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Old 05-27-2011, 05:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy Skype begins to startup and then bombs after installing Inkscape on Slackware64 13.1


I'm getting the following errors when I try to start skype:

Code:
~$ QIconvCodec::convertFromUnicode: using ASCII for conversion, iconv_open failed
QIconvCodec::convertToUnicode: using ASCII for conversion, iconv_open failed
/usr/bin/skype: line 3: 24631 Aborted                 /usr/share/skype/lib32/ld-linux.so.2 --library-path /usr/share/skype/lib32/ /usr/share/skype/skype

[1]+  Exit 134                skype

Slackware64 13.1.

I installed Skype from the slacky.it package HERE

Everything was fine, all was stable and rosey, until I installed Inkscape today. I hadn't even noticed it wasn't running until someone got a hold of me and said they were trying to get a hold of me.

When I went to fire it up, thinking that I had somehow inadvertently closed it, it sprang right up for just a second and then was gone. Same thing - three times in row.

So I tried starting if from the command line and got that error.

I can start it from the comman line as root, with the following error:

Code:
QIconvCodec::convertFromUnicode: using ASCII for conversion, iconv_open failed
QIconvCodec::convertToUnicode: using ASCII for conversion, iconv_open failed
...but at least it runs. Not a good thing though.

The deps for Inkscape that I installed, and in the following order, were all from the 13.1 repo, and the ones I didn't already have installed were:

Code:
gc
gsl
Cython ==> pysetuptools ==> lxml
numpy
inkscape
the two deps that precede lxml above were optional, but I included them.

prior to running skype as root (arrgggh), I did an:

Code:
# upgradepkg --reinstall skype_static-2.2.0.25-x86_64-1sl.txz
That changed nothing, except that it did initially stay up and start connecting for oh, about 4 seconds the first time I tried starting it.

What else... um... under the non-priv account it is set to auto logon the user at startup.

It's running now, but as root, which is kinda gnarly and I'd really like to rectify that.

Thanks in advance for any pointers

Kindest regards,
 
Old 05-27-2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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Can you try creating a new user and see if it runs as a new non-privileged user?
 
  


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