Starting Skype

Anton Stamenov anton.stamenov at
Thu Nov 9 09:21:06 UTC 2006

I'm using FreeBSD 6.2-prerelease, and use Skype all the time, without
any problems. Infact I'm satisfied with its performance, audio is
perfect, I mange to change the skin, now looks great.
It is a fresh install of the 6.2-prerelease, I can't remmeber when I
checked out the src, but can check if it is important.

Note: I don't know if it is related but adding this to my /etc/hosts,
helps me for a lot of net-applications problems.		localhost aislap

where aislap is my hostname, and this is the only active line in the

On Thu, 09 Nov 2006, Stefan Lambrev wrote:
> Are you using FreeBSD 6.2-prerelease i386 ? because I have similar problems.
> When I start skype as user (never tried with superuser) it cannot 
> connect, and while trying
> to do so, it fuck up the whole network. Also when this happened skype 
> cannot be killed with -9 even.
> I tried to find something with ktrace, but I really do not understand 
> very much what's going on.
> I notice that skype goes mad and calls a lot gethostbyname().
> Well skype is binary (for linux) without debug symbols in it so I guess 
> it is almost impossible to know what happens,
> and may be those complains have to be sent to ? :)
> Rem P Roberti wrote:
> >I can start Skype as user, but when I try to do this the programs runs 
> >extremely slowly, all inputs and screens take forever to respond, and 
> >the program doesn't remember my login name and password.  When I start 
> >Skype as root everything seems to function perfectly.  What is going 
> >on there?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Rem
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