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    Default Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0

    Skype 2.2.0.35 beta (last version on site) was working until a couple weeks ago. After updating the system this week - both from opensuse updates and KDE 4.6 stable, skype will briefly show the contacts after login and then close with the following terminal output:

    Code:
    ~> skype
    Auto configuration failed
    4126865168:error:0200100D:system library:fopen:Permissão negada:bss_file.c:126:fopen('/etc/ssl/openssl.cnf','rb')
    4126865168:error:2006D002:BIO routines:BIO_new_file:system lib:bss_file.c:131:
    4126865168:error:0E078002:configuration file routines:DEF_LOAD:system lib:conf_def.c:199:
    "Permissão negada" above means "Permission denied".

    I moved ~/.Skype to a backup but it crashes in the same way.

    I searched these fora and googled around but didn't find anything pertinent yet.

    Repos in this machine are:

    Code:
    ~> zypper lr
    #  | Apelido                                   | Nome                                      | Habilitado | Atualizar     
    ---+-------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------+------------+----------
    1  | Atualizações para openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Atualizações para openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Sim        | Sim                                    
    2  | DVD_openSUSE_11.3                         | DVD openSUSE 11.3                         | Sim        | Não                                    
    3  | KDE_4.5_Core                              | KDE 4.5 Core                              | Não        | Não                                    
    4  | KDE_4.5_Extra                             | KDE 4.5 Extra                             | Não        | Não      
    5  | KDE_4.6_Stable_Core_1                     | KDE 4.6 Stable Core                       | Sim        | Sim                                       
    6  | KDE_4.6_Stable_Extra                      | KDE 4.6 Stable Extra                      | Sim        | Sim      
    7  | KDE_4.6_Stable_UpdatedApps                | KDE 4.6 Stable UpdatedApps                | Sim        | Sim      
    8  | RPMs                                      | RPMs                                      | Sim        | Sim      
    9  | download.nvidia.com-opensuse_1            | nVidia Graphics Drivers                   | Sim        | Sim      
    10 | download.opensuse.org-Stable              | Stable LibreOffice Repository             | Sim        | Sim      
    11 | download.opensuse.org-mozilla             | openSUSE BuildService - Mozilla           | Sim        | Sim      
    12 | ftp.uni-erlangen.de-suse                  | Packman Repository                        | Sim        | Sim      
    13 | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82                   | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82                   | Não        | Não      
    14 | repo-debug                                | openSUSE-11.3-Debug                       | Não        | Sim      
    15 | repo-non-oss                              | openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss                     | Sim        | Sim      
    16 | repo-oss                                  | openSUSE-11.3-Oss                         | Sim        | Sim      
    17 | repo-source                               | openSUSE-11.3-Source                      | Não        | Não      
    Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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    Default Re: Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0

    In case it matters, I also changed the network connection this week. This computer was connected directly to an ADLS modem, now there is a DLink router between them. Network and internet connections work as before, of course.

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    Default Re: Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0 - Solved but not happy about it

    I remembered that I have installed the apparmor rules as recommended in openSUSE's skype wiki, /etc/apparmor.d/usr.sbin.skype. After removing this file and restarting the system skype works.

    usr.bin.skype:
    Code:
    # Last Modified: Thu Dec 23 10:49:56 2010
    #include <tunables/global>
    
    /usr/bin/skype {
      #include <abstractions/audio>
      #include <abstractions/base>
      #include <abstractions/bash>
      #include <abstractions/kde>
      #include <abstractions/nameservice>
      #include <abstractions/ssl_certs>
    
      network dgram,
      network stream,
    
      deny /bin/bash r,
      deny /etc/group m,
      deny /etc/passwd m,
      deny /home/*/ r,
      deny /home/*/.kde4/share/config/ w,
      deny /home/*/.mozilla/ r,
      deny owner /home/*/Documents/ r,
      deny owner /home/*/* w,
      deny /proc/*/net/route r,
      deny /sys/devices/system/cpu/ r,
      deny /usr/bin/dbus-launch x,
      deny /usr/bin/kfmclient x,
      deny /usr/bin/xdg-open x,
      deny /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox.sh x,
    
