I just installed Skype on my Ubuntu 12.04 again and somehow I can only login if I start Skype via root (sudo skype) in the terminal. If I try otherwise via dash or just "skype" without sudo permission I can't log in, it says "Login failed" or "Sign in failed" (got the German version).
I've downloaded skype for ubuntu, but after several attempts at installing it, and ubuntu even telling me it has been installed, it is nowhere to be found.
This either means that ubuntu has hidden it, or that ubuntu has in fact not installed it. I don't know which it is, but would simply like to use skype. What can I do to convince ubuntu to install skype properly?