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#51 2011-05-26 13:14:53

bullen
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

ok, it was an official skype blunder: note to self = ALWAYS CHECK TWITTER!!!

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#52 2011-05-26 13:16:04

gostmasterys
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

For me the solution was to delete the ~/.Skype/shared.xml file.
Based on what it was said on Twitter.
When, I did that, Skype ask me to accept the license again.
Pheraps the licence as changed (I didn't read it) ? Cause Skype is now a Microsoft product...

Last edited by gostmasterys (2011-05-26 14:22:00)

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#53 2011-05-26 13:21:41

Halike
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

I had the problem a month ago on my 64bit machine but it sort of went away on its own after a few days.
Today, it popped up out of nowhere on my laptop (Arch 32bit) and at my office (5 computers all running Ubuntu crashed within hours of each other).

There are reports that deleting ~/.Skype/shared.xml fixes ths issue (it did on the Ubuntu installs at my office but not on my laptop).
This has no ill-effect that i can tell other than you having to type your password again.

The last time I had the issue, I could fix it temporarily (usually until a reboot) by deleting /usr/share/skype/sounds. (you probably want to back up the folder before deleting it though)
This makes skype work without any sounds (I believe calls still work though).

@bullen: Do you have more info on skype's "linux server"? I've never heard of it.

Last edited by Halike (2011-05-26 13:24:19)

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#54 2011-05-26 15:39:09

matse
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

At least for me deleting ~/.Skype/shared.xml fixed the problem for me, too. Thanks for the info @gostmasterys.

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#55 2011-05-26 16:31:32

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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

Skype is out world-wide acording to the news>>>>


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#56 2011-05-27 03:07:20

tinhtruong
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

gostmasterys wrote:

For me the solution was to delete the ~/.Skype/shared.xml file.
Based on what it was said on Twitter.
When, I did that, Skype ask me to accept the license again.
Pheraps the licence as changed (I didn't read it) ? Cause Skype is now a Microsoft product...

This also works for me!
Thanks.

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#57 2011-05-27 14:35:56

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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

If you are using pulseaudio (you need because it is a dependency of gnome shell that comes with Gnome 3 I believe) then you need to install lib32-libpulse according to the archwiki.
This worked for me.  I don't know exactly why you need two different sound servers: pulseaudio and alsa :-(

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#58 2011-06-03 17:38:06

fettouhi
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Registered: 2007-05-07
Posts: 652

Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

tinhtruong wrote:
gostmasterys wrote:

For me the solution was to delete the ~/.Skype/shared.xml file.
Based on what it was said on Twitter.
When, I did that, Skype ask me to accept the license again.
Pheraps the licence as changed (I didn't read it) ? Cause Skype is now a Microsoft product...

This also works for me!
Thanks.

Doesn't work for me. Skype still crashes for me even with the new beta 2.2.0.35

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#59 2012-01-04 18:33:41

SeBO
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Registered: 2008-03-06
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

Le Void wrote:

Creating $HOME/.Skype/Logs also solved the problem for me. (32bit skype on 64bit, alsa only).

Helped for me smile

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#60 2012-02-23 22:01:42

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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

Le Void wrote:

Creating $HOME/.Skype/Logs also solved the problem for me. (32bit skype on 64bit, alsa only).

FINALLY!!! This solved my crashing issues I've had for a year. Many many thanks smile.

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#61 2012-03-30 14:32:32

Slizzered
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

Le Void wrote:

Creating $HOME/.Skype/Logs also solved the problem for me. (32bit skype on 64bit, alsa only).

worked for me as well, thanks.

However, Skype seems to create quite a lot of log data. After 3 months, my $HOME/.Skype/Logs was swollen to about 10GB.

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#62 2012-03-30 16:56:10

davvil
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

Slizzered wrote:

However, Skype seems to create quite a lot of log data. After 3 months, my $HOME/.Skype/Logs was swollen to about 10GB.

Wow, thanks for the hint! I had lost >6GB there. I think I will put a cron job for cleaning up the directory.

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#63 2012-05-19 14:21:21

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Registered: 2012-02-17
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

davvil wrote:
Slizzered wrote:

However, Skype seems to create quite a lot of log data. After 3 months, my $HOME/.Skype/Logs was swollen to about 10GB.

Wow, thanks for the hint! I had lost >6GB there. I think I will put a cron job for cleaning up the directory.

What I did was create an alias in my .bashrc that removes all log files whenever I run Skype:

alias skype="rm ~/.Skype/Logs/* && skype"

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#64 2012-06-15 22:17:56

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Registered: 2012-06-15
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

I just updated my skype to version 4.0.0.7-1-x86_64 and am getting this same problem...has anyone upgraded to the new version and is also experiencing the same issue?

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#65 2012-06-15 23:33:06

brebs
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Re: [SOLVED] Skype 2.2.0.25 crashes almost instantly on 64 bit

I'm on 32-bit, different distro, and suddenly after a few updates (glibc, kernel), skype 2.2.0.35 was crashing after 6 seconds.

This is my ludicrous workaround script:

#!/bin/bash

(cd ~ && cp .asoundrc{,-skype-temp} && cp .asoundrc{-skype,} && sleep 12 && cp .asoundrc{-skype-temp,}) &

nice -n 9 /usr/bin/skype --disable-cleanlooks &

# Still sometimes quits after a few secs, so check
sleep 14
if [[ -z `pidof /usr/bin/skype` ]] ; then
   nice -n 9 /usr/bin/skype --disable-cleanlooks &
fi

Where my ~/.asoundrc-skype is a cut-down version of my normal ~/.asoundrc

It seems that skype crashes (with error "Aborted") while reading my ~/.asoundrc - it is the only app that has this problem.

Skype 4 doesn't need this workaround.

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