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Why Skype crashes on 11.10 x64 architecture? And why the weird font ? Why its not using the system font, like it's set in Options ? The same problem is in 12.04, but that's forgivable for pre-realese verson...

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Have you tried the steps described here?

At one point I couldn't even read the fonts on the menu's, and following this helped.

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I believe Skype is still in Beta 2, so technically this application is also in pre-release. Unfortunately it's been in that state for quite some time, however I've been using it for months and rarely have a problem with it.


Can you be a little more specific and elaborate a bit on the crashes? Do you see any messages of value in /var/log/syslog when the crashes occur?

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Just to add, after Microsoft bought Skype I have even less faith that it will ever come out of Beta. – Luis Alvarado Mar 15 '12 at 1:56

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