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I installed Skype using Ubuntu Software Center. When I logged in to Skype, it was automatically closed. I tried to remove and reinstall it but the problem is still there. How to fix it?

Update:

Log output after login.

hieund@hieund:/etc$ skype
Fatal: ASSERT: "interface->childCount() == children.count()" in file adaptor.cpp, line 200
Aborted
hieund@hieund:/etc$ 
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Try to start it via terminal, when it is closed you can see some error output. –  heartsmagic Nov 27 '11 at 8:40
    
where is it located? what command to start please? –  Emerald214 Nov 27 '11 at 8:42
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Open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and just give the command: skype Upate your question with your output. And please give more info beside that output. ie, your Ubuntu version, your OS architecture (32bit or 64bit), your Skype version, etc. –  heartsmagic Nov 27 '11 at 8:51
    
Shot in the dark, but.. any use? askubuntu.com/questions/45278/skype-2-2-0-25-keeps-going-off –  Caesium Nov 27 '11 at 10:11
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Ok. Worth posting info like that in the original question, always useful to know what you've tried so we don't post useless info :) –  Caesium Nov 27 '11 at 10:30
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Your error message leads me to this Ubuntu bug via Google..

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qt-at-spi/+bug/890240

I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more attention if it is affecting Skype.. it may help if you chime in with your experience :)

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Try this one.

http://www.filchiprogrammer.com/blog/2011/10/30/skype-issue-assert-interface-childcount-children-count/

I googled this for a solution and by just typing,

export QT_ACCESSIBILITY=0

fixes the problem.

Hope this helps to anyone setting up skype in Ubuntu 11.10.

Works fine for me

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Well, actually, the only thing that worked for me on Ubuntu 10.04 after trying to apply the advice of I don't know how many people, was to go to sound device configuration right after starting Skype and make a test call before any connected contact appeared on the screen (you have to be fast!!).

From there on, I can suspend the test call without even waiting for the lady to speak, and Skype keeps working. I found this solution merely by accident.

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