Unable to login/connect with Skype 188.8.131.52 on Debian 7.0
I am unable to log in to skype on Debian 7.0 (Wheezy). When I type in my username and password, the little "waiting" animation (the animated circle to the right of the login field) just keeps going for several minutes, and then I get an error message that says (in typical useless Microsoft error message style) "Skype can't connect". When I try running skype from the command line, I get no error output there either.
I'm sure my username/pass are correct -- I even changed my Skype password to make sure, and tested it by logging into the Skype website.
I have downloaded the latest version of skype (skype-debian_184.108.40.206-1_i386) and I tried wiping out the ~/.Skype directory and reinstalling Skype ... this didn't fix it.
My firewall has ports 80 and 443 open, as well as the "incoming" port in the skype settings.
How can I figure out why "Skype can't connect?" What else could I try?