Skype 5.3 crashes every time i try to start up the program! It says Skype shut down unexpectedly and this comes up as a detailed description of the problem:
Process: Skype Path: /Volumes/Skype/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/SkypeIden
Date/Time: 2011-10-12 22:27:06.113 +0100OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)Report Version: 6
Interval Since Last Report: 51283 secCrashes Since Last Report: 8Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 7Anonymous UUID: 918FE8A1-F67B-4D4C-A716-6F8C880098CC
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x000000007541536eCrashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Application Specific Informationbjc_msgSend() selector name: alloc
Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread0 libobjc.A.dylib 0x9428df87 objc_msgSend + 231 com.skype.skype 0x0046e3bb 0x1000 + 46417232 ??? 0xbffffbd2 0 + 32212244023 ??? 0x73656d75 0 + 1936026997
Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit): eax: 0x01161d50 ebx: 0xbffffb6c ecx: 0x01167bd0 edx: 0x7541534e edi: 0xbffffb38 esi: 0x00000000 ebp: 0xbffff9a8 esp: 0xbffff988 ss: 0x0000001f efl: 0x00010206 eip: 0x9428df87 cs: 0x00000017 ds: 0x0000001f es: 0x0000001f fs: 0x00000000 gs: 0x00000037 cr2: 0x7541536e
Please try and let us know results:
1) create a new user and see if Skype crashes under a new user.
2) Download a new copy of skype and see if that works.
Please let us know more about your hardware configuration.
Mac Mini Server 2011
Mac OS X Server Lion 10.7.2 (11C74)
Logitech C910 Webcam
This is the same problem I'm having. The only remotely related thing I can think of that I may have done is that I took photos off a card that was used in a Nikon camera that was formatted for Canon (or vice versa) and iPhoto read it fine but I could see it working to make it happen. When the photos downloaded, I thought "great" but is it possible I created a corrupt file that is relied upon by Skype?
I can't believe there's no actual contact with Skype to solve problems like this. I've been messaging on this for weeks... please use email to alert me because there is work to do and *I can't spend all my time here* roq-AT-sbcglobal.net. Thank you
Also in same situation. 18.104.22.1683.
It does not crash every time, seems to vary depending on what it finds online I guess.
I've stayed with 2.x until today due to UI and stability problems in 5.x. It looks like I'll have to continue with that for now.
Fortunately, the 2.x team was able to build a reliable and long-lasting product.
I have the same problem with same cause code in crash log. If I create a new user, Skype is fine. But that's not really a solution. I don't really want to login to another account just to chat in Skype. What would cause this in my user environment?
I have tried all of the suggestions listed, including latest versions of Skype, QT, Repaired Disk Permissions, deleted all relevant files mentioned, including deleting the Skype directory under Application Support. Uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times. Even tried launching from DMG.
But only creating a new user and launching works.
I have been having the same problem as listed here.
The only way I found of getting Skype to work without chaning the user is to download and install the latest beta version of Skype 5.4:
First I only got a crash after the call finished and when shutting down Skype. It crashed while closing down. Then Skype did crash when starting up and it has not worked since. Installing a new download does not help. The problem is now not only with skype but also facetime and photobooth crash as well!!!
I hope this can be fixed fast by either Apple or Skype
I know this is an old thread, but I found it cuz I was having this same problem. Anyways, I have a mac mini 2,1 and running snow leopard. I found that by unplugging my usb camera, before I started up skype, it would start up every time! Turns out my cam isnt compatible with mac. So if you have a usb camera plugged in, un plug it and see if that helps. Then go out and get a mac compatible camera!
On my OS 10.5.8 Skype started to crash spring 2012. Could pin the problem to activation of "contacts". None of the suggested actions - including complete reinstallation - were of any help. Finally solved the problem by deselecting "show contacts contained in addressbook".