I just installed Skype 4.0 for Linux and for some reason it crashed almost everytime I click on certain actions like Mark all as viewed, Accept an invitation etc...

Apparently It seems to work well for other and I couldn't find any help on that type of behaviour online. I do get the same behaviour on my box at work which makes me believe it comes from something I use but what ?

thanks for any pointers.

  • Ordinarily, I'd recommend that you report this as a bug. But, we all know MicroSoft's track record for fixing bugs...... My honest recommendation, until they release a further update, is to revert back to the version of Skype in the repositories. – Ryan McClure Jun 26 '12 at 5:07
  • What kernel version do you use? – penreturns Jun 26 '12 at 6:34
  • 3.2.0-24-generic – Paté Jun 26 '12 at 14:42

Have you installed previous Skype in your Ubuntu ? If so please remove it first before you install 4.0 version. I forgot the script but it's easy to find those script in Google or tutorials.

  • APT replaces the package for you... – Paté Jun 29 '12 at 20:20

Allright I figured it out.

It's somewhere on Skype bug report but I can't find the link anymore.

You need so set a country in your account profile.

Fix is :

Install skype 2.2 back Open your profile & set a country Voila

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