Questions relating to Microsoft's Skype VOIP application and services.

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sudo apt-get update Not Working | Malformed Line

I was attempting to Install Skype on my system. As some of you already know, Skype is only available for 32-bit Linux systems. So I was following a tutorial online when I attempted to install 32-bit ...
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Installation of Skype 4.3. xx.yy. to Ubuntu 14.10. 64 bit

Thank you for many replies and great interest to this topic, but I would like to repeat my original question: Can I use without problems Synaptic for this installation. Reason: I would like NOT to ...
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Installation of Skype 4.3.with Synaptic to Ununtu 14.10

My question is: Installation of Skype 4.3.0.37... with Synaptic to Ubuntu 14.10 - does Skype work OK with this installation ? In my Synaptic screenshot I see now following packets of Skype ...
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Can't see incoming messages in Empathy and Skype

I have stalled Skype for empathy but only outgoing messages work. When I try to chat to friends I can't see their messages. How do I fix this?
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Skype no video in 13.04

Recently I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04, after struggling a lot, I finally managed to install and run Skype, but no matter what I do, there is no video at all. I have tried every solution from this ...
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“Virtual Device” for Microphone, Speakers, and Ringing

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and and 4.3 Skype. I have a problem with sound. I have speakers connected and a microphone, but on top of that I have my USB headset plugged in. I can hear the sounds in ...
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Skype Not Working. Ubuntu 13.04

I've been using Skype for Linux for a while now. When I tried to use it today, it would freeze and force quit every time I did anything. I am also getting the error message that Skype is not ...
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Copy skype chat history to text files?

I'd like to convert my Skype chat history to a collection of text files for archival purposes. Ideally, I'd like to have a command (e.g. script or app) so that I could do this on a regular basis. ...
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How can my audio input always be the webcam microphone?

Each time I want to use Skype, I have to go in the sound preferences. And there, turn the audio-in to "webcam" and uncheck the "mute" button. It's quite annoying. Is there a way to always keep the ...
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How to let Skype start silently without welcome screen?

I would like to let Skype start without welcome screen, everything what I need to see is a green icon of connected Skype. What and where should I set to reach that? I have checked to log-in ...
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Uninstalling Skype 4.1 from 12.10

I want to completely uninstall Skype 4.1 from the terminal. How do I do that. Also, do I have to delete anything else to make sure I have removed it completely?
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Skype 4.3 IM does not display attached photos

Skype 4.3 IM does not display attached photos. It only shows a weblink. There is also a download window that pops up when Skype is started and nothing seems to download. I think these are some of the ...
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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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Modify Skype's Contacts Contextual Menu

I did not come to the forum before googling my question, and I did my best to insure that my issue was not addressed here before I do it. Here is my question : Is it possible to change the order of ...
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Webcam's Image Upside Down and with Zoom

I'm trying do my notebook's webcam works on Skype 4.1, but I am not having success. The problem is that the webcam's image appears upside down and with zoom. This problem don't happen on Skype ...
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Open-source & Brandable Skype Alternative platform with Webinar functions?

BRANDABLE OPEN SOURCE OR FREE WebRTC PLATFORM FOR A SOCIAL NETWORK WEBSITE Must be able to be integrated into a Social Networking website where each member can have access. Must be brandable & ...
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Sound and video are slow

Whenever I opened google chrome today, everything seemed normal. I played one of my favorite games, and that's when stuff got weird. The sound on the game was slow. Not a major problem. I muted the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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How to forward calls to Skype through an Ubuntu system?

I want to use my iPod for phone conversations. Is it possible to receive cell phone calls by a netbook with SIM slot that is running Ubuntu and then forward it with Skype to my iPod? (Please don't ...
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Skype - 1 in/out jack

I've been trying to configure Skype 4.3 audio on elementary 0.2. I've updated kernel and played around with ALSA as described in various threads here. Uninstalled and reinstalled skype. That fixed all ...
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How can i export Skype Chat history to a text file or other readable file in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I want to be able to export my chat history so I can read it outside of Skype and save it permanently somewhere else. I have seen many suggestion about main.db file in skype directory but unable to ...
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skype install on ubuntu 14.04 dependency hell

im trying to install skype since empathy and pidgin doesnt work so im stuck in the installation, anything seems to work, i tried using synaptics, gdeb with the packages from the page, even tried ...
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integrated webcam issues lenovo t430u ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new user to Ubuntu. I have a fresh install of 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 with the gnome remix. The laptop is Lenovo thinkpad T430u. The issue is my integrated laptop webcam is not working with ...
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Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 13.04 won't open in nVidia Optimus Laptops

Actually this is an answer. Im not asking a question. Last day, I tried to install skype 4.2 on my dell N5110 with nvida Optimus, after the installation when I tried to open skype from dash it didn't ...
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Skype doesn't work anymore

Today I got an update to Skype 4.3. I was really happy to see that and I immediately update it from 4.2 through software update program (default in Ubuntu). After the update I tried to start Skype but ...
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Can't install Skype, unmet dependencies

I could not install skype You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-utopic:i386 : Depends: libllvm3.5:i386 ...
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MIC not working in Ubuntu 14.10

Internal MIC not working in my Ubuntu 14.10 and it was worked in all previous Ubuntu versions. Tested with Skype, Kazam and Hangout. Sound Settings pavucontrol alsamixer ...
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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How to access Skype in Unity?

