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

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How do I install Skype?

I want to install Skype, but I can't locate it in Software Center or by using Synaptic Package Manager. Can anyone help me?
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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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Unable to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu

I am receiving the following message while I am trying to install Skype: nidhin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update nidhin@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Skype Crashes with a Segmentation fault [closed]

Under 13.04, Skype is crashing with a seg fault. $ skype Segmentation fault (core dumped) $ How can I fix this?
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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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Skype video not working after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I used Skype with this command on Ubuntu 11.10: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype But since I upgraded to 12.04 it dosn't work and I can't use my video (Webcam). I have latest libv4l ...
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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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How can I remove the Skype panel icon?

As I use the Docky Skype indicator, and the green Skype icon doesn't look good next to all the grey ones -- it would be nice to remove the icon from the system tray. Is this possible? How can I do ...
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How to add a Skype indicator?

I've installed Skype, but the icon is not shown at the top panel (tray). As "tray-whitelist" was removed from dconf, I can't add icon by myself.
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Skype 2.2.0.25 keeps going off

after my computer crashed, my skype doesn't stay on anymore. I start it, the windows openes up, but after 5 seconds skype exits again by itself. already reinstalled it 4 times :( i'd appreciat
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“Problem with Audio Playback” on Skype

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit and from the beginning Skype is not working. When I press the Video Call button starts a call and shows me a warning that has problem with Audio Playback. I recently ...
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How to make Skype use notify-osd?

How do I make Skype use the default Ubuntu notify-osd to display notifications (incoming messages, users connecting, etc.) instead of the Skype's own "ugly" message box?
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Installing Skype on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

Here is what I tried: $ sudo apt-get install skype [sudo] password for umpirsky: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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How can I get the Skype notification back in the system tray?

I am running 11.04. I have Skype running but it does not show up in the notification tray. It was working until I added Skype to auto-start when I log in. Does anyone know how to make it reappear?
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How do I get Skype Wrapper working?

I am trying to get to work skype-wrapper on Ubuntu I tried to follow these steps http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/10/how-to-add-skype-to-the-ubuntu-messaging-menu/ Also I tried to download and ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.10 Skype webcam microphone not working

This is making me crazy. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, Skype 4.1.0.20 can't use my web cam microphone anymore. I can record correctly from the web cam microphone using the sound recorder the ...
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skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am using ubuntu 11.10 64bit, skype was working however after running sudo apt-get autoremove skype is throwing skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object ...
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What FLOSS skype alternatives are available? [closed]

Given Skype's slow development speed for the GNU/Linux version and its recent acquisition by Microsoft, I am looking for alternative softwares. What FLOSS (free/libre/open-source software) Skype ...
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Asus K52F laptop web camera shows upside-down picture in Skype

How to fix upside-down picture produced by web camera in Asus K52F (1.3 Mpix, don't know the model) laptop (Intel i3 M350, Intel video, Ubuntu 10.10) ? Update: It seems ridiculous :) but the ...
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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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Install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

Since weeks ago I'm trying to install Skype on my computer. I imagined it would be a straight forward task but it is becoming a nightmare. What I have tried so far: Installing from command line with ...
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Skype is not using pulseaudio

After fresh installing 13.04 at my HP ProBook I can have sound only in one application at a time. When I use Skype, there's no sound in Clementine, SMPlayer, etc. I tried to reinstall ALSA and ...
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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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How can I use PulseAudio virtual audio streams to play music over Skype?

I'm trying to listen to the audio output of a specific process (A) and another process (B) while redirecting A's audio output to B's audio input. This would be the equivalent of playing music into ...
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How do I find running programs that are not visible?

This is NOT a request for killing applications. I can well kill all process, no matter what. That's not the issue. The issue is: When we "close" Skype or Banshee, or Korganizer or many many ...
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Different cursor in Skype

I have changed my default cursor theme to the DMZ black, but when my mouse hovers over any Skype window, it turns into DMZ white (only while hovering). When I try to take a screenshot of it, the ...
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Why can't Skype hear me?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, Skype can't seem to hear me any more. It's not that it transmits poor quality sound, it's just silence. I've tried the echo123 service many times, and there's ...
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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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Installing Skype in Ubuntu 13.10

When upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10 (64 bit), the upgrade tool insisted on removing Skype. I'm now trying to get Skype reinstalled. When trying from the software center (as suggested by why ...
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Can't install Skype through Software Center 12.04 [closed]

New install of Ubuntu 12.04.1. Start Ubuntu Software Center. Edit menu > Software Sources > Other > tick the Canonical Partners sources. Click close. Search for Skype. Skype app is not listed. ...
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Bad sound on log-in to Skype

Every time I log in to Skype I hear a bad sound on top of the log-in sound. (I hear both bad sound and the log-in sound.) This problem has existed since I made the full install, (Skype is in my ...
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Microphone problem in Ubuntu 11.10

I am using both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 on a single system with the same hardware. While I'm making call through Gmail or Skype my voice is audible to others while I'm on Windows 7, but while I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS: problem with Skype [duplicate]

eventually I have made the decision to get rid of windows and go for ubuntu!! I had been thinking to do so for long time, but I was keeping putting it off. So, I am excited, but I have also started to ...
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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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Why doesn't LD_PRELOAD “v4l1compat.so” work with 64-bit Skype? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Skype video not working after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 I am trying to troubleshoot my webcam and make it work with skype. One workaround that is often suggested is ...
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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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What to do when Skype freezes silently?

I start to use ubuntu rather recently at work. Among colleagues we are used to be always available on skype. Unfortunately, on my machine, skype sometimes freezes without making me aware of that. ...
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Installing Skype on 12.10 64 bit causes errors

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit (clean install) and updated it. After that i tried to install skype, and i get error that skype depends skype-bin, but it could not install it, and that there are ...
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How to integrate Skype into Pidgin?

How to connect to one’s Skype account with Pidgin?
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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 EULA pops up at every startup

Everytime I boot my computer, Skype starts automatically after login. The problem is two fold: * it keeps asking me to accept the licence agreement * it keeps forgetting my password That's quite ...
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Will Skype be removed from the Canonical Partner repository? [closed]

I just learned that Microsoft has taken over Skype. Will this affect the availability of Skype in the Canonical Partner repository?
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How do i fix the weired skype Noises

How to fix the weird Skype noises on raring? (it sounds completly distorted I tried a guide from askubuntu.com so it ruined my pc so i reinstalled ubuntu but how do i fix the weird noises? here it ...
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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 on 12.04 x64 does not start even after purging and reinstalling it

I am wondering if there's anyone here who managed to use Skype on 12.04. It used to work (ever since I first tried Ubuntu 10.04) flawlessly, but after upgrading to 12.04, it just doesn't start. If I ...
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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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Integrate Skype into Messaging Menu

I know Skype is proprietary, but it would be awesome if it were to be integrated into messaging menu much like Pidgin, Empathy, etc. Is there a plug-in that does that?
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Installing skype will not work - skype-bin not installable, and 'held broken packages'

So, I am trying to install skype through apt-get, but after running into this problem multiple times, and trying to find a solution, it still doesn't work... I tried all the answers here: Installing ...