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Ops, the corrected URL for the bug report is https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/skype/+bug/980320 .
dcordeiro
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Re: Skype silently crashes on Ubuntu.

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hmm, would using wine along with skype.exe work? 

it woudent be a perfect fix. but it might work.

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There is another thread discussing this right now [ [invalid URL] ], but I don't think that it will work well.

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Re: Skype silently crashes on Ubuntu.

Hi,

combining this

http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/10/fixing-skype-error-in-ubuntu-1110.html

 

and this

 

http://smashingweb.ge6.org/install-skype-to-ubuntu-12-04-aka-precise-pangolin/

 

to:

 

sudo apt-get remove --purge skype

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"

sudo apt-get install skype:i386

 

seem to fix the silent crash. It works for me on 32-bit Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04.

 

Cheers,

Janek

 

janek
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i have tried ubuntu 11.10 32 and 64 bit and skype was crashing silently like all of you...then i upgrade ubuntu to 12.04 64 bit and skype has continued to crash...Now i tried the "tips" from @janek and IT SEEM TO WORK!! SO THANKS!!

 

ps: sorry for my bad english :happy:

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Here a cool workaround

In crontab:

*/5 * * * * killall skype; while [ -n "`pgrep skype`" ]; do echo "waiting for skype to be killed..."; sleep 1; done && env DISPLAY=:0.0 /usr/bin/skype > /tmp/skype.log 2>&1

 

mazooo
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what do this workaround?

caffe90
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It kills the crashed skype process and starts a new one and this every 5 mins - i am experimenting with 15mins now...

mazooo
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Well... that is not a work-around. It means that if you are in mids of a call, this routine will force-crash the call... quite the opposite of what we like

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Better ideas are very welcome! It is a workaround, because it still leaves you the flexibility to adjust the frequency of killing skype and you could accept or make calls only in the window of opportunity :happy:

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