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

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Skype - voice fine, but no notification sounds

I have Skype installed via Software Center on clean copy of Ubuntu 11.04. Skype package version is 2.2.0.25-1maverick1. Voice calls work perfectly fine both ways. But notification sounds do not work ...
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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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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 to Install pavucontrol without apt?

I need to install pavucontrol by hand, because my apt does not work. How can I install it by hand? I just need to get it for skype sound but my apt does not work.
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Why does skype shut down by itself? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Skype 2.2.0.25 keeps going off So I installed the brand-new 11.04 and, of course, Skype beta 2.2. However, when I leave my computer idle for some time, Skype just shuts ...
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Sound application indicator for Esound is missing after I uninstalled PulseAudio?

I removed PulseAudio as it seemed to be in conflict with Skype and VLC but now the volume indicator applet is gone and the action keys won't turn up nor down the volume. Is there a solution? or Is ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Video doesn't work well in skype

My built in cam works fine in cheese. However in skype it doesn't show me at all. In test skype show myself view doesn't work either. How to solve this problem? Thanks!
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Who can send me a skype package? [closed]

I live in China and now want to download skype from skype.com, but the web cannot open. I have tried many websites to download the package but none of them worked. It seems that skype is not popular ...
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how to record skype video calls?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=939048&page=3 so no xvidcap, vlc or screencast app like kazam !!!
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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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How to use the webcam's microphone in Skype?

I'd like to use my camera's microfone to chat within skype. In my systemwide sound options, I have two entries in the Equipment tab: One Duplex for the Internal SoundCard and one input for the ...
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How to enable generic microphone with an ALC 880 sound card?

I have an external microphone plug in the back of my tower with a ALC 880 sound card. My sound for the speakers works great. But when I try to use my microphone in Google talk or Skype, no one can ...
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Change the font color for the Skype panel?

So I just installed Skype and I'm using the Ambiance theme that comes with Ubuntu 10.10. It looks like the font color for the text in the Skype panel is the same as the background color for panels in ...
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Problem with skype and usb headset

I have a problem trying to use my Senheisser USB headset with Skype, if I set my default output in my Sound Preferences to use my USB headset I hear everything in my PC through them including Skype ...
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Installed Google Earth now can't open Skype

I installed Google Earth as per this walkthrough and now I can't open or use Skype. I had to use a sudo prefix on some of the steps to edit files and do things without "permission denied" errors. 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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Is there a driver for a Dell Inspiron 1564 camera? [closed]

I have ubuntu up and running great. Skype is failing due to camera not starting up. When I install cheese and run it, it first blinks the camera's light on then turns it off and won't take stills ...
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Skype prevents login because it believes another instance of Skype is already running

Skype 2.1 has been working in Ubuntu 10.10 but now stops me from logging in - it says there maybe another instance of Skype running. There is not, so I can't use Skype. I have changed passwords ...
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UVC Certified: FaceVsion’s TouchCam N1

Does anyone know if FaceVsion’s TouchCam N1 is UVC certified, or if it works with Ubuntu 10.10? If so does it work with cheese, and or skype? Thanks!
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Skype shows a blank window on the webcam part what could be the problem?

The other party is sending their webcam view and I am sending mine, so that they can see everything fine, but i only can see a blank window. when enabling the "show my webcam" it shows for a few ...
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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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Microphone not working at all in Skype

I have been able to get the built-in microphone (it's an Acer laptop) to not only work, but work perfectly in Ubuntu's own Sound Recorder, but when starting up Skype, there's no sign of my microphone ...
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Why is the screen shared with me over skype is so small?

