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How to fix Skype on Debian 64bits constant crashing

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If you use Debian 64bits and Skype you may run into some trouble installing it and running it, since there is no 64bit version of Skype, setup is a little bit more complicated. The debian wiki explains how to install Skype on Debian and points to some troubleshooting, but not the one I was having.

Once I upgraded to Skype 4.0.2.11 on Debian 7, I started to have lots of crashes, to the point that I couldn’t use the application anymore.

After almost two months of frustrating constant Skype crashes, I finally found the missing piece. The error I was constantly getting was the following:

*** Error in `skype': corrupted double-linked list: 0xe2ee83e8 ***

To fix it, install libpulse0:i386

sudo apt-get install libpulse0:i386

Even though the Debian wiki indicates you should install it if you have audio problems, you must install it to avoid constant crashing.

By Gabriel Saldaña

Gabriel Saldaña is a web developer, photographer and free software advocate. Connect with him on and Twitter

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