Wednesday, 9 May 2012

''another skype instance may exist''

You wan't to login to skype, but you can't because you receive the following error: ''another skype instance may exist''.

This seems to be a common problem with Skype and Ubuntu.

Solution:

1) Open the terminal. (Dash Home: type: terminal)
2) Type ps aux
3) Look for the skype process and the process number
4) Type kill -9 xxxx (process nr. eg. 4557)
5) Start Skype and login.

Does this work for you? Leave me a comment!