Skype on Linux systems never really seemed to be a first class citizen in Skype ecosystem. For years it was in beta, even now with 2.2 version it is still a beta version. Linux version didn’t get eye-candy Windows and OSX versions received, but it’s kind of OK. Maybe it’s just my personal experience, but I’ve experienced quite a lot of Skype problems during my years of Linux usage.
The most recent one is “P2P connect failed” when I attempted to log in. It have been a problem with my network or a problem with Skype servers, except it wasn’t, as on Windows machine it worked properly.
Searching for solutions on Google revealed, that it may be solved by removing whole ~/.Skype directory, but in such case you would be removing your whole history. That is not what we want, right?
The solution is very easy, you just need to remove 2 files: shared.lck and shared.xml **Make sure that Skype application is shut down before continuing. **Removing these two files can be done very easily, just run this command:
That’s it! Launch Skype again and you should be greeted with “Terms and agreements” window, after which you should be able to log in.
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