A while ago I was able to run multiple skype clients from the same desktop environment and session. I'm currently unable to do this. I'm not sure what has changed. I may have updated skype.
I'm currently running skype 126.96.36.199 on ubuntu 12.04, under KDE.
Previously, I just started skype from a menu, logged in, and then started skype again from the menu to enable a second instance. Currently, the second time I attempt to start skype, nothing happens.
I've tried doing the same thing from the commandline. Again, the first time I enter the command 'skype' it starts normally. The second time, nothing happens and the prompt just returns. Checking my processes, I can see that there is only one instance of skype running.
How do I enable multiple instances of skype?
I have the same problem.
Can anyone provide a solution?
I've tried to run Skype in "multiple instances" mode like in Windows (skype /secondary). But it slill runs just one instance...
I'm running 188.8.131.52 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Gnome3.
I was able to start multiple instances doing:
1. instance 1 - open skype normally
2. instance 2 - open console a run skype with sudo password.
I hope that this work for you.
See "startup-double.sh" from http://community.skype.com/t5/Linux/Skype-4-0-0-8-
Create script file "skype-double" with above code, make it's executable and put to same folder where is a "skype"... Change LIBV4L and QT_PLUGIN_PATH to point 32-bit library / 32-bit Qt4 plugin folder.