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Skype connect only if root

Postby ezioze » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:16

Hi all.
After last update, skype works only if started as root.
If started as normal user it won't connect
Any help?
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Re: Skype connect only if root

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Thu Jul 11, 2013 21:07

Run Skype from the command line in a Konsole/Terminal window under your own user account, and paste here the output.

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$ skype
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Re: Skype connect only if root

Postby ezioze » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:21

Hi.
This is what i see:
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: non-double matrix element
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 78: saw unknown, expected number

then skype start but it doesn't connect (grey icon rotating) and no other messages
(to close skype i have to do CTRL+C in terminal)
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Re: Skype connect only if root

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Jul 12, 2013 18:01

Please post the output of the following command, issued in a Konsole/Terminal window under your own user account:

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ls -la ~/.Skype/
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Re: Skype connect only if root

Postby ezioze » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:08

[email protected] ~ $ ls -la ~/.Skype/
totale 100
drwx------ 6 ezio ezio 4096 11 lug 18.52 .
drwxr-xr-x 161 ezio ezio 12288 13 lug 09.52 ..
drwx------ 2 ezio ezio 4096 11 lug 18.52 DbTemp
drwxr-xr-x 5 ezio ezio 4096 11 lug 18.52 ezioze
drwxr-xr-x 2 ezio ezio 4096 11 lug 18.52 shared_dynco
drwxr-xr-x 2 ezio ezio 4096 11 lug 18.52 shared_httpfe
-rw-r--r-- 1 ezio ezio 0 1 ott 2010 shared.lck
-rw------- 1 ezio ezio 66869 11 lug 18.52 shared.xml
[email protected] ~ $
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Re: Skype connect only if root

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Jul 14, 2013 0:50

All that looks OK to me. Try the following:

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$ mv ~/.Skype/ ~/.Skype.bak/

then start Skype under your own user account, not root.
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Re: Skype connect only if root

Postby ezioze » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:07

I just tried that 2 day ago after googoling
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Re: Skype connect only if root

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:09

Have you checked if any other process is accessing the Skype lock file simultaneously? After you launch Skype under your own user account, open a Konsole/Terminal window and enter the following commands:

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$ lsof | grep '.Skype'

You can tell the process ID for Skype by using the command:

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$ ps -ef | grep skype

The only process accessing the .Skype files should be Skype. If any other process is trying to access them, kill it:

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$ kill -9 <process ID>
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Re: Skype connect only if root

Postby ezioze » Sun Jul 14, 2013 18:04

just made this check. No other process lock slype files
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Re: Skype connect only if root

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Jul 14, 2013 22:36

Although I don't think it is the cause, have you checked if all the dependencies, libraries and configuration files are correct?

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# equo conf update
# equo deptest
# equo libtest

Have you tried uninstalling Skype and re-installing it?
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