The Quick and Dirty Method to Make Skype Working on Ubuntu 13.04 Running Nvidia Proprietary Drivers

I have just written this article. But there is also an easier solution.

This is the quick and dirty way for making Skype work on Ubuntu 13.04 running Nvidia drivers:

Just add this alias in your ~/.bashrc file:

alias skype='export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1 && /usr/bin/skype'

But, if you want to keep your terminal usable (demonize the process), add this alias to your ~/.bashrc:

alias skype='export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1 && nohup /usr/bin/skype &> /dev/null &'

Now, type skype in your terminal and it will launch the Skype Messenger.

 

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One comment on “The Quick and Dirty Method to Make Skype Working on Ubuntu 13.04 Running Nvidia Proprietary Drivers
  1. boriseto says:

    It works with AMD drivers too.

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