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I am trying to launch the newest skype versions (~)8.57.0.116-r1 (~)8.58.0.93 on my Gentoo and it won't launch, the only error being this line in dmesg

traps: skypeforlinux[17278] trap int3 ip:55e99ed962ff sp:7ffc54486f30 error:0 in skypeforlinux[55e99ce7f000+5422000]

I tried chmod 4755 /usr/share/skypeforlinux/chrome-sandbox, but there is no chrome-sandbox in the package's files whatsoever.

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  • Do you install it with emerge from official repositories? – BlueManCZ Apr 10 '20 at 8:08
  • I just tested it and it works fine for me. – BlueManCZ Apr 10 '20 at 8:09
  • BluemanCZ, Yes, I install it from official repositories. – Penter Pro Apr 10 '20 at 8:16
  • I found Gentoo ebuild is set to remove chrome-sandbox according to this bug. Maybe you could try to use it by extracting skypeforlinux-<version>.rpm archive and copying chrome-sandbox file to /opt/skypeforlinux/. – BlueManCZ Apr 10 '20 at 8:30
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    Another solution could be enabling CONFIG_USER_NS=y in your kernel configuration and kernel recompilation. – BlueManCZ Apr 10 '20 at 8:35
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You can try sudo sysctl kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1 and then try to restart it and see if it starts up.

I remember an issue on Arch where it required access to unprivileged user namespaces.

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