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I don't understand why when I open a video call and write in the same time, skype turns off and back again for open it.

I tried again and found the same problem: Skype doesn't let me write while I'm in a video call... Please need help I use it for my study. I use Skype for (ubuntu 12.04 multiraich )

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Hi, welcome to AskUbuntu. It is hard to tell which problems you're facing. Can you explain it a little better? Also, don't forget to check our FAQ. –  Victor Hugo Mar 6 '13 at 22:06
    
skype doesn't let me chat and run in the same time call video ..when do this just skype off and sing out !!!! –  Zinou Pink Mar 7 '13 at 8:59
    
I edited your question to clarify it a little bit. –  Victor Hugo Mar 7 '13 at 14:15
    
I have a similar problem occuring since a few days. It has worked before. I guess it's a problem on Microsoft's side, because I changed nothing. Did you install Skype via Software Center? If yes try the installer from the Skype website. –  chocobai Mar 7 '13 at 15:02
    
Mine, which is installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre, works fine. Please let us know which version of Skype you have, and whether you are using 32-bit or 64-bit Ubuntu. –  Paddy Landau Mar 7 '13 at 15:11
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The version of Skype on the Ubuntu Software Centre is up-to-date and includes plug-ins for 64-bit.

My suggestion is to uninstall the Skype that you downloaded from the website, and install the Ubuntu version. Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter:

sudo apt-get purge skype

This will prompt for your password.

Then install Skype from the standard repositories. In a terminal, enter:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install skype

I also recommend that you update all your packages with:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
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