I recently installed the latest skype from their website , on my ubuntu laptop, (14.04) LTS. (from the debian package skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb)

and after a couple days, it turned slow on me.. when I type in the chat box, there is a serious lag, but not always. so, for example I can type "this is a test" and when I look down on the window it only says "this" and after a second or two "is a" appears then "test".

There is almost no load on the PC, nothing much else is running on the machine. I can not see anything in syslog, or anywhere.

do you have any suggestion where I can look for error logs, how to turn on more logging, or if anyone have seen/fixed the same?


Please, check this thread, it helped me:

Also I had a problem today with Skype version 4.2 for Ubuntu 64 bit. My solution for this was approximately this:

Download latest skype (skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb)
sudo apt-get remove skype --purge
sudo apt-get remove skype-bin --purge
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb

# this one will remove mess from old Skype installations (can be a real cause of Skype misbehaviour)
cd ~ && rm -r .Skype

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