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Ubuntu Skype and kdewallet issues

Two quick housekeeping hacks.

1. If you use Skype under Ubuntu and cannot log in with the error message ‘another instance may exist’, you should check your permission at ~/.Skype. They’ve probably been fubared when you last ran Skype as root (which you really shouldn’t.. yes yes, I know).

2. If you get the kdewallet error (error -9, cannot read, possibly wrong password). You can simply delete your .kwl file at ~/.kde/share/apps/kwallet

The next app you try and run will ask you for a password. When you type your password, it’ll be saved to your new keyring.

  1. Lee Marriott
    July 23rd, 2009 at 11:45 | #1

    Thank you for your comment on the kdewallet error -9. I upgraded from opensuse 11 to 11.1 and could not figure out the required password. Had to copy the .kwl file from kde to kde4, which worked!
    Thanks again.

  2. July 23rd, 2009 at 16:39 | #2

    You’re most welcome Lee. I’m glad to have been of help.

  3. October 26th, 2009 at 00:24 | #3

    Dman, this beginning to was annoying me.

    Thanks for figuring this one out!

    You helped me unfubar what I couldn’t see :)

  4. October 26th, 2009 at 09:52 | #4

    Jagtesh, you’re most welcome. I appreciate the positive feedback, this is why we write these articles! :-)

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