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Lenovo G50-30 mic built in volume problem

my built in mic (the laptop is a lenovo g50-30) is too low and a bit distorted. I've tried it on skype and even in the audio settings the orange bars are pretty low. The mic is pre-amplificated above ...
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Ubuntu wants to remove 400+ packages to install skype [on hold]

Ubuntu 13.10, 64 bit, everything was fine until I installed amarok (hello Qt) just to listen ONE song in .aac format. This thing have deleted skype, and updated/downgraded/removed ~15 other packages, ...
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Fix Skype audio input in Mint 17 Cinnamon [closed]

Ubuntu 14.04 (using the Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon desktop, which isn't really relevant in this case) HDA Intel PCH The microphone works well (tested with VLC's capture mode), but Skype won't catch any ...
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microphone not workin on skype 4.3.0.37 with ubuntu 14.04.1

I've got a Lenovo B50-70 , it has Ubuntu 14.04.1 os . I downloaded skype but can't make the microphone work on it.I already tried most of the solutions I found on the web and nothing worked. Please ...
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Microphone not working?

I am new to ubuntu and have recently installed the latest version instead of windows. I installed skype and the microphne seemed to not be working... So I checked settings and the built in mic on my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 missing dependencies

I'm facing a problem trying to install a number of packages which include the following: Skype: i tried $ sudo apt-get install skype error : the following packages have unmet dependencies skype: ...
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can't find downloaded skype [closed]

I've downloaded skype onto my lubuntu machine (dell mini 1210). But I can't see it anywhere to run it. On ubuntu on a different machine the icon is visible but on lubuntu I've searched around but ...
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Webcam doesn't work on Skype

I want to have a video call with someone on skype and the video doesn't work. I have 4.3 Skype version. Some help.
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Skype requires sudo access to run?

Okay, so I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and from there upgraded to 14.10. My installation is 64bit. I have installed several other programs and all work fine. For some reason when I try to run ...
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Skype task bar notification in Lubuntu 14.04

How to enable Skype chat window flashing on new message in Lubuntu 14.04? When a new message arrives, only Skype notification (in lower right corner) appears, if a chat window is already opened ...
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skype fails to start or crashes in 14.04

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing using different methods on Stack Exchange but the result is always the same, Skype fails to start at all or, very occasionally crashes with an error "skype ...
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...
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Skype for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I installed the skype software for ubuntu 12.04 but I can not connect with the skype there is a warning that "server connection failure" and I can not communicate. Does anyone knows where I can get ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS very low mic volume on HP nc6120

Already browsed questions database but no luck. on win my mic works flawless on ubuntu well i can't record anything. Tried so far: alsamixer gnome alsamixer micboost Various solutions found on ...
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How to connect my logitech Quickcam Chat in Skype 4.3.0.37 when using Ubuntu 14.04?

I just installed Skype 4.3.0.37 on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. The system runs on Ubuntu 14.04. Did the sound check in Skype and that works perfect, but I am unable to connect the webcam to Skype. I ...
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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 [on hold]

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 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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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 ...