Originally Posted by donniemack1
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,
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:
3. If you get a response (something besides returning to the command prompt) which looks something like this
31926 ? 00:00:07 skype
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.