24-11-2011 07:37 - edited 24-11-2011 08:13
I have skype 5.4 on my Mac - it opens and anytime I select a contact the application freezes - actually if I click anywhere on the skype window, the application freezes. The only solution I've found is downloading the first version of skype ( 2.8 ) - then I can actually use skype. I have uninstalled and reinstalled 5.4 plenty of times - still nothing. This has been an issue since Monday November 21st.
Looks like I'm experiencing similar with Skype version 5.3.59. But it doesn't even open, just crashes immediately. Is this purely a community discussion forum, or can we get Skype software tech or dev, to take a look at this ?
Portion of the Log file:
Process: Skype 
Version: 220.127.116.113 (18.104.22.1683)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Date/Time: 2011-11-24 08:08:22.881 +0000
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
Report Version: 6
Interval Since Last Report: 77213 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 156
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 1B73BB64-D57B-4BE4-87DD-74D88C4507F3
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x000000007541536e
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Application Specific Information:
objc_msgSend() selector name: alloc
Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 libobjc.A.dylib 0x0255bf87 objc_msgSend + 23
1 com.skype.skype 0x0046e3bb 0x1000 + 4641723
2 ??? 0xbffffbe9 0 + 3221224425
3 ??? 0x6163696c 0 + 1633905004
Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):
eax: 0x01161d50 ebx: 0xbffffb84 ecx: 0x01167bd0 edx: 0x7541534e
edi: 0xbffffb50 esi: 0x00000000 ebp: 0xbffff9b8 esp: 0xbffff998
ss: 0x0000001f efl: 0x00010206 eip: 0x0255bf87 cs: 0x00000017
ds: 0x0000001f es: 0x0000001f fs: 0x00000000 gs: 0x00000037
0x1000 - 0x787fff +com.skype.skype 22.214.171.1243 (126.96.36.1993) <1B3D882E-C65F-DE1F-3ED1-64640A39BBE8> /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype
0x13ba000 - 0x13dafeb +Preferences.dylib ??? (???) <93C92A75-3BF5-B5D5-BDE2-F030D9704A21> /Users/stevenkhoury/Library/Preferences/Preference
0x13df000 - 0x1586ff7 libSystem.B.dylib 125.2.11 (compatibility 1.0.0) <2DCD13E3-1BD1-6F25-119A-3863A3848B90> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
0x1608000 - 0x160bfe7 libmathCommon.A.dylib 315.0.0 (compatibility 1.0.0) <1622A54F-1A98-2CBE-B6A4-2122981A500E> /usr/lib/system/libmathCommon.A.dylib
0x160e000 - 0x16c3fe7 libcrypto.0.9.7.dylib 0.9.7 (compatibility 0.9.7) <AACC86C0-86B4-B1A7-003F-2A0AF68973A2> /usr/lib/libcrypto.0.9.7.dylib
0x1709000 - 0x1709ff7 com.apple.CoreServices 44 (44) <51CFA89A-33DB-90ED-26A8-67D461718A4A> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/
0x1711000 - 0x176eff7 com.apple.framework.IOKit 2.0 (???) <3DABAB9C-4949-F441-B077-0498F8E47A35> /System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Version
0x178e000 - 0x179cfe7 libz.1.dylib 1.2.3 (compatibility 1.0.0) <33C1B260-ED05-945D-FC33-EF56EC791E2E> /usr/lib/libz.1.dylib
0x17a1000 - 0x180bfe7 libstdc++.6.dylib 7.9.0 (compatibility 7.0.0) <411D87F4-B7E1-44EB-F201-F8B4F9227213> /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib
0x1866000 - 0x19e1fe7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 6.6.6 (550.44) <F88C95CD-1264-782D-A1F5-204739847E93> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framewor
0x1ad9000 - 0x1df9ff3 com.apple.CoreServices.CarbonCore 861.39 (861.39) <5C59805C-AF39-9010-B8B5-D673C9C38538> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/
0x1e6f000 - 0x1f1bfe7 com.apple.CFNetwork 454.12.4 (454.12.4) <DEDCD006-389F-967F-3405-EDF541F406D7> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/
0x1f80000 - 0x1fc4fe7 com.apple.Metadata 10.6.3 (507.15) <460BEF23-B89F-6F4C-4940-45556C0671B5> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/
0x1feb000 - 0x20b6fef com.apple.CoreServices.OSServices 359.2 (359.2) <7C16D9C8-6F41-5754-17F7-2659D9DD9579> /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/
Now version 2.8 doesn't work - I can sign 'online' but I am not online to my contacts and they don't show up as online. Even though I know they are.
I just both a Mac pro laptop downloaded skype but can't call anyone just information on pages however I'm singned in is my account
Can't acces friendlist or any other normal thinks
Any body HELP!!!!
Computer at work - Windows Vista - skype keeps crashing randomly after sending single message. That's been happening for 3 days now. Totally unreliable - lookign for alternative
I have the same exact first problem occuring sometime in late October. I have tried everything. Skype gave me some data collection tasks to report back to them, but some of the files and directories they claim to be needed do not exist on my computer.
Any luck since?
I have skype for pc and I am having problems as well. Sometimes when I try and make a call on skype it just rings and rings and rings indefinitely, but is not actually making the call, its just frozen. I force quit skype, and the ringing continues. Only after I end the skype32.exe process does the ringing stop. If I try and run skype again after this, it continues to crash repeatedly, or cant log me in at all. Normally restarting my computer fixes this, but even that is not working anymore, so now my skype is unusable.
I am having the same issues and it completely blows!
Does anybody know how to contact skype to let them know there's a problem??
Is there an alternative to using this unreliable application??