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    Skype launching problem

    Skype used to work normally. Suddenly stopped launching without visible reasons. It actually starts, but after filling in ID and password closes without further notification. Tried it many times with the same result. It's Skype 5.5.0.1.
    Please advise.

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    Re: Skype launching problem

    Version 5.x (Skype for linux beta) is not supported anymore, you have to update to newer version (not beta). Currently version 8.10.0.4: https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/

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    Re: Skype launching problem

    TY for the reply. Additional question: Do I have to remove the previous version of Skype manually before installing the new or it will be upgraded automatically?

    I've removed the Skype 5.... and installed (?) the new version (8....). But the latter wont start normally. Please advise further actions
    Last edited by jobtmp; November 8th, 2017 at 05:26 PM.

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    Re: Skype launching problem

    Try running it from the terminal, i.e.:
    Code:
    skypeforlinux
    see if you'll get any error messages.

    Also, keep in my that the latest 8.x version of Skype requires a CPU with SSE3 support. You could check if your CPU is SSE3 capable.

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    Re: Skype launching problem

    Also see https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2376306 which I started after a problem with the autostart in skype Tools menu, which began in skype-8.9.0.1 but continues still though slightly easier to get working in the 8.10.0.4 update that I got today and another thread about the same thing at https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2376539

    There are a lot of complaints about this skypeforlinux package on the skype support site at https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...um/skype_linux so it may be worth you adding a new thread or replying to an existing thread there.

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