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Skype upgrade: P2P connect failed

Submitted by Druss on Sun, 2008-10-05 21:55

If you are using Skype on Linux and run into the error message "P2P connect failed" while trying to sign in, then your configuration file is very likely corrupt. The fix is to just delete the .Skype directory from your home directory and restart Skype. If you have anything worth saving inside this directory, you can simply rename it instead or alternatively, back it up elsewhere prior to deletion.

The version of Skype on my system is and it was installed (and upgraded) from the Medibuntu repository. I'm pretty certain that the previous version was working fine.

N.B. Files and directories beginning with a period are, by default, hidden.


Wow, what a dumb ass suggestion. Sure doing this will fix it but you will loose all of your chat histories and everything else when all you need to do is delete the shared.xml file that lies within the .skype direction. But hey, maybe that's too complicated, better off to just buy a new computer and re-install skype.

Hi Jubal,
Thank you for the post ... It solved my problem ... :)