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Probably need Realtek driver for my Asus laptop to use headset for skype with combination audio/mic in port: NEWB help?

When I plug in my mike into my Laptop that has 14.04 installed, it shows a popup to decide what I plugged in: headphones or mic. But I want to use a headset that has both for Skype. It is a ...
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Skype on Ubuntu 14.10 can't be installed after upgrade deleted it

I was on Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday, and upgrade with do-release-upgrade. Today, Skype isn't installed anymore. Here is the error I get when installing through the .deb: $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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How I can transfer skype history from Windows to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How I can transfer skype history from Windows to Ubuntu? I tried to copy main.db file from Windows to Ubuntu (/home/.Skype folder) but when I run Skype, it's shutdown. I find this answer Transfer ...
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System Tray icons (Skype, Wifi) and Double Displays

After upgrade no notebook to Ubuntu 14.04, I noticed the missing of my System Tray icons, such as Skype, Dropbox and others. After this, my system tray has back to show my apps: sudo apt-get ...
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Changing what the close button does

Is there was way to make the close (X) button more like the one in Windows or at least change it's properties to same as the minimize button? It's really annoying signing into Steam, exiting the ...
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What is the criteria for software inclusion in Ubuntu software repositories? [duplicate]

I read an Ubuntu Wiki called Skype Ethics. I can't agree more with what is written there. Link here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeEthics. However what about other proprietary software that is included ...
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Can not access skype on ubuntu

I have installed skype on my laptop (Ubuntu) yesterday... It was working properly... Today morning I re-installed Ubuntu completely... Now it is creating trouble... When I am trying to login it ...
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Cannot install skype after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10 Skype was removed from my installed packages. When trying to install I get this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype : Depends: skype-bin I've ...
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Screens keep freezing since update to 14.04

Ever since I updated to Ubuntu 14.04, a lot of software doesn't work. Either when I start it, they already crash, not showing the screen and just giving me a little arrow in the Unity taskbar. I can ...
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Unable to install Skype in

Im using 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in hp Compaq laptop, and when im trying to install using Ubuntu Software Center Im getting following error sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done ...
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unable to install skype on Ubuntu 11.04, 64bits

I have spent a lot of time looking for a solution without success. $ sudo apt-get install skype Lecture des listes de paquets... Fait Construction de l'arbre des dépendances Lecture des ...
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xubuntu slow after installing skype 4.3

I installed Skype 4.3 using the .deb file from the Skype website and while doing so the computer became slow. The processor makes a sound now, like it is using too many resources. However, the Task ...
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unable to detect the video device in skype 4.3.0.37

Currently, I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and tried to install Skype 4.3.0.37. Also, I am able to install and able to hear the voice. But the problem persists for video call as the video device is ...
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Skype opening as 4.0 after I have installed 4.3

I had skype 4.0 installed for ubuntu 12,but go a cannot connect to server error while trying to login. I looked it up and more people updated it to 4.3 by removing the file via terminal. It said it ...
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Skype doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Dell PC but last time Skype didnt work under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Do I have to update Ubuntu to 14.04.1 or update Skype?
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I can't hear anyone on skype/mumble

So recently I've noticed that every time I go on mumble, I can't hear anyone's voice. Mumble has a feature where when someone talks, it lowers the volume, which it does for me, except I do not hear ...
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Skype installation, but asked 2 times the password?

I just recently changed from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, because I always wanted to be more safe in the internet, and also to avoid things like virus. Today, to test if I knew some basic ...
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Problem with video after upgrade to 14.04

I upgrade my computer from 13.10 to 14.04. It is a 32 bits system with a Radeon HD6400 series. After upgrading skype crash when video is connected and VLC also crash when I try to play a video. On the ...
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Unable to do group video call and group screen share using Skype 4.3

For those who duplicated my previous question - Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu; am NOT asking how to install Skype for God's sake!! The question was rather - I already have Skype installed, the thing is there ...
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Skype Issues [Can't Close Fullscreen]

I'm sorry to bug everyone with this and it may have already been answered, but my Skype messed up this morning. It kept making the new notification noise even after I clicked to a chat, so I restarted ...
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Skype version says it is older than it is

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Problem: When I try to login to Skype, it says ¨cannot connect to server¨ - i understand that Skype no longer connects to server when the Skype version is less than 4.3, so my problem ...
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Skype can't connect problem

i know whats the problem why we cannot connect to skype.your skype needs to be updated into skype 6.20 and this file is in this website is in http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/ it works for me ...
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H800 Logitech headphones not working properly

So, I bought these headphones, and I'm trying to use it with Ubuntu. Using it to listen to music (A2DP profile) works perfectly. However, when I try to use them with Skype, Google Hangouts, or ...
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PulseAudio configuration: Option to have two output drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu in my computer, old 'n slow, and decided to install skype to talk with my friends and family. Unfortunately, I want to Skype give me options about what audio output should ...
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Remove users from a Skype group

