[DNG] Skype crashes

Haines Brown haines at histomat.net
Tue Dec 7 14:38:06 CET 2021

On Tue, Dec 07, 2021 at 12:21:27AM +0100, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> Hi,
> Haines Brown wrote:
> > I'm running Chimera. I downloaded current version of skypeforlinux
> > and installed it. The annoying prompts for password to keyring
> > I skip.
> > 
> > The audo and video test ok. But when I try to make a free test call, 
> > Skype crashes. 
> I have similar issues.
>  I have skype for Linux on 3 different systems:
> - stable Gentoo, intel i5, very barebones setup (no pulseaudio, no
> gnome, just windowmaker) -> restarts at each call
> - beowulf amd64 -> restarts at each call
> - i7 with beowulf, everything works. But this one runs xfce and has all
> its dependencies installed like puleseaudio, udev, etc etc
> I do not think that it is a version or CPU issue, but something in skype
> pretending that certain dameons or interfaces running, I did not
> determine which yet.
> Since skype became a wrapped web application, it beame a mess and a hog.
> Riccardo

Thanks, Reiccardo.

I dug up an older skypeforlinux-64.deb and was able to start the test
call without crashing. But the test call does not hear my audio.

The audio test works. I installed pavucontrol. Do I also need pulseaudio 
as well? 

Haines Brown  

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