - openSUSE
    thx problem solved
    cheers

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