Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I downloaded the latest upgrade in May 2012, and as always, I experienced some issues. My Skype is no longer working. I've tried to uninstall and reinstall and it still locks up every time I try to use it. I've tried logging onto Ubuntu with the previous version and it still won't work. Are there any solutions for someone who has limited knowledge of Linux?

share|improve this question
May I know your kernel and skype version? copy paste this and run in terminal : uname -a ; skype --version – penreturns Jun 23 '12 at 21:08

You could try to delete the old Skype folder (where some settings are stored). Open your filemanager, press CTRL+H to view hidden files and folders. You will see the .Skype folder, delete or rename it to something different. Then start Skype again.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.