Package Details: skypeforlinux-stable-bin

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Package Base: skypeforlinux-stable-bin
Description: Skype for Linux - Stable/Release Version
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Keywords: skype
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skype, skypeforlinux, skypeforlinux-beta-bin, skypeforlinux-bin, skypeforlinux-preview-bin
Provides: skype, skypeforlinux
Submitter: bulletmark
Maintainer: bulletmark
Last Packager: bulletmark
Votes: 316
Popularity: 2.62
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:56 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-11-24 21:30 (UTC)

Pinned Comments

bulletmark commented on 2020-04-30 10:01 (UTC) (edited on 2022-06-13 00:22 (UTC) by bulletmark)

To get automatic login, install a package that provides org.freedesktop.secrets, e.g. gnome-keyring.

To get a systray icon, install libappindicator-gtk3. On GNOME, then install the appindicator extension.

bulletmark commented on 2018-02-15 12:21 (UTC) (edited on 2022-06-13 00:22 (UTC) by bulletmark)

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Note that AUR package skypeforlinux-stable-bin is the version Microsoft release as their "stable" version. AUR package skypeforlinux-preview-bin is the version Microsoft release as their preview version and is always a later version than the stable version. PLEASE DO NOT FLAG THE STABLE VERSION OUT OF DATE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THIS!

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dnrops commented on 2022-08-14 02:21 (UTC)

git clone
cd skypeforlinux-bin
yay -U ./skypeforlinux-bin-

sixtyfive commented on 2022-08-01 09:50 (UTC) (edited on 2022-08-01 09:51 (UTC) by sixtyfive)

Even with gnome-keyring installed, asks for username and password each time it is started. Is there another trick to getting it to remain logged in?

bulletmark commented on 2022-06-13 00:21 (UTC)

@nursoda, please note the first sentence in the top pinned comment here. To get automatic login, you need to install a package which provides org.freedesktop.secrets. If you search the packages you will see that gnome-keyring, keepassxc, and kwallet-secrets (from the AUR) provide that. Skype changed to this in Dec 2019.

nursoda commented on 2022-06-13 00:06 (UTC)

There already are a few comments on Skype logging the user out upon start, along with the suggestion (even pinned) that one needs to install gnome-keyring. I'd like to add my insights here:

I use KDE and ever since have kwallet installed. Skype USED to work fine with that but stopped doing so after an update (probably more than a year ago):

Without gnome-keyring installed, Skype now starts and shortly shows the full logged-in windows including my Skype contacts. So I assumed that the secret is provided by kwallet. However, after a few seconds, it logs out. After login, it works fine. After closing the tray icon and restarting Skype, it's the same (logs out after a few secs).

So I installed gnome-keyring. It needs to be initialized (set a password¹) the first time it is started. Consecutive full Skype restarts lead to the expected behavior: Skype returns to a logged-in state after the restart.

My question is: Shouldn't Skype be able to use kwalled? Probably an issue Microsoft must solve. It might help if somebody associated to the KDE team raises attention there.


¹ Mind to use your login password if you want that this keyring automatically gets unlocked upon user login; if you need to change your Gnome keyring password in KDE, the easiest way is to install seahorse and to right-click on the login-keyring.

bulletmark commented on 2021-12-07 22:46 (UTC)

@whynothugo, that is not what -bin means.

whynothugo commented on 2021-12-07 18:12 (UTC)

Can't this just be called skypeforlinux?

-bin is usually suffixed to packages to avoid a name conflict from packages that build from source, but there's not "from source" package for skype.

-stable is assumed -- most packages that don't specify otherwise track up-stream's stable releases.

mozo commented on 2021-10-07 11:37 (UTC)

@pvdl1984 No problems here.

pvdl1984 commented on 2021-10-07 11:30 (UTC) (edited on 2021-10-08 17:08 (UTC) by pvdl1984)

Never mind. Not sure what happened here, but audio output was not working for skype, even after a full system update and system restart. The following day it actually started working again.