      /dev/ r,
      /dev/shm/ r,
      owner /dev/shm/pulse-shm-* mrw,
      /dev/snd/* mrw,
      /dev/video* mrw,
      /etc/X11/fs/config r,
      /etc/kde4/share/config/kdebugrc r,
      /etc/kde4rc r,
      /etc/pulse/client.conf r,
      owner /home/*/.ICEauthority r,
      owner /home/*/.Skype rw,
      owner /home/*/.Skype/ rw,
      owner /home/*/.Skype/** rwk,
      owner /home/*/.Xauthority r,
      owner /home/*/.asoundrc r,
      owner /home/*/.config/Polyester/Style.conf rk,
      owner /home/*/.config/Trolltech.conf rwk,
      owner /home/*/.fontconfig/ w,
      owner /home/*/.fontconfig/* mrw,
      owner /home/*/.fonts.conf r,
      owner /home/*/.fonts/** m,
      owner /home/*/.icons/** r,
      owner /home/*/.kde*/share/config/kdeglobals rk,
      owner /home/*/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc r,
      owner /home/*/.kde4/share/config/kdebugrc r,
      owner /home/*/.pulse-cookie rwk,
      owner /home/*/.pulse/ rw,
      owner /home/*/.qt/* rw,
      /opt/kde3/share/fonts/ r,
      /opt/kde3/share/fonts/** mr,
      owner /proc/*/fd/ r,
      /proc/interrupts r,
      /usr/bin/skype mr,
      /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/iconengines/ r,
      /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/ r,
      /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/inputmethods/ r,
      /usr/lib64/jvm/java*/jre/lib/fonts/** mr,
      /usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB r,
      /usr/share/X11/locale/** r,
      /usr/share/desktop-data/qtrc r,
      /usr/share/fonts/ r,
      /usr/share/fonts/** mr,
      /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts/ r,
      /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts/** mr,
      /usr/share/icons/** mrk,
      /usr/share/kde4/config/kdebug.areas r,
      /usr/share/kde4/config/kdebugrc r,
      /usr/share/skype/lang/* mr,
      /usr/share/skype/sound/* r,
      /usr/share/skype/sounds/* rk,
      /usr/share/ssl/ r,
      /usr/share/texmf/fonts/** r,
      /var/lib/dbus/machine-id r,
      owner /var/tmp/kdecache-*/icon-cache.kcache mrw,
      owner /var/tmp/kdecache-*/kpc/kde-icon-cache.data mrw,
      owner /var/tmp/kdecache-*/kpc/kde-icon-cache.index mrw,
    
    }
    Any idea what is causing the problem (besides micro$oft, of course )?

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    Default Re: Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0

    On 10/07/2011 11:56 PM, brunomcl wrote:
    > I moved ~/.Skype to a backup but it crashes in the same way.
    > Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.


    well, this may or may not work (it works for me when Skype closes
    suddenly after a brief view of contacts):

    delete (or rename if you wish)
    ~/.Skype/shared.lck
    ~/.Skype/shared.xml

    may not work because i think you did that by renaming/moving ~/.Skype

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    Default Re: Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0

