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Skype is crashing my entire X server, and the bug I reported (since fixed) is no longer relevant, nor useful. I've found an alternate client, but now someone wants to use rooms (and it's imperative), so I need to get this fixed. What should I do to trace where the crash is coming from? It crashes the Xserver, so basically, I'm at a loss.

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The relevant component you need to trace is X, not the application causing the crash.

There is some detailed information at the Ubuntu wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Backtracing

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thanks. I'll report a fresh bug against X. –  RolandiXor Nov 24 '10 at 21:35

I had the same problem where Skype, Spotify, Qbittorrent, and Glogg would crash the X server.
I noticed that all these apps use Qt4.

Then I found this solution.
Comment out the following lines from /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Now log out and log back in.

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