I was running skype 22.214.171.124 on my 64-bit laptop for weeks (installed in /opt, from an official skype binary archive, plus few 32-bit stuff to get it working), when suddenly it stopped working, no way to start it:
$ skype Fatal: QWidget: Must construct a QApplication before a QPaintDevice Aborted
A quick search on the Internet brought some possible solution, basically configuring prelink to skip skype binary, uninstall skype, reinstall it. I was doubtful about uninstall/reinstall step since I
didn’t install it using a RPM but from a binary archive. Anyway I did it, restarted even the computer. No way to start skype.
For now I’m stuck w/ an former staticQT 126.96.36.199 version of skype, which has no support for MSN accounts. Please note that I’m not using skype+msn because I want, but because I need to (@work).
Did anybody ever solve this issue or has a clue about how to do it?