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Sometimes i kill apps using killall -9, including Skype. This is usually not an issue, but sometimes Skype doesn't connect to a network until i reboot a machine. It starts, then infinitely performing its "connecting..." animation after i entered login/password. Erasing the ~/.Skype doesn't helps. Seems to be Skype has something very survivable that keeps some kind of state of something (like shared memory descriptor/state) between skype's launches. What can it be? What i should try to "rm"/reset/clean? What i should write to what system variable?

I know: killall -9 is unusual procedure, skype is a "one giant bug" and so on. But this is kind of research for me: why that could be happening.

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  • kill -9 shouldn't be used routinely. See superuser.com/questions/354784/… – jlliagre Feb 7 '14 at 23:21
  • If you have to do this “sometimes” and killall isn’t working, uninstall Skype, because it may be behaving like one giant bug. – Ry- Feb 7 '14 at 23:33
  • @minitech killall is working perfectly. The problem is in next launches. – pavelkolodin Feb 7 '14 at 23:37
  • killall by itself. -9 is KILL. Default is TERM. Use TERM. – Ry- Feb 8 '14 at 17:04
  • @minitech the question is not about using killall properly :) – pavelkolodin Feb 9 '14 at 17:42

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