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Still no success to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 from Software Centre, nor from terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Skype? Two questions have been posted reporting difficulties to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 Advice given for how to do this from terminal and by using ...
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Scrambled video when using Logitech USB headset

When I make a Skype video call and the Logitech USB headset is selected as sound device, the video is scrambled. It normalizes even during the call as soon as I select the built-in sound device. Is ...
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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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Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Skype? I've lost my Skype application after upgrading to 12.04 LTS. I wanted to download it from Skype.com to reinstall, but they don't have a version ...
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USB plugin webcam with Skype 2.2 beta

I have a pretty generic USB webcam (it is a generic sphere shaped webcam i got from IBM, it says IBM on it) that I want to work with skype. In past installations of ubuntu, I could get this webcam ...
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Alt-tab does not display all applications [closed]

So far I'm loving 12.04. I have read about several Alt-Tab issues, but none that sound like the one I'm encountering. When I have Skype running, I can't alt-tab back to it. I can get back to it ...
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Sound sometimes disappears, definitely when skype is installed

After I upgraded to Xubuntu 12.04 from 11.10, I noticed skype was uninstalled, so I reinstalled it with aptitude. Now if I install skype I don't have sound any more in my mp4 clips. If I uninstall ...
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How do I change the chat font in Skype 2.2.0.35?

Is there a way to change the font used by Skype for chat?
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When I install Xubuntu 12.04, the Qt-applications font is horrible

What is the proper way to set up fonts in Skype, VLC, and so on?
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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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Webcamera and microphone not working after upgrade from 10.04, microsoft VX-1000

I have also tried env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype Skype recognizes the camera, but when I press test, only a black screen. Cheese is working fine, the microphone is listed to be ...
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Skype core dump

I got this issue after upgrading to 12.04 from 11.10: sometimes, it is not clear what trigger the problem, i start skype and I got this: :~$ skype Segmentation fault (core dumped) If I uninstall ...
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How to get Skype's indicator on 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray) After upgrading to 12.04 (64bit), I've started installing the programs that I used to have on 10.04, one of them ...
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How do I prevent skype from starting another instance when it's already running?

Update This problem is finally fixed with Skype 4.0.0.7 for Linux. This makes the question obsolete for every one who installed Skype directly from the website. Version 4.0+ will be included in the ...
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What is the command line for skype installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Skype? I am wondering what the command line is for the installation of skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_i386.deb from the terminal?
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Change font size in Skype messaging

Is there a way to change the size of the font in the chat/messaging used in Skype on Ubuntu? I'm using Skype Beta 2.2.0.35, and Ubuntu 11.10. Currently the font is too small for me, and there doesn't ...
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Remove close button on specific application

I would like to remove the close button only on selected applications. Is it possible? My expected result would be deactivating Skype's tray ugly-icon and removing the close button from his window, ...
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Microphone not working in Skype unless I switch off autospawn in Pulseaudio

I have a clean install of Precise with Gnome fall-back desktop on an Acer Aspire lappie. The mic won't work on Skype unless I switch off 'autospawn' in pulseaudio. That solution kills all audio ...
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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 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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I'm looking for a skype phone that works with ubuntu 11.10 any suggestions?

Just looking for something basic on which I can receive and make calls as if it were a normal house phone. My international calls are killing me on my mobile.
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How do I remove the Skype icon from the system panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I remove the Skype panel icon? I have been trying for some time to remove the Skype icon in the upper panel in Ubuntu 11.10, but to no avail. I have went into ...
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How to properly install Skype on 11.10 64bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Skype? I wanted to install Skype on my fresh Ubuntu 11.10. I'm running on a 64 bit machine. When I go to the software center I only find skype:i386 but ...
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Skype doesn't work through Empathy 3.4 but works in Pidgin

I'm trying to connect to Skype throught Empathy 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 i386 (last update installed) I installed the pidgin-skype plugin, but there is no bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus protocol in list. It ...
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Can't fix broken packages [closed]

I am too dumb but determined to use Ubuntu that I paid a professional to install it for me (dualboot 11.10 with Win7). When I came home I got a lot of things from the software center. Skype did not ...
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Skype autostart with Empathy in Ubuntu [closed]

I'm using the Empathy and installed the 'pidgin-skype' package to use Skype in Empathy. It's work just perfect, but when I open the Empathy it doesn't start skype automatically. In settings it's ...
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Is there a way to avoid Skype and Pidgin windows to show up at startup

I have both Skype and Pidgin set up to automatically launch and sign in at startup and I do want that. However, what I hate is that every time I boot or reboot, both window show up open and I have to ...
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How do I get a SPC 300nc working on a 64-bit system?

