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Old 05-09-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
donniemack1
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Skype


I am using ubuntu 9.04. I downloaded and installed the Skype linux ver 2, Ubuntu 7.04 - 8.04 and finally got it to open. When I try to log in with my username and password I get a message that says, "Another Skype Instance May Exist". I've tried several different log ins and even tried to create a new account, no cigar! Is it the version of ubuntu, or have I missed something?
thanks in advance for your help,
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:20 PM   #2
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I am using ubuntu 9.04 too and the same skype ver, and every thing works fine here
 
Old 05-10-2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by donniemack1 View Post
I am using ubuntu 9.04. I downloaded and installed the Skype linux ver 2, Ubuntu 7.04 - 8.04 and finally got it to open. When I try to log in with my username and password I get a message that says, "Another Skype Instance May Exist". I've tried several different log ins and even tried to create a new account, no cigar! Is it the version of ubuntu, or have I missed something?
thanks in advance for your help,
donniemack1
Hi Donnie,
It may be that you inadvertently opened two instances of skype. Here's what you can do:
1. close any running skype that you see.
2. Open a terminal and type:
Code:
ps -A | grep skype
3. If you get a response (something besides returning to the command prompt) which looks something like this
Code:
31926 ?        00:00:07 skype
then type
Code:
kill -9 nnnn
where nnnn=the number you'll see on the left margin (31626 in the example above).
4. Once you've done that try starting skype again and see if it works normally.
cheers,
jdk
 
  


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