[Freeswitch-users] Skype interaction commands on skypiax

Matteo mbrancaleoni at voismart.it
Tue Apr 7 01:13:09 PDT 2009

Ciao Giovanni,

I suggest to update the startskype.sh script by adding a "su username" statement, 
in this way:

instead of starting skype as 

echo "myskypeuser xxx" | DISPLAY=:101 /usr/bin/skype --pipelogin &

is better to do:

su unixusername -c "echo 'myskypeuser xxx' | DISPLAY=:101 /usr/bin/skype --pipelogin &"

for two reason:
you can easily put config into a non-root user
the startskype.sh will work also if called from init.

in fact, a plain 

echo "myskypeuser xxx" | DISPLAY=:101 /usr/bin/skype --pipelogin &

will not work when called from init script,
you have to do (even with root)

su root -c "echo 'myskypeuser xxx' | DISPLAY=:101 /usr/bin/skype --pipelogin &"

in any other way skype will not get the user home directory...

This is my 2c experience on centos 5.2.


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