Fixing skype on Ubuntu 16.04

For some weird reason my skype doesn’t open normally within Ubuntu 16.04 since it miss a required library, throwing on my face the error below:

$ skype
skype: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

For a final solution, do:

Edit the file /etc/, as root:

$ sudo gedit /etc/

Add the following line to this file, save and close it:


Then, to finish it, update your systems libraries, as root:

$ sudo ldconfig

And that’s it, your skype should open without hassle now.

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