Package Details: skypeforlinux-bin

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Package Base: skypeforlinux-bin
Description: Skype for Linux - Insider/Preview Version
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Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skypeforlinux, skypeforlinux-beta-bin
Provides: skypeforlinux
Submitter: ImNtReal
Maintainer: bulletmark
Last Packager: bulletmark
Votes: 344
Popularity: 35.014271
First Submitted: 2016-07-13 14:43
Last Updated: 2017-11-17 23:18

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Techman35 commented on 2017-11-21 15:46

Testing skypeforlinux-bin

robwu commented on 2017-11-20 20:36

The STARTUP_LOAD_ERROR error on startup can happen if libsecret cannot find a DBus service to handle credential storage (such as KWallet or GNOME keyring). You must either enable one of these services, or patch skypeforlinux to use an alternative credential storage method.

Here are some pointers if you want to patch skypeforlinux:
The relevant data is stored in /usr/share/skypeforlinux/resources/app.asar
This archive can be unpacked/packed with asar -
Skype uses keytar to connect to libsecret -

EDIT: I tested the above with Skype

hamelg commented on 2017-11-20 18:01

Every-time i launch it, i get an error message :
Oops, there was a problem with skype.
I must click to "Sign out" and retype my login/password.

speleoden commented on 2017-11-16 14:28

Doesn't work for me. With headphones attached the test call seems to work from the settings menu, but when calling someone it notifies that audio device has failed and there is no sound. Seems to work with builtin speakers and mic however (with some lags in sound).

PhoenixtheII commented on 2017-11-16 11:02

Doesn't work for me, it starts up. Let's me login + password. But then infinite loading (light blue) screen with 2 CPU's doing 100%.(

l33tlinuxh4x0r commented on 2017-11-14 22:17

Version works good for me. No white screen! I had the white screen issue on earlier builds.

PhotonX commented on 2017-11-13 11:19

@Techman35 and others: I requested to restore the skypeforlinux-beta-bin package and it is now available again, sorry for the chaos! :)

Techman35 commented on 2017-11-13 04:42

@PhotonX my pc is a dell optiplex 790 i5-2400 8G ram ddr3
i upgrade my pc to the lasted bios to see if that was the problem and still have the white screen bug using skypeforlinux-bin-8.11-76.3-1
after login im able to see the welcome screen but for 2 seconds and then it turn white.
here is a video so you can see it

PhotonX commented on 2017-11-12 16:11

@catalin.hritcu: Ok, then it is definitely not the white screen issue which appeared in older 8.x versions only.

catalin.hritcu commented on 2017-11-12 15:37

@PhotonX: and seem to work fine, but and definitely do not.

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