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    Default Skype will not start....

    I've installed the latest version of Skype from skype.com however when I try to open it, it appears to load for about 15 seconds and then vanishes.

    I really need Skype to work so I would appreciate any help.

    Thanks
    Zach

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    Default Re: Skype will not start....

    Start from a terminal and see what messages it emits.
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    Default Re: Skype will not start....

    have a look here: http://en.opensuse.org/Skype

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    Default Re: Skype will not start....

    Yeah - it came back with a few errors, missing libraries, so I downloaded them and now it works :-)

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    Default Re: Skype will not start....

    I think I have installed everything that needs to be installed, but when I try to start Skype from the KDE menu, it just hangs for about 15 sec, and then quits. When I try to start it from the terminal, I get the follow error message:

    skype: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4: file too short

    Any way I can fix this?

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    Default Re: Skype will not start....

    Quote Originally Posted by evetsnameloc View Post
    I think I have installed everything that needs to be installed, but when I try to start Skype from the KDE menu, it just hangs for about 15 sec, and then quits. When I try to start it from the terminal, I get the follow error message:

    skype: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4: file too short

    Any way I can fix this?
    Are you using openSUSE 32bit or 64bit?
    What is the output of:
    Code:
    ll /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so*
    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) with Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop and KDE 4.11.2 on MacBook Pro
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    Default Re: Skype will not start....

    I'm using OpenSUSE 11.2 64-bit.

    steve@linux-zwzm:~> ll /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so*
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 2010-02-12 22:07 /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4 -> libQtDBus.so.4.5.3
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 2010-02-12 22:07 /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4.5 -> libQtDBus.so.4.5.3
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 0 2009-10-24 04:25 /usr/lib/libQtDBus.so.4.5.3

    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Skype will not start....

    Looks like your libQtDBus.so.4.5.3 file is corrupted or not installed properly. It is showing zero length. Remove that package and reinstall the following package: libqt4-32bit
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    Default Re: Skype will not start....

    That was it.

    Actually, it turned out that several of the 32-bit libraries were not properly installed, but once I fixed them, everything works.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Skype will not start....

    Good to hear that.
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