Package Details: skypeforlinux-bin

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Package Base: skypeforlinux-bin
Description: Skype for Linux WebRTC Beta
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skypeforlinux
Provides: skypeforlinux
Submitter: ImNtReal
Maintainer: ImNtReal
Last Packager: ImNtReal
Votes: 305
Popularity: 25.583948
First Submitted: 2016-07-13 14:43
Last Updated: 2017-09-15 13:51

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Giskar commented on 2017-09-19 08:34

Blank screen when calling & using VPN is fixed for me in

Currently there is no known error by my part so i can keep this new version and use screen sharing :)

Im using an intel i7 5820k with Nvidia gtx 770 (the 2011-3 socket does not have integrated graphic card)

villamide commented on 2017-09-19 08:11

Still 'white screen' issue with last version and setting 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/'

Here is my hwinfo:

and my 'journalctl -xe output':

Any ideas?

User commented on 2017-09-18 11:01

Still the same white screen issue on following machine:
AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor
NVIDIA Corporation G98 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 2] (rev a1)

Works just fine on Lenovo T440s (i7, intel graphics)

MichelS4rdou commented on 2017-09-16 17:52

@davidovitch same problem. I have an AMD Phenom II N970 and AMD/ATI graphics...

phg commented on 2017-09-16 13:13

I have the same problem as @gl000008:

Sep 16 15:09:31 phlegethon kernel: traps: skypeforlinux[6459] trap invalid opcode ip:7f6e94ed95b8 sp:7f6e8a94fc50 error:0 in slimcore.node[7f6e94415000+207e000]

Then it dumps core.

That’s on an AMD Phenom II, dunno what architecture MS are targeting but it sure ain’t a generic AMD64.

Conclusion: Garbage.

davidovitch commented on 2017-09-16 13:12

With the screen is still white (although I can see the initial startup screen) so it simply doesn't work. The weird thing is that this only happens on one machine (AMD Phenom II X4, Radeon graphics, Gnome) but not on two others (Intel, HD4000, Gnome). All 3 machines have a similar setup.

Get the same error message (journalctl) as reported earlier by @User:
kernel: traps: skypeforlinux[11766] trap invalid opcode ip:7fe060c755b8 sp:7fe05c8b7c10 error:0 in slimcore.node[7fe0601b1000+207e000]

Leonardo19 commented on 2017-09-16 13:08

Not in my case.

i026e commented on 2017-09-15 14:23

Seems, problem with blank screen was fixed in

marcoc commented on 2017-09-15 10:33

@gl000008 and @User.

I also got the blank screen a few seconds after a call start.
I removed a setting that I forgot from previous tests:


Skype runs well now.
Maybe this can give you an idea to debug your issues.

thepasto commented on 2017-09-13 07:10

Adding something like this to PKGBUILD:
awk -i inplace '/^Actions=QuitSkype;/ {printf("StartupWMClass=Skype Preview\n");} {print}' "${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications/skypeforlinux.desktop"

Should fix StarupVMClass missing in the .desktop file

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