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I am using linux, in fact I started using ubuntu when I first met computers.
If I remember it correctly, I am using ubuntu since 4.04. I also tried other linux versions.

Skype worked perfectly fine all the way but in ubuntu 12.04 it crashes, skype logs in successfully but when its logged in it crashes.

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any log files? anything you can tell us to help you? –  Dr_Bunsen Nov 17 '12 at 16:11

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I had the same problem, this is what I did to overcome it:

  1. Remove previous installations of skype:

    sudo apt-get autoremove --purge skype
  2. Do an overall update:

    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
  3. Download the latest version of skype

    Start Skype and it should work fine

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thanks worked for me –  linuxman Apr 26 '13 at 16:19
For me this worked –  ck- Dec 10 '13 at 13:12

This problem was solved for me when I removed the ~/.Skype folder.

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This helped me:

sudo apt-get install libasound2-plugins:i386

From here: Skype 4.2 extremely unstable / unusable on Debian sid

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This does not help me. It still crashes every now and then. –  gertvdijk Jul 21 '13 at 18:46

I run 12.04 with skype and haven't had any issues (besides the zero in the keypad not always working).

First, purge (remove) all old skype stuff:

sudo apt-get purge skype

There is a new skype version (4.1). It's 32bit but runs fine on my x64 system. To get the .deb file:


To install the deb file you just downloaded, run this in the download directory (just make sure it's the only .deb file there):

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

edit: in the purge command, it should be "skype" and not "skype*"

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