Comment 13 for bug 1134030

Cormac (cormac-wilcox) wrote :

Thanks for the fix - I have added comments of what I believe you are doing with the fix for a better understanding for those of us who are not so smart, please correct me if I am wrong:

(move the current skype run script to a new file "skype-bin")
mv /usr/bin/skype /usr/bin/skype-bin

(make a new skype run script)
gedit /usr/bin/skype

(copy this so that skype will preload "libGL.so.1" before running the original run script, which is now "skype-bin")
#!/bin/sh
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1
exec skype-bin

(update permissions to allow the user to run the script)
## save and close and then:
chmod 0755 /usr/bin/skype

(can anyone explain why libGL.so.1 is needed?)

Thanks
Cormac