    Quote Originally Posted by brunomcl View Post
    Skype 2.2.0.35 beta (last version on site) was working until a couple weeks ago. After updating the system this week - both from opensuse updates and KDE 4.6 stable, skype will briefly show the contacts after login and then close
    My mother's PC was ( is still ? ) having a similar problem, but her errors are different. She notes as soon as she logs on and the contacts are shown, it logs her off. I logged to her PC (in North America - I am in Europe) via vnc and running Skype from a terminal session, I noted this:
    Code:
    cpumother@motherspc:~> skype
    /usr/bin/skype: line 2:  6662 Aborted                 LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype-bin
    and when I tried again:
    Code:
    cpumother@motherspc:~> skype
    /usr/bin/skype: line 2:  6662 Aborted                 LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype-bin
    mary@Mary-HP:~> leafpad
    mary@Mary-HP:~> skype
    /usr/bin/skype: line 2:  6735 Aborted                 LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype-bin
    mary@Mary-HP:~> skype
    /usr/bin/skype: line 2:  6786 Aborted                 LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype-bin
    and when I tried again:
    Code:
    mary@Mary-HP:~> skype
    *** glibc detected *** skype-bin: malloc(): memory corruption: 0x0921651e ***
    ======= Backtrace: =========
    /lib/libc.so.6(+0x6dfbb)[0xf654cfbb]
    /lib/libc.so.6(+0x7010f)[0xf654f10f]
    /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_malloc+0x6a)[0xf65515ea]
    /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(_Z7qMallocj+0x1b)[0xf67fbf1b]
    /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(_ZN9QHashData12allocateNodeEi+0x43)[0xf681ecf3]
    /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(_ZN11QMetaObject8addGuardEPP7QObject+0xa5)[0xf690e715]
    /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4(_ZN19QApplicationPrivate14sendMouseEventEP7QWidgetP11QMouseEventS1_S1_PS1_R8QPointerIS0_Eb+0x50)[0xf6c72b00]
    /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4(+0x1c158c)[0xf6cfa58c]
    /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4(_ZN12QApplication15x11ProcessEventEP7_XEvent+0x163e)[0xf6cf973e]
    /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4(+0x1e9570)[0xf6d22570]
    /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(g_main_context_dispatch+0x1e9)[0xf6255b49]
    /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(+0x3f350)[0xf6256350]
    /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0(g_main_context_iteration+0x6e)[0xf625660e]
    /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(_ZN20QEventDispatcherGlib13processEventsE6QFlagsIN10QEventLoop17ProcessEventsFlagEE+0x6b)[0xf6926d4b]
    /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4(+0x1e919a)[0xf6d2219a]
    /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(_ZN10QEventLoop13processEventsE6QFlagsINS_17ProcessEventsFlagEE+0x4d)[0xf68fa11d]
    /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(_ZN10QEventLoop4execE6QFlagsINS_17ProcessEventsFlagEE+0x99)[0xf68fa319]
    /usr/lib/libQtCore.so.4(_ZN16QCoreApplication4execEv+0xc0)[0xf68fec70]
    /usr/lib/libQtGui.so.4(_ZN12QApplication4execEv+0x24)[0xf6c6f164]
    skype-bin[0x8079bc3]
    /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xfe)[0xf64f5c0e]
    skype-bin(_ZN9QListView10paintEventEP11QPaintEvent+0x5d1)[0x80780d1]
    ======= Memory map: ========
    08048000-09419000 rwxp 00000000 08:06 790220                             /usr/bin/skype-bin
    09419000-094a7000 rwxp 013d0000 08:06 790220                             /usr/bin/skype-bin
    094a7000-099d9000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0                                  [heap]
    ecf00000-ecfed000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    ........ snipped ........... 
    f13f9000-f1400000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
    f14a9000-f14fb000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 1196708                            /lib/libssl.so.1.0.0
    f14fb000-f14fd000 r-xp 00051000 08:06 1196708                            /lib/libssl.so.1.0.0
    f14fd000-f1500000 rwxp 00053000 08:06 1196708                            /lib/libssl.so.1.0.0
    f1500000-f15f1000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    .... snipped .............
    f21f1000-f2200000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
    f2210000-f2398000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 1196707                            /lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.0
    f2398000-f2399000 ---p 00188000 08:06 1196707                            /lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.0
    f2399000-f23a7000 r-xp 00188000 08:06 1196707                            /lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.0
    f23a7000-f23ad000 rwxp 00196000 08:06 1196707                            /lib/libcrypto.so.1.0.0
    f23ad000-f23b0000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    ..... snipped ..........
    f577d000-f57fd000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    f57fd000-f5843000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 6163                               /usr/share/fonts/truetype/arialbd.ttf
    f5843000-f5887000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 6165                               /usr/share/fonts/truetype/arial.ttf
    f5887000-f58e8000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 797241                             /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3.9.2
    f58e8000-f58ea000 r-xp 00060000 08:06 797241                             /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3.9.2
    f58ea000-f58eb000 rwxp 00062000 08:06 797241                             /usr/lib/libtiff.so.3.9.2
    f58eb000-f593e000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 804802                             /usr/lib/libQtSvg.so.4.6.3
    f593e000-f593f000 r-xp 00053000 08:06 804802                             /usr/lib/libQtSvg.so.4.6.3
