[CentOS] CentOS 7, skype ceased functioning

Sun May 5 21:03:08 UTC 2019
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On 2019-05-04, soko.tica
<soko.tica at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been using CentOS 7 on a laptop for a while now (about two years),
> using skypeforlinux all the time.
> After today's update, skype ceased to start as a service, as it used to be
> configured. It fails to start manually, e.g., it does start and is listed
> as a job, but it doesn't appear visible on the desktop.
> In the case you know something about it, please let us all know.
> Regards,
> [brn at hekuba ~]$ uname -a
> Linux hekuba.home.lan 3.10.0-693.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Aug 22 21:09:27 UTC
> 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

It's unlikely that the Skype developers have done much testing on CentOS
7 specifically. You might have better luck with the flathub version[1]
which uses a common runtime across all distros.

1: https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.skype.Client