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Old 08-31-2014, 05:06 AM   #1
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Skype won't start, can't find ""

Hi everybody!
I updated to Skype, on Opensuse 13.1, 64-bit PC with Nvidia Optimus.
I cannot start Skype, I get the following error when I try to start it from console:
skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I've tried to find this issue on the internet, but the few solutions (like edditing the skype.conf file and adding the right path for the missing lib) won't work.
The above mentioned library,, is on my system in /usr/lib/primus/
I've tried different ways to install skype, like directly from repos or from the downloaded rpm file, but it's the same.
Can anyone help?
Old 08-31-2014, 02:00 PM   #2
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Is /usr/lib/primus in your LD_CONFIG_PATH or is it in your /etc/ If it's in /etc/, did you execute ldconfig after adding it?
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:19 AM   #3
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I've listed /usr/lib/primus in /etc/, and now I get the following error:
primus: fatal: failed to load any of the libraries: /usr/lib64/nvidia/
/usr/lib64/nvidia/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
/usr/lib/nvidia/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I guess the problem is somehow, that my loaded is the one from /usr/lib64/nvidia/, a 64-bit one, and not the one from usr/lib/primus/
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Remember that you need 32bit packages to run skype. Do you have something like libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 installed?


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