[Slackbuilds-users] Skype only works as root

Eric Schultz schultzter at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 05:01:27 UTC 2011

Never mind - user error, or rather user impatience.  I'm not sure what
Skype does the first time you run it but it did eventually connect and
everything is fine now and subsequent launches log in very quickly.
Whatever it did it took at least five minutes, if not a bit more.

Sorry to bother you all.

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 23:52, Eric Schultz <schultzter at gmail.com> wrote:
> I installed the Skype package using from SBo
> (http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.1/network/skype/) on Slackware
> 64-bit v13.1 with AlienBob's multilib 32-bit compatibility package
> installed.  It's all very recent.
> Skype works perfectly if I'm logged in as root.
> But when I log in as with my user I can start it up and enter my
> username & password but it never seems to connect.  It just s
> I've Googled and a few people have suggested there's permissions issue
> with the configuration files (in /home/user/.Skype) and they could
> benefit from a chmod -R 777.  I've done that but it hasn't helped.
> Also, if I open a terminal window, switch to root (with su -) and run
> skype it says "No protocol specified" (but if I don't su to root and
> just type skype the Skype starts but it still never logs in.
> I'd really appreciate any help this!
> Thanks,

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