brent Thanks for your reply.
I can run snaps from terminal by just typing the name ie. "blender" or "skype" but when I do type skype it just returns with a new prompt (whereas "blender" launches the snap).
I can launch flatpaks from terminal with the full name like:
flatpak run com.spotify.Client
and that gives me output and runs the application.
snap run skype gives me no output 🙁
When I run skype from the solus menu, nothing happens whatsoever, so not sure where it crashes. I'm not familiar with dmesg, but I can do some poking around for any debugging tools.