FIX : Skype for Ubuntu crashes

If you’re experiencing issues with Skype while using Ubuntu here is a quick fix.
1. It is best to remove your previous installation.
2. Do an overall update of Ubuntu

3. Update libsound plugins
4. Download the latest version of Skype

Start Skype and it should work fine


If you are experiencing issues where Skype doesn’t run when you click on it, there may be an instance of skype running in the background run the following command to kill all Skype processes.

Adding arguments “-s 9″ the killall command changes the signal type to SIGKILL instead of SIGTERM. Skype does not do anything about the SIGTERM signal, and that is why the process stays alive.

Hopefully this post will help you resolve any issues you have with running skype on ubuntu. If you’re still experiencing problems feel free to contact us we’ll try to help.

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