Skype can't use Oxygen, it appears that it needs a lib32-oxygen pacakge to use Oxygen, which I obviously don't have (as there is not currently a lib32 package available anywhere for Chakra). Is there some way I can fix this without having to switch to the even uglier QtCurve?
If you're like me, you use Firefox and Thunderbird *a lot*. There is a bug in the gtk2-engines-oxygen package which causes these two Mozilla-distributed applications to freeze unexpectedly or run unacceptably slowly in Kubuntu Raring. Some people have tried switching to other GTK themes to alleviate the problem. I tried using Raleigh and it helped with the freezing, but not the slowness.
If you don't mind pulling lib32-libraries in (e.g. when already using wine), use the one from lib32. There are 2 two bundles because one doesn't work with pulse and the other not without it (afaik some users have trouble to get it working at all...)
Removing [solved], the whole reason for a skype bundle is to NOT have to install lib32 packages. New skype bundle will need a rebuild to make sure this missing lib32 package is included, (or found if already included).Bug report is up for this, and confirmed.