It seems that this solution to webcam problems in Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't work in the 64 bit version. If i run the following command: "LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype" ...
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Skype notification in gnome shell

I have 11.09 ubuntu on my pc , I have installed gnome 3 . when i login , I can see notification of skype in the tray , but i want to keep watching it, i cant do as tray hides by it self , in older ...
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Skype on 11.10 x64

Why Skype crashes on 11.10 x64 architecture? And why the weird font ? Why its not using the system font, like it's set in Options ? The same problem is in 12.04, but that's forgivable for pre-realese ...
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Horribly Bad Static In Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I've searched around the askubuntu site and no seems to be having a similar issue. Everyone's having problems with Skype, etc.. me? I'm just having a problem with REALLY bad microphone static. I ...
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Skype Video Call Not Working Ubuntu 11.10

Am having issue with Skype 2.2 (Beta), wherein am not able to make video calls on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit. Any solutions for having this issue fixed?
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Skype causes Ubuntu to freeze

I got two PCs (one a little bit older Desktop and a new HP Probook 5330m LG719 Laptop), both running Ubuntu 11.10. When I log in on either of them, sooner (sometimes right after login) or later ...
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Where to find/install libpulsecore-1.0.so? Pulse audio problem

My skype is crashing silently. I tried to follow advice here: What to do when Skype freezes silently? and here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11653257 But it suggests giving permission ...
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How can I join a Skype Public chat via links?

In Windows, I can join a Skype Public chat by pasting a Skype chat link into a web browser's address bar (or clicking a link which contains that URI), but it doesn't work in my Ubuntu 10.04 using ...
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Why doesn't Skype start?

I downloaded and installed Skype, but by clicking the icon it just does not start. What should I do?
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Skype stops to send and receive chat messages after 10+ mins into the chat/login

I am using 11.10+unity. I use skype (version 2.2.0.35) for office communication. After sometime into the chat, the skype does not send or receive any chat messages. Although the chat is on, and other ...
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How do I reopen an instance window once it has disappeared from desktop?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I use Skype and often the main window just disappears from my desktop. The Skype instance itself is still running in the background. I know this because I can see its notifications ...
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Problems with Google Earth

How to put in a normal font in Google Earth and correcting bugs logging in? I use 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my notebook, Lenovo N500. I tried the methods from this site and the site ...
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how to start 3 apps at the same time

I found an interesting project (skypathy) what this project does is runs skype via empathy (sky-pathy) with the help from a pidgin plugin that also works with empathy pidgin-skype i installed ...
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Microphone doesn't work with Skype on an HP Pavilion dv5

I have a hp pavilion dv5 with ubuntu 11.10 but when i use skype the microphone not working and i in italy don't see a guide for resolv this problem please help me and sorry for my English. Try to ...
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How to get Logitech C510 webcam working in Cheese/Skype

I have a Logitech C510 webcam connected to my desktop running 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10, but it doesn't seem to be working when I run Cheese and Skype. After doing some search, it seems this webcam should ...
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Skype shuts down when the other person tries sharing their screen

I have installed skype on my 11.10 and it keeps shutting down as soon as the other person switches of its video. While I have read that I need to delete the shared.xml file I cant seem to locate the ...
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Skype fails to start after installation from downloaded deb package

i installed skype wiht the amd64.deb file that i downloaded from skype.com but when i click it via dash it wont start. after that i tried it from the gnome-terminal i get this i have a dutch Ubuntu i ...
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Skype Access does not identify available hotspots [closed]

Skype access is a pay as you go wifi hotspot service as part of the Skype package, which allows use of e.g. Boingo as a pay per minute service. In Ubuntu 11.10 when running Skype Access it never ...
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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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How can I get line-in microphone working with Skype?

I've got a clean Lubuntu 11.10 install. In the days that I've used Microsoft Windows, I've used an external microphone for calling with Skype. The microphone was plug-and-play, and no drivers were ...
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Cant open skype again after closing it :<

i have skype installed but if i close the "main menu" it is still running in the background but i cant open it again. How can i open the window again? :S
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Skype using Notify-OSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Skype use notify-osd? is there any working way setup skype to using Notify-OSD? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and latest Skype from repositories (2.2.0.35). Thanks ...
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How to kill a process when I cant kill it via the GUI and kill in the terminal?

I have some weird Skype crashes today. If I try to close it via the X nothing happens. I tried to kill the process over the KDE Process Manager (Ctrl + ESC). I even tried to kill Skype via the ...