Skype app in my Ubuntu system work perfectly. But today when I run the app, I see this:

skype window

How Can I fix this?

  • Are you sure reinstall helps? I have latest skype installed and i have this problem. skype.com doesn't allow to download newer version. only my current Nov 9, 2015 at 15:42
  • @RomanGelembjuk In u-d13 post I see Java process in Terminal. So propably you using something which run java in background. Every time when I run IDE which based in Java, first I run skype.
    – updater
    Nov 10, 2015 at 10:57
  • I guess this is the solution for your problem, at least it was in my case
    – Hugo
    Nov 20, 2015 at 9:56
  • Possible duplicate of How to fix graphical issues with Skype, Gdk-WARNING?
    – Hugo
    Nov 20, 2015 at 11:46

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The following steps have helped other people who had similar issue:

  1. Get the PID of the last process to use the shared memory segment (lpid — should be the last column):

    ipcs -mp|tail
  2. Find out what process is that:

    ps aux|grep <lpid>

    where <lpid> is the PID of the last process.

  3. Terminate the process either by closing the offending application or executing

    kill <lpid>
  • it helps. but seems i have to repeat this each time when skype stops to work. Nov 9, 2015 at 15:41

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