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Old 3rd October 2012, 05:04 PM
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[SOLVED] Skype unreadable colors on Fedora 16 64bit KDE

Greetings.

I installed skype 4 on my Fedora 16 64bit using yum to pull the dependencies automatically.
Skype runs okay but the color scheme does not follow system settings. Currently selected user in the contact list appears in black text on a dark blue background making it almost unreadable. I have attached the screenshot. Did anyone experience the same thing?
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Old 27th October 2012, 05:35 PM
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Re: Skype unreadable colors on Fedora 16 64bit KDE

Hi,
I had the same problem and in my case it was caused by incomplete entries in the Qt configuration file:
~/.config/Trolltech.conf
Particularly by the entry which is apparently related to the active KDE theme (Oxygen in my case):
usr\lib\kde4\plugins\styles\oxygen.so=0, 1, , 2012-08-07T19:49:32
found in a section named:
[Qt%20Plugin%20Cache%204.8.false]
The fix is to remove this entry and restart Skype. After that the entry should be re-added to the file, but this time it should be complete and Skype should use the same theme as the rest of the desktop. The re-added (complete) entry should look something like this:
usr\lib\kde4\plugins\styles\oxygen.so=40802, 0, i386 linux g++-4 full-config, 2012-08-07T19:49:32
You may want to remove other incomplete entries from the file too before restarting the Skype, but in my case it was enough to remove just the single entry to make it work.

Note that it seems that the incomplete entries are created by any Qt program for all libraries it stumbles across which are of a different architecture than the program itself (if the entires for the libraries are not already present). I.e. if a 64bit Qt program is run it creates incomplete entries for all 32bit libraries it stumbles across (if the entries for them are not already present) and vice versa - a 32bit Qt program creates incomplete entries for all 64bit libraries it stumbles across (if the entries for them are not already present).

HTH,
Michal
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Old 29th October 2012, 10:15 AM
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Talking [SOLVED] Re: Skype unreadable colors on Fedora 16 64bit KDE

Thanks a lot mate!

Your suggestion reminded me that I might have needed 32bit version of oxygen.so to point to in Trolltech.conf. I did have a line for 64bit version:
Code:
usr\lib64\kde4\plugins\styles\oxygen.so=40802, 0, x86_64 linux g++-4 full-config, 2012-08-07T21:49:20
but not for 32bit.

So all I had to do is to:
Code:
[root@everest alarm]# rpm -q -f /usr/lib64/kde4/plugins/styles/oxygen.so
kde-workspace-libs-4.8.5-2.fc16.x86_64
[root@everest alarm]# yum install kde-workspace-libs.i686
It pulled 100+ dependencies... But Skype has normal colors finally
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