I recently installed skype 4.3, my distro is ubuntu 14.04! When I click to login skype seems to trying to login but ater 2 seconds fails and the login screen is coming again. Can someone help me with straightforward instructions what is the problem? Thanks!

  • list the output of the command skype
    – Maythux
    Jun 11, 2015 at 8:58
  • I had the same problem with skype 4.2, but installing 4.3 resolves the problem. The last version is Maybe you should update it. I have no problem in Ubuntu 14.04. Some reported here the following: 1. delete <home_dir>/.Skype 2. restart skype and login.
    – aimar
    Jun 11, 2015 at 9:39

3 Answers 3


Try to reinstall skype by using these instructions. I recommend you this because i also installed skype on my computer using this method, and it's working fine on mine Ubuntu 14.04.

  • Thanks man, I don't know exactly what was the problem, but now it works!
    – KostasA
    Jun 11, 2015 at 15:53

I tried this on ubuntu 14.04, Open terminal CTRL+ALT+T Type "Sudo apt-get install skype" it may update some files good luck

  1. Login into Skype.

  2. When it fails quit Skype.

  3. Then login into Skype in browser.

  4. Then log out.

  5. Login into Skype software program again

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