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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:34:40 -0900
From:      Beech Rintoul <>
Cc:        Rem P Roberti <>, Beech Rintoul <>
Subject:   Re: skype permissions
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On Friday 16 January 2009 12:14:54 Rem P Roberti wrote:
> I have just installed Skype and the only way that I can launch the
> program is
> as root.  I know that that is a permissions thing, but I can't figure
> out how to
> bring up the program as user, or if that is even possible.
> Rem

This problem only happens on certain setups and we have been unable to find 
out why it's happening. Skype should (and does) work as a normal user and 
shouldn't require any permission changes.

Please post the output of any errors you're seeing and the output of uname -a. 
Also, how are you starting skype? What linux_base are you running?


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