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Skype starts only once after installation

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:21 am
by gorade
Running LinuxMint 14 nadia 64 bit.
When I install Skype from repos, it seems to work OK and starts with the operative system logging in. But that's only the first time. On a second attempt it doesn't and I can't start it manually either.

Trying to start from console, I get:
Fatal: QWidget: Must construct a QApplication before a QPaintDevice
Interrupted (SIGABRT) (log created?)
To get it going again, I have to uninstall and remove .Skype too.

I have been looking through the syslog. Only reference is
.desktop' has malformed Icon key 'skype.png'(should not include extension)
Anyone who recognizes this?

Re: Skype starts only once after installation

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:30 pm
by oobetimer
Rename hidden .skype settings folder and restart Skype.

Re: Skype starts only once after installation

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:02 pm
by gorade
oobetimer wrote:Rename hidden .skype settings folder and restart Skype.
Yes, that's what I have to do for every reinstallation. I log in and the program starts. Then after one or two restarts. Skype doesn't start at all and I can't start it manually.

Trying to start from console gives:
Fatal: QWidget: Must construct a QApplication before a QPaintDevice
Interrupted (SIGABRT) (log created?)