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Skype can't connect

After I restarted my computer to finish a upgrade, I could not log in at Skype anymore. It only shows the message: Skype can't connect. If I try web version it works. I'm using Skype 4.2.
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Skye videocall upside down

I'm have installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Asus k50fa and when I use the webcam on Skype the video is upside down and on cheese is working fine. The webcam is the one build in with the laptop Can ...
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Skype sign in: Server Connect Failed

When I try signing in to skype , I get the message "Sign in Failed - Server Connect Failed". To resolve this issue I tried almost everything, from removing Skype completely to install Skype again and ...
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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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Skype throws a symbol lookup error after upgrade to 11.10

Upgraded to 11.10 and Skype is no longer working. I get the following error: skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol: _ZN5QFile3mapExxNS_14MemoryMapFlagsE Tried both downloading from ...
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skype crashes in ubuntu 12.04

I am using linux, in fact I started using ubuntu when I first met computers. If I remember it correctly, I am using ubuntu since 4.04. I also tried other linux versions. Skype worked perfectly fine ...
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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 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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Skype 4.3 will not install, continues to install 4.2 [duplicate]

I cannot seem to get Skype 4.3 to install on my laptop (14.04) I have followed many a instillation guide, but every time it seems to install 4.2 again. I am completely stumped.
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How do I remove Skype 4.3 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit)

I installed Skype on my nephew's new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, and now we've decided to remove it. But I'm not able to locate it in my Installed programs section of Ubuntu Software Center. I'm able to ...
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Skype in Outlook.com in Ubuntu won't work

I wouldn't normally ask a question like this on AskUbuntu - it's more related to web browsers is what some people might say. But, if you read on, you'll see why I'm asking it on this forum: If I go ...
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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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How to install Skype with Ubuntu 13.04

jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This ...
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Skype 4.3 Core dump

Xubuntu 14.04new install Skype 4.2 does not sign in anymore. Skype 4.3 does not start. crashes with the following: username@sempron:~/Downloads$ gdb skype GNU gdb (Ubuntu 7.7-0ubuntu3.1) 7.7 ...
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How to install libqt4-webkit?

New version of Skype requires libqt4-webkit, but when i trying to install it i get this error: web@web-X501A1 ~ $ sudo apt-get install libqt4-webkit [sudo] password for web: Reading package lists... ...
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Some fonts come up as fractions in applications

My skype has long since been using a fraction font to display caller names. This looked funny but didn't bother me since I knew who I was calling. However Now I am trying to login with the Everpad ...
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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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just upgraded to 14.04 and my super key doesn't work and I can't find the dash either

I have been using an old version of Ubuntu and then Skype stopped working an I was told I would need to upgrade. So now I have had the experience of upgrading to this new version 14.04 and Skype ...
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Skype and 14.04, get to the main window directly

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I'm currently going through all the things the upgrade messed up (themes, icons, menus, ...). One of the last things I'd like to fix is the Skype icon ...
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Skype video freeze

Ubuntu 12.04 been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb if I ...
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QuickCam E 3500 working from Cheese, but not Skype

I have a Logitech which I remember to be working fine from skype some releases, ago, since Lucid it is not functional from skype. The /dev/video0 from the webcam shows up on the skype device list but ...
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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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Webcam upside down when using skype

When I use skype my video is upside down. But when I use Google hangouts or cheese it is fine. How do I fix this? I have tried many things and nothing ever has worked. My laptop is a Asus K53E.
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I can not uninstall skype from the Ubuntu Software Center

I tried opening ubuntu software center to uninstall skype, but it doesn't list ANY software under the installed tab. it doesn't list my firefox browser, skype, or anything else. What do I do now?
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How do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray)

I installed Skype 4.0 following this guide. However my little Skype icon in the unity status bar (in the top right corner with clock, volume, etc.) is gone. How do I get it back?
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installing skype

I have recently like many received a notification from skype to upgrade my version of skype (which is no more working anyway). I have followed all the steps on the website - then on ubuntu BUT still ...
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Can't install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem. I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have tried until now: sudo ...
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Skype “can't connect” on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 32bit. Since a couple of days Skype doesn't work anymore: "Skype can't connect". It is Skype version 4.2. I know there have been other posts regarding this problem. Here it ...
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No sound on Skype

I use Skype for Ubuntu, but there is a problem: I cannot send and receive sound. When I open the Skype's options window in the sound and microphone devices it says that in all I use a "virtual ...
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How to install Skype 4.3?

