On Friday 16 January 2009 12:14:54 Rem P Roberti wrote:
I have just installed Skype and the only way that I can launch the
program is
as root.  I know that that is a permissions thing, but I can't figure
out how to
bring up the program as user, or if that is even possible.


This problem only happens on certain setups and we have been unable to find out why it's happening. Skype should (and does) work as a normal user and shouldn't require any permission changes.

Please post the output of any errors you're seeing and the output of uname -a. Also, how are you starting skype? What linux_base are you running?


The output of uname -a: FreeBSD bsd.remdog.net 7.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan 1 14:37:25 UTC 2009 r...@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386

The only way that I can start Skype is via the command line as root. If I try to launch the program as user this results: /usr/local/bin/skype: /usr/local/share/skype/skype: Permission denied

I am currently running linux_base-fc6-6_5 which I installed as per UPDATING 20080318.


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