Skype Beta Crashes System Intermittently

Bug #959555 reported by Robert Arndt on 2012-03-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint

Bug Description

Usually when I come into work I'll open Firefox, check my e-mail, then open Skype. Occassionally it stops the mouse from moving completely and I have to do a hard shutdown (holding power key for 10 seconds). Don't ever have anything else open, usually it's just Skype being opening. System is Linux Mint 12 with major package changes to the system other than Samba.

Please help, system is super stable otherwise but the randomness of this is killing me.


Robert Arndt (robert-arndt) wrote :

Forgot to mention I have a Dell E6420 Sandy Bridge i5 with NVidia Optimus chip

Zum Kuckuck (aufdemwasen) wrote :

I don't know whether I should post here, because I use opensuse XFCE. But I have a similar problem. In approximate 80 % Skype freezes the system after I start it. After a few minutes Skype ends itself. When I start Skype the second time it works fine.

Zum Kuckuck (aufdemwasen) wrote :

I started skype from the terminal. Skype freezed again. I waited some minutes and skype stopped itself. In the terminal appeared the message "Not enough memory". But I have 4 GB RAM.

Zum Kuckuck (aufdemwasen) wrote :

Now I found a link, which describes exactly my problem:

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
Oli Wade (olithered) wrote :

Happens also on Ubuntu 11.10 (x64); opening from a terminal the message "Not enough memory" is displayed. There are a number of "pulseaudio" messages in the syslog.

After following the advice in the thread linked in the skype community, disabling the login sound seems to have helped somewhat and this has not occurred so often (today was the first time for a while).

Oli Wade (olithered) wrote :

Not for, moved to linuxmint.

affects: → linuxmint
Jacob Doak (teanbu) wrote :

I also have this problem. The version downloadable from the Skype website works fine.

no longer affects: ubuntu
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