My colleague and me are often using skype to work together, but there is a problem that bothers me very much. When he is sharing his whole screen, I only receive it in a window that takes about a ...
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1answer
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Redirect Skype sound output over the network

I want to redirect the audio coming from Skype (and only Skype, not other programs running at the same time) over the network. Is there any way to do that?
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Skype does not save user configuration

On Ubuntu 10.10, I have recently started to experience this problem: For some reason Skype won't save any settings except "Sign in on startup". When Skype starts and tries to sign in it is ...
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How can I share my desktop using Skype?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook Remix on my laptop and I need to be able to share my desktop for a Skype call. Does anyone know how to get this done?
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Opening Skype, Opera, OpenOffice logs me off [closed]

Whats common among Skype, Opera, OpenOffice in Ubuntu ? Whenever I open these applications I get logged off and shows back me the login screen. This started happening since the 10.10 upgrade. Forgot ...
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Redirect only Skype audio to Bluetooth?

I have bluetooth headset Nokia BH-104 and bluetooth on my laptop. How can i set, that all sound from skype I can listen on headset, and all other sounds (not from skype) i can listen from laptop?
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How do I get the skype panel icon back?

i m a less that 10 hours user of ubuntu 10.10. i have installed skype.the first time i installed it there was a green icon on the panel with my status but i closed it by wrong.any idea how to return ...
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How can I fix the login error (P2P connect failed) on Skype?

When i try to login it takes about 2 to 4 minutes and after that it shows an error that says: P2P connect failed. Note that Skype was working with me yesterday. Thanks in advance
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Syntek Web Cam is not found

here is the output from lsusb: Bus 002 Device 003: ID 174f:6a33 Syntek Web Cam - Asus F3SA, F9J, F9Ss it seems to be installed but Cheese software still doesn't find it on start up (Skype does the ...
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Can I use Skype through Empathy?

I'd prefer to have my communications centralised in Empathy. Is it possible to see my Skype contacts in Empathy and use voice, video or chat?
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How to make the Webcam work on a Toshiba Satelite l300? [closed]

Skype Beta 2 on ubuntu 10.10 64 bit, How do I make the Webcam work on Toshiba Satellite l300. Also I cannot add contacts
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How can I trace a crash in a program that crashes X?

Skype is crashing my entire X server, and the bug I reported (since fixed) is no longer relevant, nor useful. I've found an alternate client, but now someone wants to use rooms (and it's imperative), ...
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Logitech USB Headset does not work correctly with Skype

How can I configure Skype to correctly use my Logitech USB Headset microphone? I use Skype 2.1(Beta) with the following USB Headset: input: Logitech Logitech USB Headset as ...
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Any way to use Skype without random crashes? Like another gui?

Okay here's the deal, there is a bug about this (or so it seems) that I reported (it's been changed a lot since then); Skype is crashing and random/on clicks (e.g. adding a contact). I'm tired of ...
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What is the 'Dark Side' of Skype? [closed]

I have heard and read many rumors about Skype but very few tangible informations. Skype is said to be engaged in censorship in China according to the official Ubuntu Wiki, and to have very serious ...
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FOSS Conference calling software

I have so far been using Skype to do conference calls on Ubuntu Maverick. I want to stop using Skype because the client looks pretty bad (or has a number of minor bugs) in the default Ubuntu theme ...
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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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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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How can I make the default sound input for Skype persistent?

In order for Skype to work with the mic in my webcam, I need to change the sound preferences -> Input to "0825 Analog Mono" (default is "Internal Audio Analog Stereo"). However whenever I reboot this ...
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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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How to force Skype's Panel icon to show Skype's main window in workspace 4 specifically?

I would like to have Skype appear in Workspace 4 only, but sill have its Panel icon showing in all workspaces. Skype can have several sub-windows, and I want to contain them all to Workspace 4... ...
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Olympus ME52 Mic Not Working in Ubuntu

My Olympus microphone is not working in Ubuntu on Skype or in the Sound Recorder application. It works fine on Windows 7 without the need for me to ever do anything. My computer doesn't have a mic, ...
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Skype locking up, and microphone “lagging”

I've always had this problems with skype and pulseaudio on ubuntu. Whenever i start up skype, i have to call someone, then hang up 4-5 times, before the other person can hear my voice. When i, or the ...