Skype 4.3 is just released with considerable improvements. As a regular Skype user I want to use the latest Skype on my Ubuntu 14.04, but there is no updates from Update Manager. Even in Skype website ...
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install skype 4.3 on ubuntu 14.04 get more depends [closed]

Trying install skpye 4.3 on ubuntu 14.04 flow How to install skype 4.3 and it get depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~), libc6 (>= 2.7), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libqt4-dbus (>= 4:4.5.3), ...
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Installing software for older versions of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (64 bit), and I wanted to install Skype. But Skype does not have a download for version 14.04. http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ ...
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After the Skype update, on Ubuntu 12.04, it crashes directly after log in.

That's exactly it. I've done everything every other forum and Google search suggested. (With the exception of one guy saying to delete the /.Skype folder.) I just couldn't find the folder. I'm at an ...
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Skype starts and exits right away

I installed 4.3 Skype. When I try to log in, it logs me in, I see a the box appear. Then it suddenly switches off. It quits.
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Cannot install skype 4.3 on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

whenever I upgrade to Skype 4.3 it still opens Skype 4.2 please help!
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How to upgrade skype from 4.2 to 4.3 [duplicate]

I installed skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb from the skype website, but when I start Skype, it is still 4.2, not 4.3. I've tried sudo apt-get remove skype, then installing it, but it didn't ...
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PulseAudio Manager gives the error Connection failure: Connection refused

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and recently had to upgrade to PulseAudio due to Skype not working with ALSA. However it doesn't seem to be working. I've tried the following Why am I getting this ...
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Systray Icons missing after App Crash

After installing Alarm Clock (alarm-clock) from the Software Center, the program immediately crashed and made the icons in my systray disapear except for Power, Sound, Time/Date, and the Gear. I ...
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Skype Upgrade- for Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Skype says they're retiring the Linux version of Skype and that I must upgrade. But there is no upgrade for Ubuntu 14.04. My life is on Skype. I'm new to Linux...if you can help, I need the answer in ...
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Why there is not full list of Skype notifications

After I reinstalled Ubuntu, I have the newest skype version installed now. And now I keep getting notifications at the right bottom corner, who came online, who went offline. I would like to get rid ...
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I want to split sound

I would like to split sound between skype and games/music/system. I want skype to use headphones plugged in, and system to use speakers. Is that possible? Microphone - mic in PINK Headphones - audio ...
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Skype crash on start up after update

I recently updated skype from 4.2 to 4.3. Now skype always crashes immediately after starting without any error message. I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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new skype will not install in lucid due to dependency on libqt4-network 4:4.8.0

today I was not able to log into skype in lucid as the newest version of skype is now required. Running the deb package gives a dependency error that libqt4-network 4:4.8.0 is required. Lucid ...
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How do I re-activate PulseAudio? (followed guide on skype.com)

I disabled PulseAudio to be able to use my microphone for Skype, and now the volume controls don't work, which I understand, is a common problem. I read that somebody fixed their Skype microphone by ...
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skype 4.3.0.37 typing is slow on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the latest skype from their website 4.3.0.37 , on my ubuntu laptop, (14.04) LTS. (from the debian package skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb) and after a couple days, it ...
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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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Skype on my laptop not working

Skype on my Ubuntu laptop is not working. It is signing in, then a small window comes up, then closes, and it crashes every time. Output of uname -a: Linux Vostro-2520 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu ...
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Problems with Skype (4.2.0.11)? Turns out, it's tor!

I am not sure if I'm looking at a network problem or a bug here. Since the update to 4.2.0.11 my Skype can't connect any more. My room-mate has the same problem. We're both on Ubuntu Raring Ringtail ...
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Skype shows “Virtual device” for Microphone, speakers and ringing

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Skype 4.03.0.37. my audio devices are working fine but when I make Skype calls I can't hear the other person neither they can hear me. when I checked Skype audio settings ...
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Setup Blue Eyeball Webcam for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx for Skype

My Blue Eyeball Webcam works for the application cheese out-of-the-box in Ubuntu. Now I would like to use it for Skype for which it does not work. What can I do? UPDATE3: I had limited time to ...