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[SOLVED] Skype broken
« on: 2013/12/29, 18:29:17 »
Sometime in the past week skype stopped functioning for me.  Audio and video seem fine, but the communication does not work -- cannot get an answer at test call, and other users don't show up online, nor can they see me online.


Is it the same for everyone?  I assume something in recent Debian development has broken the compatibility with skype ver. 4.2.0.11.  Google is not showing me anything about it.
« Last Edit: 2013/12/29, 22:33:40 by dibl »
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Re: Skype broken
« Reply #1 on: 2013/12/29, 21:17:50 »
I use Skype every day (video). It works fine and never stopped doing so lately.
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ii  skype         4.2.0.11-1                       i386this is a 64-bit sytem using alsa

greetz
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« Last Edit: 2013/12/29, 21:23:58 by devil »

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Re: Skype broken
« Reply #2 on: 2013/12/29, 21:30:08 »
I was afraid you would say that, devil.


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root@imerabox:/# apt-cache policy skype
skype:i386:
  Installed: 4.2.0.11-1

OK.  Let the troubleshooting begin ....    ;)
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Re: Skype broken
« Reply #3 on: 2013/12/29, 22:33:06 »
Fixed.


I have no idea why, but I purged everything under ~/.Skype, and that cured the problem.  I suspect some kind of malware came in via the skype channel, but it's gone now.
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