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after my computer crashed, my skype doesn't stay on anymore. I start it, the windows openes up, but after 5 seconds skype exits again by itself. already reinstalled it 4 times :( i'd appreciat

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Same thing here –  Marco Ceppi May 26 '11 at 12:14
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Does not work for me unfortunatly.

Is there anybody out there who knows another solution?

When I start skype with terminal it said this: Aborted (core dumped)

does this ring a bell to you? please let me know! I need skype :(

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I had the same Problem after the recent unity-update. Removing $HOME/.Skype/shared.xml helps it.

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Try deleting shared.xml file in your home directory ~/.Skype/shared.xml

This command in the terminal will remove it rm ~/.Skype/shared.xml

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It crashed for everyone. Apparently on Linux you keep getting Aborted on the console upon logging in. What fixes the problem is removing shared.xml from settings directory. Thus on Ubuntu it's:

rm ~/.Skype/shared.xml

BTW. bit off topic here, but just for the sake of it

On Windows remove:

c:\Documents and Settings\*user*\Application Data\Skype\shared.xml

On OSX:

rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Skype/shared.xml

Update: There is official acknowledgment of the issue from Skype.

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looks like it works, I'v also removed and reinstalled Skype. –  digitaljail May 26 '11 at 12:53
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re-install wasn't necessary for me –  vartec May 26 '11 at 12:54
    
yes, not necessary! I did the same on another machine, works without re-install. –  digitaljail May 26 '11 at 14:15
    
might help for some, but did not help me, using 12.0.4. –  tony gil Jan 29 '13 at 14:04
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