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I have a HP Envy 17 3d Notebook on which I installed Ubuntu 13.04 today (replaced the Windows 7 at installation). After Ubuntu installation, I started downloading & installing software from Ubuntu Software Center. I couldn't find Skype in Ubuntu Software Center, so I went to and started downloading from there. After downloading, it showed up in Ubuntu Software Center and I clicked install. After some time the Skype icon shows up in Dash, but the application doesn't launch.

Please help me. I'm new to Ubuntu.

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marked as duplicate by Mitch, Uri Herrera, Raja, Luis Alvarado Apr 29 '13 at 21:24

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Which file did you download? – Mitch Apr 29 '13 at 7:51

check out the fifth item The links below is to fix this issue with proprietary Nvidia drivers (and possibly AMD) and Skype: webup8 link

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Aditya Apr 29 '13 at 9:29
it's true, thank you for the advice. :D – Alessandro Apr 29 '13 at 9:48

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