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Thread: [SOLVED] Skype on 64bit 13.04

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    [SOLVED] Skype on 64bit 13.04

    There is a problem with Skype and NVidia and (I believe) some ATI drivers which causes a segmentation fault when launched. This workaround fixes it:
    Code:
    sudo -s
    mv /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/skype-bin
    gedit /usr/bin/skype
    then copy this:
    Code:
    #!/bin/sh
    export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1
    exec skype-bin
    save and close and then:
    Code:
    chmod 0755 /usr/bin/skype
    However I am still getting issues with Skype running 64bit 13.04

    The notification icon does not show. sni-qt is installed.
    Sound output is set to default audio output, but can not be muted. Everything else will mute, but Skype notifications continue to boom out.

    Help would be gratefully received!
    Last edited by timgood; April 29th, 2013 at 11:07 AM.
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    Re: Skype on 64bit 13.04

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    Re: Skype on 64bit 13.04

    I uninstalled skype and then added the partner repositories and installed from there. It pulled down a few more dependencies. Then following the instructions here I managed to get it working correctly and the icon has appeared and sound is back to normal.
    Last edited by timgood; April 29th, 2013 at 10:00 AM.
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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype on 64bit 13.04

    I've created the file in /usr/local/bin, added sudo chmod +x skype.

    Instaled skype with following commands:

    sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner"
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype


    Now it's working.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype on 64bit 13.04

    Today's Skype update solves the problem.

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    Re: [SOLVED] Skype on 64bit 13.04

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