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This is a Linux instal not a MS Windows. There are no options listed in the Linux version other than Advanced. Advanced has the choices of:

‘Enable Skype WiFi’ (off)


Use port (0) for incoming connections Drop Down Proxy Settings (Automatic Proxy Detection)
Host (blank) Port (blank)
User (blank) Password (blank)

And that is it. No additional tabs not additional choices. I will not have this software on any of our business computers

13 thoughts on - NUX Skype For Linux

  • You have logged in, right? There’s a dozen categories of options once you log in and go to Skype -> Options. skype-

  • Hello James,

    Here in CentOS6: system menu / preferences/ startup applications. Remove the entry that causes Skype to start.


  • I did not find anything in ~ and only this in /etc. Where else should I look?

    find /etc -type f | xargs grep -in skype

    /etc/pki/tls/certs/ Subject:
    C=US/postalCode8477, ST=Florida, L=English/street=Sea Village 10, O=Google Ltd., OU=Tech Dept., OU=Hosted by GTI Group Corporation, OU=PlatinumSSL,


    /etc/pki/tls/certs/ Bogus Skype Binary file /etc/.git/index matches





    /etc/.etckeeper:299:maybe chmod 0644 ‘dbus-1/system.d/skype.conf’

    /etc/.etckeeper:1233:maybe chmod 0644 ‘prelink.conf.d/skype.conf’

    /etc/selinux/targeted/contexts/files/file_contexts:2829:/usr/bin/skype — system_u:object_r:execmem_exec_t:s0

    /etc/selinux/targeted/modules/active/file_contexts.template:2908:/usr/bin/skype — system_u:object_r:execmem_exec_t:s0

    /etc/selinux/targeted/modules/active/file_contexts:2829:/usr/bin/skype — system_u:object_r:execmem_exec_t:s0

    /etc/prelink.conf.d/skype.conf:1:-b /usr/bin/skype

  • I don’t see any files or configuration in the ‘skype’ package in the Nux repo that would indicate it is installing a startup service. Also, some trivial testing with the program doesn’t make it start up when I log out and back in.

    I’m curious how you got it to start up automatically? Maybe your desktop environment is starting it up automatically because it was running when you last shut it down?

  • listed

    Once one is logged into ones Skype account then the program shows many more options. None of which that I can find control whether or not to start the program automatically.

  • Thank you. I had not thought of that, probably because I never encountered the need before. None-the-less, there is no entry in that list which appears related to Skype.

  • The desktop I just does not have that option checked in System Preferences. So if that is the case it is not by intent. In any case. I have since shutdown and restarted the gnome session multiple times without Skype running and it auto-starts every time regardless.

  • It blacklists /usr/bin/skype from prelink. Not sure why, but it wouldn’t affect make your system automatically start skype.

    Read ‘man prelink.conf’:

    -b –black-list=PATH
    This option allows blacklisting certain
    paths, libraries or binaries. Prelink will not
    touch them during prelinking.

  • I suggest grepping around in your dotfiles, look in
    ~/.config/autostart/ and your window manager’s configuration.

  • Have you tried insuring that Skype is NOT running, then set your desktop to
    “save session on logout”. Then logout.

  • On a side note: James, you may want to think of getting rid of prelink altogether. The only downside is: it allegedly makes starting new process with new binary faster. However, for that it walks nightly through all you libraries and touches each of them (I’m purposefully omitting the details if what it does). This effectively defeats almost all ways to track your system integrity. When if was first included into (RHEL/CentOS) standard installation set I had an “artificial” incident which was just prelink cron job touched all my libraries. (Hence, you can understand my strong
    “attitude” towards prelink). I have prelink excluded in all my kickstart files since that event. At some point I noticed RH took the same point of view, and prelink is not in any of default installation sets (somebody, correct me).

    Just my $0.02.


    Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247

  • We removed prelink from all systems some time ago mainly due to its interference with aide.

    I have searched the entire system using ‘find /etc -type f | xargs grep -in skype’ and ‘find /home -type f | xargs grep -in skype’ and found nothing beyond what was previously reported here.

    I have since removed the software via ‘yum history rollback’. And it will not be returning.

    Thanks for the help.