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Version 5.9
  • A new confirmation message when sending a contact to a group conversation
  • A new Hotkey for taking snapshots during video calls
  • Improved non-standard international phone number recognition for Australian users
  • The ability to opt-out from silent updates

Application Details:

Version: 5.9.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.1

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What works

Nothing really, except installation.

What does not



What was not tested

Nothing, I'm not able to login.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 14Apr 12 20121.5.1Yes No GarbageArtem S. Tashkinov 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27717 Skype 5.3: Not detecting any sound. CLOSED ABANDONED View
28457 Gecko incorrectly renders Skype's login page (affects Skype 5.5 and higher) NEW View
29945 Skype [=>5.8] crashes for the first 4-5 times after installation before it can be used CLOSED WONTFIX View
29946 Skype [=>5.8] crashes attempting to login CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes

Native version available
There is a native Linux version of Skype available at the official Skype website.

Also you can use Skype for a web browser.


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Login fix
by Igor on Monday May 14th 2012, 18:21
Simple workaround:
Set win7 mode.
delete folder /drive_c/users/Public/Application Data/Skype

Work on Skype 5.9...
RE: Login fix
by Artem S. Tashkinov on Monday May 14th 2012, 19:08
It now logins successfully but crashes almost immediately after trying to render the GUI:

=>0 0x005e5a37 in skype (+0x1e5a37) (0x031ae980)
0x005e5a37: movl 0x0(%ecx),%edx
RE: Login fix
by Igor on Tuesday May 15th 2012, 2:49
I tried a lot of options. Crashed probably the protection code.
Launch of version deobfuscated also causes an error, but the program stay on running.

In original version, crashes is a few seconds after starting the debugger:
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x06421000 at address 0xb7570ecc (thread 003b), starting debugger ...