I don't know how to access Skype in Ubuntu 11.10 because it gives me some error when I press the Skype icon on Unity launcher. Here is a screenshot. It's obvious that another instance of Skype is ...
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Skype with wine crashes

I tried to install the latest Skype with the latest wine (1.7.38). While the installation itself worked, every time I start Skype, after a minute or so, it crashes. Also, there is nothing that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Integrated Webcam not found with lsusb but it shows up in usb-devices?

This is an Alienware Area-51 m15x laptop, pre-2009 so not a Dell product. The integrated webcam worked under Ubuntu 10.x and I actually had it working briefly and could see my face in guvcview after ...
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Skype 4.3 is not logging in on ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 recently. And I have installed Skype using this command in Terminal: sudo apt-get install skype But now when I try to sign into Skype I get the following error: You ...
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Is it possible to apply cheese effects to any application that uses webcam?

I want to record some live videos using Hangouts on Air, or have some fun on my Skype video calls, and I wanted to know if it is possible to apply Cheese's webcam effects to any application that tries ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS is making a weird strange sound like radio frequency

I recently updated to ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am having this issue ever since, a weird strange sound like radio frequency but this doesn't affect any other sound, I can still hear other sounds like ...
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How do you zoom in and out while on a Skype call?

I am using a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 and Skype 2.2.0.25 and Ubuntu 11.04. I can not figure out how to zoom in and out during a video chat, although it is possible under windows using Logitech's ...
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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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Prevent Skype resolvers getting your IP on Ubuntu

I am running Skype version 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 14.10, and I know that on the Windows version there is an option to only allow direct connections to your machine through Skype for Skype contacts, which ...
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Is there an alternative Skype client?

I love Ubuntu, but one thing I think is a pain is skype for it. It's outdated, buggy and generally just not as smooth as a lot of the other Ubuntu software. Is there an alternative for it? I'm not ...
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Cannot change certain skype appearance features Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying to modify my skype appearance using qtconfig, mostly successful, however I cannot figure out how to change the colour of certain fields: Here is the Imageskype-picture to look for? ...
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Can't hear anything from Skype and nobody can hear me

I am using Skype version 4.3.0.37-1 on Ubuntu 14.10, and I am not able to hear anyone, and neither are they able to hear me through Skype. I had a look at the answer to this question, but it did not ...
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How can I prevent Skype from starting automatically on boot?

My girlfriend logged into her Skype account from my Xubuntu 12.10 netbook, and ever since then Skype starts automatically every time I boot. How do I prevent this from happening? Things I've tried: ...
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How to adjust Skype webcam resolution

I have finally gotten my webcam (philips spc 300nc) working in Skype, and i thought i was all set. But the resolution is to low (176x144) so it zoomz in on the side of my face. I downloaded guvcview ...
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Problem with installing Some Packages and Updating my Ubuntu

I am somewhat new to this operating system. I have been using it since 6 months. Initially there was no problem with my operating system but since the day I messed up with some wine software whenever ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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inconsistent recorded audio volume (Lubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo Ideapad G50-45)

I'm a Linux novice, I have a Lubuntu 14.10 installation on a newly bought Lenovo Ideapad G50-45. I managed to install everything myself on a computer that only had DOS, using lots of help from the ...
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Unable to make Skype videocall in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Lenovo Ideapad-Z560 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), iBall external cam USB 2.0. Skype 4.3 I am unable to make video call in Skype. When I go to Skype-->Options-->Video Devices, it ...
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Getting an up-to-date Version of Skype?

The officially distributed version of Skype for Ubuntu is really annoying to use (really outdated), and I want something as close as possible to the Windows experience. I have tried using WINE, which ...
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dark video with Skype

When I use skype the video looks really dark (both to me and the other person). But it doesn't seem to be a problem with the webcam itself, because with Cheese the image looks fine.
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Webcam issues on Lenovo Ideapad Y510 (Ubuntu 14.04)

Skype an Google Hangouts seem to be unable to use my build-in webcam on IdeaPad Y510. In Skype it just does not show me the option to start video conversation. But when I am going to Skype -> Options ...
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Skype: show previously hidden chat; show text in recent chats

In the chat window (Skype > Recent Chats) I have the list of contacts and groups that I've been in touch with recently. I have right-clicked on one of the chat groups which wasn't saved to my ...