    f593f000-f5940000 rwxp 00054000 08:06 804802                             /usr/lib/libQtSvg.so.4.6.3
    f5940000-f5976000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 804551                             /usr/lib/liblcms.so.1.0.18
    f5976000-f5977000 r-xp 00035000 08:06 804551                             /usr/lib/liblcms.so.1.0.18
    f5977000-f5978000 rwxp 00036000 08:06 804551                             /usr/lib/liblcms.so.1.0.18
    f5978000-f597a000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    f597a000-f59ff000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 804566                             /usr/lib/libmng.so.1.1.0.10
    f59ff000-f5a01000 r-xp 00085000 08:06 804566                             /usr/lib/libmng.so.1.1.0.10
    f5a01000-f5a02000 rwxp 00087000 08:06 804566                             /usr/lib/libmng.so.1.1.0.10
    f5a24000-f5a5b000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 799233                             /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.8.0.1
    f5a5b000-f5a5c000 r-xp 00036000 08:06 799233                             /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.8.0.1
    f5a5c000-f5a5d000 rwxp 00037000 08:06 799233                             /usr/lib/libjpeg.so.8.0.1
    f5a69000-f5a70000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 280883                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqtiff.so
    f5a70000-f5a71000 r-xp 00006000 08:06 280883                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqtiff.so
    f5a71000-f5a72000 rwxp 00007000 08:06 280883                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqtiff.so
    f5a72000-f5a75000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 280882                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqsvg.so
    f5a75000-f5a76000 ---p 00003000 08:06 280882                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqsvg.so
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    f5a77000-f5a78000 rwxp 00004000 08:06 280882                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqsvg.so
    f5a78000-f5a7d000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 280881                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqmng.so
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    f5a7e000-f5a7f000 rwxp 00005000 08:06 280881                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqmng.so
    f5a7f000-f5a80000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
    f5a80000-f5b00000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    f5b00000-f5bf1000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    f5bf1000-f5c00000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
    f5c05000-f5c0d000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 280880                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqjpeg.so
    f5c0d000-f5c0e000 r-xp 00007000 08:06 280880                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqjpeg.so
    f5c0e000-f5c0f000 rwxp 00008000 08:06 280880                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqjpeg.so
    f5c0f000-f5c16000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 280879                             /usr/lib/qt4/plugins/imageformats/libqico.so
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    f5c20000-f5c21000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 925255                             /usr/share/skype/lang/skype_en.qm
    f5c21000-f5c22000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
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    f5ca2000-f5ca9000 r-xs 00000000 08:06 1074361                            /var/cache/fontconfig/77e41c5059666d75f92e318d4be8c21e-le32d4.cache-3
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    f5d79000-f5db8000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 1067765                            /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_CTYPE
    f5db8000-f5ed5000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 1074490                            /usr/lib/locale/en_US.utf8/LC_COLLATE
    f5ed5000-f5ed6000 ---p 00000000 00:00 0 
    f5ed6000-f5f59000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    f5f59000-f5f76000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 804543                             /usr/lib/libv4lconvert.so.0
    f5f76000-f5f78000 r-xp 0001c000 08:06 804543                             /usr/lib/libv4lconvert.so.0
    f5f78000-f5f79000 rwxp 0001e000 08:06 804543                             /usr/lib/libv4lconvert.so.0
    f5f79000-f5fc9000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    f5fc9000-f5fcb000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 797844                             /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
    f5fcb000-f5fcc000 r-xp 00001000 08:06 797844                             /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
    f5fcc000-f5fcd000 rwxp 00002000 08:06 797844                             /usr/lib/libXau.so.6.0.0
    f5fcd000-f5fce000 rwxp 00000000 00:00 0 
    f5fce000-f5ff4000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 1192458                            /lib/libexpat.so.1.5.2
    f5ff4000-f5ff5000 ---p 00026000 08:06 1192458                            /lib/libexpat.so.1.5.2
    f5ff5000-f5ff7000 r-xp 00026000 08:06 1192458                            /lib/libexpat.so.1.5.2
    f5ff7000-f5ff8000 rwxp 00028000 08:06 1192458                            /lib/libexpat.so.1.5.2
    f5ff8000-f5ffc000 r-xp 00000000 08:06 1192451                            /lib/libuuid.so.1.3.0
    f5ffc000-f5ffd000 r-xp 00003000 08:06 1192451                            /lib/libuuid.so.1.3.0
    f5ffd000-f5ffe000 rwxp 00004000 08:06 1192451                            /lib/libuuid.so.1.3.0/usr/bin/skype: line 2:  6837 Aborted                 LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype-bin
    ( The entire backtrace is here: SUSE Paste )

