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Atip
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skypeforlinux not opening

Post by Atip » 30. Sep 2018, 06:54

After I installed a new upgrade for skypeforlinux it will not open any longer.

Giving command from terminal no errors are reported.
I can see briefly some network activity and then nothing.

Has anybody such an experience?

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]$ skypeforlinux&
[1] 8044
 kill 8044
bash: kill: (8044) - No such process
[1]+  Done                    skypeforlinux

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gapan
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Re: skypeforlinux not opening

Post by gapan » 30. Sep 2018, 08:01

It seems that newer versions require systemd, so it won't work. In particular, electron, which skype uses, now requires systemd. See the discussion at:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... 175638990/

I guess you could use skype for web instead.
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Atip
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Re: skypeforlinux not opening

Post by Atip » 30. Sep 2018, 09:29

Thanks!

It seems 'skype for web' is too confusing for me. I get nowhere when trying to use it.

Anyhow it is not much of a problem since skype on my cellphone is working pertfectly.

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Re: skypeforlinux not opening

Post by djemos » 30. Sep 2018, 18:08

Do not upgrade use this version which is working for me.

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Atip
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Re: skypeforlinux not opening

Post by Atip » 1. Oct 2018, 01:58

Thanks a lot!

Works perfectly. :D

Will keep it well guarded.

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