I executed the /kick fistname lastname /kick [firstname lastname] command in the group I created, but they didn't apply. There is no right-click option as there is on the Windows Skype version to ...
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Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently started using Ubuntu and I think it's better than Windows. The only problem is Skype, whenever I have to do a group video call or group screen sharing I still have to revert to ...
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Why does it take twenty seconds for my microphone to start working in Skype if I pause Clementine?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I've just switched from my aging Logitech headset to a nice comfy GameOne Sennheisser which is not using USB (it plugs in to the pink and green audio sockets). The GameOne ...
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Problems with Logitech HD Webcam C270

I am writing you concerning the webcam mentioned in subject above. I bought this webcam and tried to make it work with skype on a Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit system. Unfortunately there is a problem. When ...
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Microphone not working

My sound input device stopped working without any update or changes in the system. I've tried several ways to make it work, including reinstalling PulseAudio, checking alsamixer, mute buttons, etc.. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped, reinstall alsa, pulseaudio not helping

I have recently successfully upgraded my ubuntu to 14.04. However, I've realized today that the sound is not properly working. The sound stopped working while skyping. I logged out and still no ...
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How should I see the skype chat history from the file main.db located at ~/.Skype/SKYPEUSERNAME/?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Skype 4.3 on my machine. I've taken a file named main.db from the location on my machine ~/.Skype/SKYPEUSERNAME/ Now I want to see the chat history from that file with ...
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Midori crashes randomly and often in 14.04

This is getting worse by the day....clicking on a link does not work, but right-clicking 'open in new tab' works! Sometimes after opening the page, the screen dims, and Midori crashes...Seems to ...
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Which file on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS contains Skype credentials?

I'm using Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS. I've also installed Skype 4.3 for Linux on my machine. But I've forgotten my credentials. If I could get my credentials(i.e. my Skype Username and Password) from some ...
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Random character input starts after typing during short freezes

I've been experiencing a weird behavior with some applications (e. g. Skype), since I updated my Ubuntu to 13.10 and now to Ubuntu 14.04. When my computer "freezes" due to high CPU usage and I happen ...
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Sound Input Works in Audacity but not in PavuControl

I have a weird problem with my sound input. Namely the internal microphone of my laptop does not work with Skype, but it does work with Audacity. When I tried to configure everything, I installed ...
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Skype, Teamviewer [closed]

There are two essential problems with Ubuntu; there is no easy way to install Skype and Teamviewer. And if I can install it, than it doesn't work. Can anybody please prove me wrong?
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Skype Issue writing (New and Old Version)

I'm using: Ubuntu 14.04 Skype (Lastest Version) I'm not sure why this is happening, but It happened also in old Skype versions. I use SKype at work and usually everything works fine, but some ...
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Skype on one sound card, other sounds on second sound card

I need to be able to listen to Skype through headphones and other sounds through the speakers. I want to talk with a friend with a headset and listen to music through speakers at the same time. I have ...
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I can hear but others cannot hear me in Skype

I instilled Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 but I have the problem that the people who I am talking with cannot hear me. What should I do to fix that? (The people I'm trying to talk to are using Skype on ...
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How to install skype in ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

I am trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.02.05. However, I get an error message: rails@rails-desktop:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb sudo: /var/lib/sudo writable ...
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Skype 4.3 screen sharing in group call

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Skype 4.3.37. When I participate in Skype group call and other user share the screen, I am not able to see the screen. If the call is not group call and between 1 to 1, I ...
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Skype 4.3 keeps signing me out in ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Skype 4.3 last month and all have been working fine until yesterday.The problem is that I log in in my account and after some seconds it signs me out unexpectedly.I tried some ...
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Can't skype for Ubuntu 12 work on Ubuntu 14? [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14, but I can't install Skype as the required version of Ubuntu is 12!? Is there a way to run Skype on Ubuntu 14?
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Tecknet CO18 vs Logitech

9-6-14 I have a TeckNet CO18 1080p webcam that halts the operation of my Logitech illuminated wired keyboard. It also doesn't seem to have a working microphone! I started by 1st installing the ...
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Skype and Steam won't load - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a newbie with Linux but have just installed a 32 bit version of Ubuntu onto a old laptop. Whenever I try to run steam I get this message in the terminal: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module ...
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how to prevent skype crashing the wifi connection

The skype program on my ubuntu 14 causes crash in my wifi. After one minute in a call my wifi crashes and i have to restart my computer. I want to fix this issue so that I can speak with Skype without ...
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Skype 4.3.0.37 stopped working after installation of Nvidia 340.32 drivers

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and tried skype, it worked. Now I decided to install the video driver from NVIDIA website, install went successful but now Skype is not starting anymore, no ...
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PulseAudio problems (only showing dummy output)

I have always avoided using PulseAudio because of how problematic it is, but since Skype 4.3 has now dropped Alsa support, I am forced to use PulseAudio, but one problem; it just doesn't work. I can't ...
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skype: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

Have a problem with my Skype on my Kubuntu 14.04 x64. Skype do not start with message "skype: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64". It's just a pain... I ...
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how to call using a synthetic voice in Skype

My goal is to use a synthetic voice in a Skype call. This could be used in a scenario such as being in two meetings at once (one local, one remote) and not being able to speak out loud (in the local ...