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Fedora 22 Skype doesn't start --> crashes after log in (problem changed)

asked 2015-08-16 11:20:44 -0600

ktdilsiz gravatar image

updated 2015-08-17 02:34:09 -0600

(Edit in the end)

Im using Fedora 22 and Skype was working two days ago and now it doesn't. (THE PROBLEM CHANGED)

I first changed skype.repo to something I've found online but now I changed it back to blank.

I can install the software but when run it, nothing happens.

I have installed these packages for it to work on 64-bit as well:

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

Also when I look for the "ldd /usr/lib/" in terminal

I get the following; (0xf77a8000) => /lib/ (0xf6c03000) => /lib/ (0xf68ff000) => /lib/ (0xf68e2000) => /lib/ (0xf68ca000) => /lib/ (0xf674f000) => /lib/ (0xf6701000) => /lib/ (0xf66e3000) => /lib/ (0xf6517000) => /lib/ (0xf6514000) => /lib/ (0xf63d2000) => /lib/ (0xf6399000) => /lib/ (0xf62ee000) => /lib/ (0xf629b000) => /lib/ (0xf6291000) => /lib/ (0xf6275000) => /lib/ (0xf6263000) => /lib/ (0xf6256000) => /lib/ (0xf624a000) => /lib/ (0xf6244000) => /lib/ (0xf6238000) => /lib/ (0xf6234000) => /lib/ (0xf61ef000) => /lib/ (0xf61dc000) => /lib/ (0xf609b000) => /lib/ (0xf6096000) => /lib/ (0xf608d000)
/lib/ (0x565e3000) => /lib/ (0xf607b000) => /lib/ (0xf6071000) => /lib/ (0xf606b000) => /lib/ (0xf6042000) => /lib/ (0xf601d000) => /lib/ (0xf6019000)

I'm fairly new with fedora and would really appreciate help.

Thank you.

Edit2: I now can start Skype but, when i log in it just crashes and exits, without giving any errors. When i turn on Skype again, it asks for a login again.

I have done the lpf-skype build like one of the answers suggested but still did not change anything. However, when i run lpf-gui, it gives the following errors.

No such package: "/usr/share/lpf/scripts"
/usr/share/lpf/scripts/ Warning: The property GtkMisc:ypad is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version.
  builder.add_from_file(here ...
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WIll recomend to remove what you have installed download the rpm from skype site and then do a sudo dnf install skype-xxx.rpm that will work. Been using skype on fedora 22 from alpha with no issue.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-08-16 14:07:51 -0600 )edit

I have installed the Skype from the rpm with software install option and it still does not work. I have been using Skype previously as well but I guess I changed something that I should not have. Anything else you could suggest?

ktdilsiz gravatar imagektdilsiz ( 2015-08-16 14:28:41 -0600 )edit

Are you sure that you have nothing from the old version laying around?

Raffael gravatar imageRaffael ( 2015-08-17 04:04:51 -0600 )edit

I am not sure, how can I check? I basically did

dnf remove skype

or few other times, i removed it from Fedy or the Software Installer

ktdilsiz gravatar imagektdilsiz ( 2015-08-17 05:27:30 -0600 )edit

Create logs as described here: The log files will probably help you.

Raffael gravatar imageRaffael ( 2015-08-24 11:04:27 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-08-16 17:51:44 -0600

sergiomb gravatar image

updated 2015-08-16 17:53:49 -0600

man, install "skype" from rpmfusion-nonfree repos with lpf-skype:

dnf install lpf-skype

with your user type :


if you got an error Error: must be run as pkg-build user. After run first time , lpf will ask if could add running user to pkg-build , after say yes , and give root password , your user is added to the group , but you need logout and login (at least in KDE) , to user assume that is in pkg-build group.

After logout and login, you may check if yours user are in pkg-build group with id command :


you must see something like :

(...) groups=(...),436(pkg-build)

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I have done these and when I start lpf-skype it says,

"nothing to update All lpf packages built and installed"

However, I still have the problem where skype crashes after log in

ktdilsiz gravatar imagektdilsiz ( 2015-08-17 02:35:55 -0600 )edit

try: rpm -q skype -il to check try : /usr/bin/skype

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2015-08-17 07:25:10 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-08-16 14:08:17 -0600

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updated 2015-08-16 14:10:39 -0600

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At the step where I need to open /usr/bin/skype, gedit does not respond to opening it. nano opens it but displays @@@@ all over the document, it seems to be not a text file?

thank you for your help so far, can you give me some more help with this?

ktdilsiz gravatar imagektdilsiz ( 2015-08-16 14:39:57 -0600 )edit

Also, when i try the lines

cat << EOF > /usr/bin/skype


export SKYPE_HOME="/opt/skype"

\$SKYPE_HOME/skype --resources=\$SKYPE_HOME \$*


it seems to complete the action but I still cannot start the program

ktdilsiz gravatar imagektdilsiz ( 2015-08-16 14:42:36 -0600 )edit

Also when i type "skype" into the terminal I get;

/opt/skype/skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

But I have done the step 1.3 which is installing the dependencies

ktdilsiz gravatar imagektdilsiz ( 2015-08-16 14:49:21 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-08-16 15:55:51 -0600

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updated 2015-08-16 16:00:01 -0600


dnf install mesa-libGL.i686

If you are using nvidia driver from rpmfusion run

dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686

post the output for this if the above doesn't work

ldconfig -p |grep
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Well, skype starts now! However, after I log in, it just crashes? or exits on its own.

For the second one, I got this error, I am using bumblebee:

Error: package bumblebee-nvidia-352.21-1.fc22.x86_64 conflicts with xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs provided by xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-1:346.72-1.fc22.i686 (try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages)

and for the last one, I got this output;

$ ldconfig -p |grep (libc6,x86-64) => /lib64/ (libc6) => /lib/ (libc6,x86-64) => /lib64/
ktdilsiz gravatar imagektdilsiz ( 2015-08-16 16:27:58 -0600 )edit

I will keep trying to solve it and post results if I find anything.

ktdilsiz gravatar imagektdilsiz ( 2015-08-16 16:29:07 -0600 )edit

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