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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:39 am    Post subject: skypeforlinux-8.13.0.2 - does it work for you ? Reply with quote

skypeforlinux-8.13.0.2 does not work for me - signup blue screen appears, and then goes all white (with menubar on top). skypeforlinux-8.11.0.4 works ok. what is your experience ?

I am with kde-plasma, so all gnome-keyring dependencies had to be emerged, and there is a chance may be misconfigured, but what else can I look at ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest stable version of Skype Preview for Linux ( Version 8.13.0.2 ) is running well in Lubuntu 17.10 (LXDE) on my family's tower PC with external USB Webcam with built-in microphone.

The latest unstable version of Skype Preview for Linux ( Version 8.13.76.8 ) is running well in Gentoo amd64 arch and KDE on my Clevo W230SS laptop with internal Webcam and microphone.

Have you tried Version 8.13.76.8? I use the ebuild from the Rion overlay.

(The Microsoft repository for the unstable version is https://repo.skype.com/rpm/unstable/ and the Microsoft repository for the stable version is https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitzcarraldo wrote:
The latest stable version of Skype Preview for Linux ( Version 8.13.0.2 ) is running well in Lubuntu 17.10 (LXDE) on my family's tower PC with external USB Webcam with built-in microphone.

The latest unstable version of Skype Preview for Linux ( Version 8.13.76.8 ) is running well in Gentoo amd64 arch and KDE on my Clevo W230SS laptop with internal Webcam and microphone.

Have you tried Version 8.13.76.8? I use the ebuild from the Rion overlay.

(The Microsoft repository for the unstable version is https://repo.skype.com/rpm/unstable/ and the Microsoft repository for the stable version is https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/).


Thanks, I was just trying what Gentoo portage make available. I'll play 8.13.76.8 out of tree, while keeping 8.11 for now.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitzcarraldo wrote:
The latest stable version of Skype Preview for Linux ( Version 8.13.0.2 ) is running well in Lubuntu 17.10 (LXDE) on my family's tower PC with external USB Webcam with built-in microphone.

The latest unstable version of Skype Preview for Linux ( Version 8.13.76.8 ) is running well in Gentoo amd64 arch and KDE on my Clevo W230SS laptop with internal Webcam and microphone.

Have you tried Version 8.13.76.8? I use the ebuild from the Rion overlay.

(The Microsoft repository for the unstable version is https://repo.skype.com/rpm/unstable/ and the Microsoft repository for the stable version is https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/).


Alas, 8.13.76.8 did not work for me as well :( The difference with 8.13.0.2 is that after blue login and white screen, it goes back to blue, get white again,
does it 4 times and then quits. Something with my KDE perhaps
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skypeforlinux-8.13.0.2 works for me, but can't see my video camera. Previous versions did, and mplayer does.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred Krogh wrote:
skypeforlinux-8.13.0.2 works for me, but can't see my video camera. Previous versions did, and mplayer does.


I did manage to get it run past login screen on other two machines I have, but there it follows bug https://bugs.gentoo.org/644296 failing to detect speakers and microphone, but detecting camera on my pure ALSA setup (no pulseaudio)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skypeforlinux crashes also on my system (kernel 4.9.72, fluxbox 1.3.7-r3 and pulseaudio 11.1). Also tried with the official versions for linux (deb and rpm)...no success.

Last working version of skype was 4.3, but now a message comes up telling you about an updated version and you are not allowed to skip such update.

Any clue to get my skype meeting back? :evil: :evil:
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10B2 wrote:
Any clue to get my skype meeting back? :evil: :evil:

I usually keep a virtual machine for this. For Lync/Skype for Business particularly.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a windows guest VM, but that's not the solution.

Also had a try to skypeforlinux-8.13.76.8 from rion overlay...no way :evil: :evil:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using net-im/skypeforlinux for usual Skype contacts and x11-plugins/pidgin-sipe for Skype for Business (formerly Lync). The latter still has issues with Voice calls, but works for basic chat.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skypeforlinux doesn't work for me, when I trying to log in window goes white and throws me back to login/password prompt.
So I switched to skype.com web-interface
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works more or less, I think I don't have enough computing power for Skype.
i5 with 6gb seems to be too small for the power-hungry window system.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HenryW wrote:
It works more or less, I think I don't have enough computing power for Skype.
i5 with 6gb seems to be too small for the power-hungry window system.

One of my Linux machines has a dual-core Pentium G2030 (3GHz) with 4GB RAM, and skypeforlinux-8.29.0.50 runs very well (including video calls), so your hardware spec. should be more than adequate to run Skype for Linux.
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