    I ended up removing Skype completely, and also removing libv4l2-0-32bit, libv4lconvert0-32bit and libv4l-32bit. Plus I removed and deleting the directory /home/cpumother/.Skype. Then I re-installed the same version of Skype (skype-2.2.0.35-3.1.x86_64.rpm from Index of /repositories/home:/Lord_LT/openSUSE_11.3 which picked up and re-installed as dependencies libv4l2-0-32bit, libv4lconvert0-32bit and libv4l-32bit ) and it 'seemed' to work ok for a while. [Note - my setting up the mic and speaker on her PC with me in a different content was a challenge !! ] .

    But then 2-days ago my mother reported the problem was back, and again it was taking her up to 8 attempts of re-staring Skype to stop it from crashing. One common symptom I noted (just before it crashed) when the contact list briefly came up, a large number of her contacts happened to be on line at the same time.

    I'm also puzzled by this.
    Last edited by oldcpu; 08-Oct-2011 at 00:22.

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    Default Re: Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0

    On 10/08/2011 09:26 AM, oldcpu wrote:

    > I'm also puzzled by this.


    *try* deleting
    ~/.Skype/shared.lck
    ~/.Skype/shared.xml

    i think that will work for you, it does for me..


    if it does, for cross-ocean ease you might want to put an executable
    script on her machine like:

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    # fix Skype, maybe
    rm /home/[mommy]/.Skype/shared.*
    exit
    if you name it (say) 'loveLee' and put it in her path then you could
    teach her to:
    -Alt+F2
    -type loveLee
    -press enter
    -try Skype again

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    Default Re: Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 10/08/2011 09:26 AM, oldcpu wrote:

    > I'm also puzzled by this.


    *try* deleting
    ~/.Skype/shared.lck
    ~/.Skype/shared.xml
    I tired that (with only those files). It did not work in her case (I have seen that work in other cases). There was no need for me to state that as if you read my post where I stated that I (noting now later) deleted the entire ~./Skype directory. Of course when one deletes the ENTIRE directory, those are deleted (that was my one of my later approaches).

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    -type loveLee
    Thanks for the humour thou ! lol !
    Last edited by oldcpu; 08-Oct-2011 at 02:05.

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    Default Re: Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0

    On 10/08/2011 11:06 AM, oldcpu wrote:
    > There was no need for me to state
    > that as if you read my post where I stated that I (noting now later)
    > deleted the entire ~./Skype directory. Of course when one deletes the
    > ENTIRE directory, those are deleted (that was my one of my later
    > approaches).


    well, your reported "and it 'seemed' to work ok for a while" _exactly_
    mimicked my experience _after_ completely removing everything associated
    with Skype everywhere i could track it down on my system...and when
    reinstalling and starting over it *worked for a while*, and then stopped..

    and, i deleted those two home files and it started working again..

    it was therefore i offered it to you with a "try"..

    [i even offered it to the OP because i thought _maybe: he too had it
    working for 'a while' after deleting ~./Skype, but hadn't said so..]

    anyway i have had Skype fail after removing those files and it works a
    while--and then i have to delete those files *again*...and then after a
    while even removing those files won't "fix it" and i had to do another
    complete uninstall and reinstall and . . .

    try it, or not...ymmv (by the way, my Skype is 32 bit, on a 32 bit OS on
    64 bit hardware)

    [no, i have not logged a bug with Skype...hmmmm, maybe i did but i don't
    remember...last week i wanted putting a bug somewhere and i searched to
    see if there was already one logged, and i found one that was _exactly_
    my problem, exactly my hardware, exactly my symptoms and i looked to see
    who had posted the bug......and, it was not loveLee, it was in fact me.]

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    Default Re: Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    But then 2-days ago my mother reported the problem was back, and again it was taking her up to 8 attempts of re-staring Skype to stop it from crashing. One common symptom I noted (just before it crashed) when the contact list briefly came up, a large number of her contacts happened to be on line at the same time.

    I'm also puzzled by this.
    Does it also happen with video disabled, i.e., not loading the v4l libs?

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    Default Re: Skype startup error after update - oS 11.3 64bit KDE 4.6.0

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    delete (or rename if you wish)
    ~/.Skype/shared.lck
    ~/.Skype/shared.xml

    may not work because i think you did that by renaming/moving ~/.Skype
    Indeed, it makes no difference.

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