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Old 12-26-2014, 08:49 AM   #1
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Lightbulb I've a problem with my Skype in linux

Hi everybody , I've little problem with my Skype

Skype only on start up using almost 100% CPU for a few sec and all sounds glitches for that time.
Is it normal in Linux?

Do someone has problems like mine?
Old 12-26-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Skype stopping things dead may have to do with the fact that is's a large binary, with a bit of stuff built in. I would expect slow disks might be at the back of your problem. something could be barfing.

To check disks (as root):
hdparm -tT /dev/sda

To catch if there are unseen errors
skype > some_file 2>&1
less some file
Old 12-26-2014, 03:27 PM   #3
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nice BIG bold blue "S" for a image

so what ??
what dose a "S" mean ?
what is it for ?

also seeing as Microsoft bought it

run skype on Windows 7 or 8
Old 12-26-2014, 03:38 PM   #4
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What is the point of posting a link to the Skype logo? As for your problem, what distro are you using? Where/how did you get Skype? The symptoms you describe are most certainly not normal when using Skype. Since you don't give us any details about your hardware or your software, offering suggestions about what to do is not possible.

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Skype on Linux uses pulseaudio, is it installed on your system?


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