Skype crashes just after logging in

I now cannot load Skype on my Mac book Pro. I get logged in, I see the friends list, then bam, it dies.

I’ve reinstalled different versions
deleted preferences and plist files
removed application I had installed (battlefield 2142) just prior to it not working, but that didn’t help
logged in as a new user on MBP
logged into skype as different user
ran Skype.app from DMG
deleted all contacts from Addressbook and turned off the option to load from it
started iChat and opened video preview, then started skype – nope.

Anyone seen this before?

Here’s the top of the crash log:

Process: Skype [22791]
Path: /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype
Identifier: com.skype.skype
Version: 2.6.0.151 (2.6.0.151)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [161]

Date/Time: 2008-05-08 11:56:20.452 -0500
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5.2 (9C7010)
Report Version: 6

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000004
Crashed Thread: 0

  1. Ok found the fix over here:
    https://developer.skype.com/jira/browse/SCM-296

    Apparently, it’s an apple bug and you simply need to remove the Alex voice from system/library/Speech/Voices. Move it to trash and all is well.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s