Remember that, in order to have apt-get working with the :i386 suffix (i.e. apt-get install skype:i386) you MUST add
in your /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch file
start of skype returns:
skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol: _ZN5QFile3mapExxNS_14MemoryMapFlagsE
$ sudo apt-get install skype:i386
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package skype:i386
I use AMD64
How do I get Skype back? It worked fine till 11.04
LUbuntu 11.10 x64 - Skype launched and was running fine (clean install completed today, nothing else installed so far, except gcc, make, subversion, and my AMD graphics drivers). I was testing my video and it failed to work, I tried editing the video source and it crashed.
I created the following script to launch skype:
#! /bin/bash LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l2convert.so /usr/bin/skype
please note I used lib32 and "v4l2" which differs from most of the methods mentioned online, Skype launched again and I tested the video, it was working! then I tried to start a vid call to my father and Skype crashed. I have renamed and deleted (many times) .Skype/shared.lck and .Skype/shared.xml. IF I delete or rename those files, Skype will launch, I can log in, the startup sound works, then crash 4 seconds later. IF I do not rename or delete those files, skype will not even launch (actually the .xml file makes the difference, there is no change if I do the .lck or not).
I have created a .Skype/Logs folder and it has placed logs in there, but I have no idea what to do with them. Skype crashes with an "Abort" then a random 4 digit.
ok, weird stuff going on here... I just restarted the app and it seems to be working fine. I've made 3 video calls and no problems yet....
I was finally successful installing Skype 2.2 beta by following the first solution (sudo apt-get install libxss1:i386, sudo apt-get install libqt4-core:i386....)
In addition to the steps mentioned above, I had to install Synaptic, did a search for "Skype", went to the edit menu and selected "fix broken packages". After hitting "apply" Skype was finally working.