skype needs to be reinstalled alot

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skype needs to be reinstalled alot

Postby coisoVislab on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:25 pm

hello everyone,

i keep facing this same issue with skype regarding its app launch. Most of the times, if i don't manually close skype before rebooting and/or shutdown, the next time i try to launch it it simply does nothing. The work-around for me is to remove skype a install it again. Does anyone know a fix for my problem ?

Thank you
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Re: skype needs to be reinstalled alot

Postby passerby on Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:37 pm

As in, you hit the launcher and it does nothing?
What happens if you try to launch skype from the terminal?
(just open a terminal and enter "skype")
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Re: skype needs to be reinstalled alot

Postby coisoVislab on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:17 am

the launcher does nothing and from the terminal i get this error message "Fatal: QWidget: Must construct a QApplication before a QPaintDevice Aborted".

I have no idea how to fix this :\
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Re: skype needs to be reinstalled alot

Postby passerby on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:33 am

Then google is your friend ;) http://www.cesareriva.com/archives/1199

From the terminal run:
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sudo apt-get purge --remove skype-bin*
sudo pluma /etc/prelink.conf

add "-b /usr/bin/skype" to the open document, without the quotation marks.
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sudo apt-get install skype
sudo ldconfig
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