latest current freezes solid when starting skype.

Edwin L. Culp eculp at
Fri Sep 23 10:17:12 PDT 2005

This is a really strange problem that even I don't believe;)
I have  7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #22: Fri Sep 23 05:39:20 CDT 2005
And when I start skype I get a hard lock.  No console message, no log 
messages, nothing.

Work arounds that are independient of one another:

  Kernel compiled prior to around Sept. 9 works fine zero problems with kde.
  Current Kernel and using xdm in place of kde, works fine with current kernel.

Now I keep my box clean of old libraries and have done a portupgrade 
-Rruf of skype and am now doing one of kde with no changes and even 
that certainly doesn't explain why an older kernel would work unless I 
had some old libraries around, I would assume and the working kernels 
aren't that old.

To make it even more unusual I have 4 other machines showing the same 
symptoms.  They are all AMD 32 bit w/ different motherboards and from 
256M to 2M in memory.  I don't have anything with an intel chip to test 
on.  We are low budget here :D

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated, I have no idea where else 
to look.



P.S.  Should I post a copy of this to current?  I haven't because      
I don't like multiple list posting.

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