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[Solved] Skype Crash Override on Fedora 15 (x86_64)

Working with Microsoft Skype on Fedora 15 is a bad experience. I was experiencing system freezes at random when trying to use Skype on my laptop.

Seems to be this behavior is due to bad interaction between Skype and pulseaudio. As soon as skype is not open source, one can only make a wild guess in trying to handle the problem.

1. Provide dependencies

This is needed for compatibility with beggared developers who lack a good PC to provide x86_64 support for skype:

2. Switch off skype login sound

Disable Skype Login Sound

3. Create launcher

Copy and paste, save:

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#!/bin/bash
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so

check your swap with free command,

limit swap consumption to what you can afford

2Gb in the case below

ulimit -v 2048000

try uncommenting the additional line below if nothing else works

#skype && sleep 5 && killall -s SIGKILL skype

finally …

skype
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Fix skype launcher in Gnome 3:

Find:

Replace with:

My system information:

More to read on the problem:

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