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After a long time of happy Skyping, I now seem to have picked up a conflict. When I try to open Skype 2.1 Beta which is the one on Ubuntu ...
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    Skype conflict on Ubuntu 10.04


    After a long time of happy Skyping, I now seem to have picked up a conflict. When I try to open Skype 2.1 Beta which is the one on Ubuntu that I have been using, the login fails. The message is that there is possibly another version of Skype already in operation.

    I went to the Skype site and changed my password, then I connected via the Skype website, no problem, but with straight Beta. This works fine, but when I exit Skype, I have to re-connect via the website again, the version on my system is unable to connect, apparently due to the presence of the other version.

    I have uninstalled all Skype software and re-installed afresh, still does not help. Can someone please help?

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    Start Skype from terminal, do you see any error messages? It may be as simple as having a stale lock file.

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    Thanks, starting in terminal sorted out sequence, opened 2.1 Beta but I think the straight Beta version must be somewhere, have tried to locate it and delete it to avoid similar problems in future but unable to find it.

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    If there is another Skype running you should see it with ps command.

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    Thanks, how do I initiate ps command?

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    Open a terminal and type ps.

    ps a
    ps ax

    See man ps for syntax.

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