Skype using a lot of resources

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hanshdk
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Skype using a lot of resources

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Hi all,
My skype on linux mint uses a lot of resources, constantly around 55 pct. The quality is quite bad, and the connection crashes frequently. Is this a known problem? I've googled a bit around and found some problems with skype on linux, but no good answers.
Thanks in advance!
Hans

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Re: Skype using a lot of resources

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Which version are using? If you are using 2.0, I suggest you install the Oss or Oss-Static version through Synaptic. They work better.

There is a 2.1 beta available to download at their site. I'm using know and it's working great.

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Re: Skype using a lot of resources

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Thanks,
Stupid question, but do I have to unistall 2.0 first? And if so, how is it done?

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Re: Skype using a lot of resources

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You have to uninstall any instance of Skype before installing a new version.

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Re: Skype using a lot of resources

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Thanks a lot, works great!

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