Assertion ‘b’ failed at pulsecore/memblock.c:454, function pa_memblock_acquire(). Aborting

My skype started crashing all of a sudden with the above error. The suggested fix for now is to set enable-shm = no in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf or /etc/pulse/server.conf, whichever file your distribution uses. Restart X after updating the configuration.

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