What to do when Skype freezes ?

Sometimes Skype freezes silently under Ubuntu and displays that the user is still online, but actually he isn’t. From what I have read on some geek blogs, this is a permission problom.

To fix this Skype problem, remove the read permissions from some files associated with libpulse:

$ cd /usr/lib32
$ sudo chmod a-r libpulse* libpulse-simple* libpulsecommon*

I have put the asterisk * wildcard after the names, because the librepulse, librepulse-simple and librepulsecommon versions may vary from system to system.

Example 1: libpulse.so.0.13.4 libpulse-simple.so.0.0.3 libpulsecommon-1.0.so
Example 2:libpulse.so.0.12.3 libpulse-simple.so.0.0.3 libpulsecommon-0.9.22.so

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