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Skype is giving core dumped

asked 2014-10-14 09:45:57 -0500

updated 2014-10-24 03:58:09 -0500

I installed the latest version of Skype (4.3.0.37) through rpm's but also by source, and they all give core dump as soon as i execute it.

I've read some foruns where they said the problem was libxcursor, i downgraded it to 1.1.14.1 and 1.1.13.2 but the error remains.

Does anyone have the same problem?

Fedora 20 x64 Skype 4.3.0.37

After installing Skype according to if-not-true-then-false i get the error while running skype from the console:

/usr/bin/skype: line 4: 3694 Segmentation fault (core dumped) $SKYPE_HOME/skype --resources=$SKYPE_HOME $*

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I haven't looked at the link you've posted but I know that the answer to this question works for sure: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/8738/sticky-how-to-install-skype/

Can you make sure that it's the first run for skype - delete the skype folder in your directory, for example. Can you also edit the question to provide the link you get when you run fpaste --sysinfo please? Thanks,.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-24 05:22:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-10-23 17:02:48 -0500

liquidat gravatar image

Skype is provided as a 32bit package - thus you need to install a lot of compatibility packages manually, which are not marked as a dependency in the Skype rpm, unfortunately. That should help:

yum install alsa-lib.i686 fontconfig.i686 freetype.i686 glib2.i686 libSM.i686 libXScrnSaver.i686 libXi.i686 libXrandr.i686 libXrender.i686 libXv.i686 libstdc++.i686 pulseaudio-libs.i686 qt.i686 qt-x11.i686 zlib.i686 qtwebkit.i686

If you still get a core dump after installing all these packaes and the Skype rpm on top, try to install the dynmically linked version.

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I've tried those ways and they both give core dump.

lnxslck gravatar imagelnxslck ( 2014-10-24 03:39:46 -0500 )edit

Please run skype from a terminal and see if it gives any error messages - and then edit your question to include the error messages.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-24 03:44:02 -0500 )edit

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