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Skype stopped working on my CentOS?

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From last one week my skype has stopped working. I can startup but I can't log on. Does this have something to do with the recent update to LibC?

posted Aug 19, 2014 by Naveena Garg

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No. This is because Microsoft dropped support for older versions of Skype.

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The reason skype stopped working is that Microsoft decided to change its communication protocol in an incompatible way, starting from 1. August.

In order to continue working, all devices running skype (computers, smartphones, etc.) on all operating systems must update to the latest version of skype for their platform. For Linux, its version is 4.3.0.37.

As far as CentOS 6 is concerned, you want to download the latest "dynamic" skype tarball from the skype website [1], and install it as per instructions on the CentOS wiki [2]. Essentially, the installation is the same as for previous versions, no surprises.

[1] http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/
[2] http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Skype

answer Aug 19, 2014 by Honey
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