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11 Aug, 2014

fix for Linux Skype 4.3 crash on startup

— Posted by hazard @ 2014-08-11 10:47
If you upgraded your Linux Skype to 4.3 and face a crash immediately after startup, the fix that worked for me is as follows:

  • Make of a backup of your home .Skype directory
  • Install sqlite package on your system if it isn't there already
  • Run: sqlite3 ~/.Skype/[YOURUSER}/main.db
  • DELETE FROM Messages WHERE type=68;
  • .quit
You will loose your file transfer history, but chat history will still be there. I found this workaround here. If it doesn't help, you may have to delete/rename your .Skype directory.