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Offline AndyInMokum

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Skype for 64bit acting up. [SOLVED]
« on: July 06, 2014, 03:26:44 pm »
Good evening all, I don't know if anyone else is having problems with Skype 4,2,0.11 for 64 bit, (from the depositories).  If you are have problems with Skype connecting or ringing and not recognising the mic.  Quit Skype and delete the .config folder: Open a terminal window: Ctrl+Alt+t.   Enter the following code and hit enter.
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rm -r ~/.config/Skype

Restart Skype and the .config folder is re-written.  Skype then works.  Unfortunately, it is necessary to do this every time Skype is launched or if the machine is rebooted.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 05:05:38 pm by AndyInMokum »
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Re: Skype for 64bit acting up.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 04:21:35 pm »
I suppose you could always make the Skype .desktop launchers Exec= line read

Exec=bash -c "rm -r /home/<userrname>/.config/Skype && skype"

Not ideal .. but a workaround.

Maybe you should try a later version of Skype and see if that hels.

Probably best to copy the Skype launcher from
then edit the one in your home folder .. which will then take precedence over the system wide launcher
« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 04:24:22 pm by PCNetSpec »
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