Skype on Linux is pretty crappy, it's a 32bit system only. Make sure you configure qt-static.

[ebuild   R   ~] net-im/skype-4.0.0.8  USE="-pax_kernel qt-static" 0 kB

Becuase this thing is 32bit you'll need to make sure you have multi-lib stuff, I also have all these emulation libs.

$ equery l '*emul*' 
 * Searching for *emul* ...
[IP-] [  ] app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-baselibs-20120520:0
[IP-] [  ] app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-db-20120520:0
[IP-] [  ] app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-gtklibs-20120520:0
[IP-] [  ] app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-medialibs-20120520:0
[IP-] [  ] app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-opengl-20120520:0
[IP-] [  ] app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-qtlibs-20120520:0
[IP-] [  ] app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-sdl-20120127:0
[IP-] [  ] app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-soundlibs-20120520-r2:0
[IP-] [  ] app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-xlibs-20120520:0

Audio Problems

Some times you may have audio issues, possibily related to PulseAudio. I like to just connect Skype to ALSA. We have to configure PulseAudio to not automatically start, cause Skype always asks.

Here is the output from ~/.pulse/config

autostart=no

That will force Skype to use ALSA.

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