I've installed Skype and it appears to work fine right up until the point where I try to call someone. If I try to video call someone then the program freezes and I have to force quit. I've tried several 'solutions' I've found on various forums but none seem to work. Now, when I try to call the Echo service as a test to see if the bug's fixed, it seems to connect and start the non-video call, except that it's completely silent. No audio at all.
This should make a permanent change for the workaround:
Thanks go here
If you are using KDE:
Another non-terminal way is to to right-click on start button and select "Edit applications...":
NOTE: If you are using KDE session restoring (System Settings -> Startup and Shutdown -> Session Management -> On login: Restore previous session) then after system restart (or login) Skype will not catch
Got the same issue after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 sound interrupts badly. But suggesting to reinstall from Software Centre or from Skype download page did not help.
But running this from command line solved the problem:
I found this solution for Skype on 13.10. I installed again and started to work. Check it out: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/get-sound-working-in-skype-with-ubuntu.html
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