Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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.

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

4 Answers 4

up vote 2 down vote accepted

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

share|improve this answer
    
thanks worked for me –  linuxman Apr 26 '13 at 16:19
    
For me this worked askubuntu.com/a/388731/66359 –  ck- Dec 10 '13 at 13:12

This helped me:

sudo apt-get install libasound2-plugins:i386

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

share|improve this answer
    
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:

wget http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-beta-ubuntu-64

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*"

share|improve this answer

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

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

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.