February 6, 2018 at 10:29 pm #16648
About 3 weeks ago, Tamara complained about no video with Skype4linux and demanded I fix it. (she’ll be lucky).
Anyway, by coincidence, Mint at that moment provided an updated version, so I installed it. Oh dear!. Now, as soon as she logged in, the skype “shell” remained, but everything else disappeared. Now no Skype at all. Three other units included my own, all with Mint, worked OK. A web search provided a list of non-working fixes, with the common “working” solution being to go back to the previous version with sound but no video. Terminal :-
sudo apt-get install skypeforlinux=18.104.22.168
And to ensure it does not get updated, add :-
sudo apt-mark hold skypeforlinux.
(In fact I did the 22.214.171.124 backdate, and Tamara blithely applied updates and promptly killed it again, so when I again backdated, I added the “Hold” line.
I see there is now a new update (126.96.36.199 I think) which I thought I should try. How do I “UN-HOLD” the old version, something I should have considered beforehand.
February 7, 2018 at 7:26 am #16654
Ed PParticipant@edpsForumite Points: 2,285
You unhold it!
sudo apt-mark unhold skypeforlinux.00February 7, 2018 at 6:55 pm #16680
Les.Participant@oldlesForumite Points: 247
Ed, thanks for that. I guessed it would be something like that, in fact “unhold” went thro my mind, but thought better to ask first.
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