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

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Microphone input noisy

my mic - although fully functioning - always records mostly screeching noises, while my voice can only be heard in the background. I have to admit, that I tried different distributions and everywhere ...
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Skype not launching from menu but works from command line

when I launch skype from the launcher, it flashes then nothing happens. If I run it from command line it works. From command line I get these warnings however: skype:2018): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to ...
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Route Output to Input/Skype Upload Greeter Audio File

I need to record a greeting message in Skype, but I already have a .flac but I don't think you can do this so I thought maybe there is a way to pipe vlc's output to skype's input. Any help is greatly ...
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How can I stop Skype from stalling or at least automatically detect the failure and restart it? [closed]

I have Ubuntu on 3 different computers a Samsung NC10, a Samsung N150 and a desktop computer with a Xeon in it and some NVidia graphics card (don't know the exact specs offhand), they are all ...
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How do I feed Skype a prerecorded video?

I would like to feed Skype (2.2.0.35) with a pre-recorded video. Anyone has done this? Please share your experience. I've compiled gstfakevideo, but it fails like this: alexk@z2:~/gstfakevideo$ ...
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Can't log into Skype: complains of the existence of another instance when there isn't one

Whenever I try to log into Skype in Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, it always says "Sign in failed" and "Another Skype instance may exist", thus preventing me from being able to log in. I've had this kind of ...
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How do I disable auto-away for online presence?

I am using Natty with with classic GNOME desktop. I use Empathy and sometimes Skype. Both these get the online state from the system itself somehow. If I don't touch my keyboard for a few minutes - ...
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How do I install Skype in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find Skype in the Software Center? How can I install Skype on Oneiric?
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Skype icon on unity multi-display

I have a problem with skype notification icon. It’s similar to this problem, but it’s really bad with multiple display, cause the icon is displayed in wrong place I cannot see the it at all. Is there ...
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Why do a lot of programs crash in segmentation fault?

For a few days, a lot of programs do not launch properly. This includes Skype, Oracle VM Virtualbox, Scilab, Boinc, LÖVE, OMG! Words! and a little Java program I downloaded from the web (RemoteDroid). ...
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Japanese Anthy(ibus) not working for Skype 2.2 Beta? [closed]

I've been looking around for a fix to the Japanese Anthy(ibus) fix for Skype 2.2 beta for a few days now and I've been unable to find a fix for it. I'm a new user of Linux and my current setup is ...
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How do I change the channels in pavelcontrol?

I had this problem in 10.04 and it was solved. pavucontrol was the solution the last time, I muted one channel and the microphone worked then. But now in Ubuntu 11.04 I have to change both channels ...
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Skype tray icon goes outside of tray when clicking “Workspace switcher”

Is that normal? Does it happen for everybody?
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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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How can I record Skype conversations?

We are a small company and we have a help desk service to support our clients. We want to use Skype to provide voice live support. This is the easy part. What we need also, is to be able to record ...
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Skype crashes if run with normal user - no problem with root

Running skype on AMD64 : linux32 skype. If I use a normal account to connect skype, it crashes upon connecting, at the exact moment it is trying to play a sound file. My console then displays Aborted. ...
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How to test your speaker?

I'm trying to use skype in ubuntu 11. But it fails. It seems something is wrong with my speak driver, how can i fix it? It's ok in Windows.
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Force Logitech c270 to use square resolution with Skype? [closed]

Logitech c270 webcam, featuring widescreen, offers in Skype first the normal width, and afterwards switches to widescreen modus. Since Skype seems to not offer wide screen, the images appear ...
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Can I do anything about these Skype bugs? [closed]

Skype has been bugged for me in every install of Ubuntu I've had. And it's always the same bugs: The icon still shows up in the taskbar when I'm watching fullscreen video. When I try to open Skype ...
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The contacts in Skype are going offline continuously [closed]

Skype is very glitchy for me (fresh installed Ubuntu 11.04., 32-bit version, laptop ASUS K42J). My contacts appears on-line for a short time and then goes offline again (almost every 5minutes) . I ...
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Unity or Gnome 3. What's more stable to be used?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I am still a newbee in Ubuntu. Ubuntu gives me trouble with Some Apps like - Skype, Vuzu and kGet. So I tried Gnome 2 but it's not much attractive. I wanted to know ...
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How to use a network video stream (from an ip webcam) as a webcam

I have a network video stream (mjpeg) from an android phone that acts as an ip webcam and I would like to use it as an actual webcam on my pc (for google talk, skype etc.)
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Skype needs two clicks to share desktop

If someone shares their desktop with me using Skype it works fine. If I share my Ubuntu 11.04 desktop with them it is not successful. I stop desktop sharing - then click on the Skype menu to share and ...
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How can I use Skype in Ubuntu?

What are the options to install Skype in Ubuntu 11.04?
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Logging into Skype breaks wireless connection [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and just installed skype. Whenever I try to sign into skype, my internet connection breaks. I remain connected to my wifi network but can't connect to the internet. The ...
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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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Hows to set Skype shortcut for opening existing instance?

I'm using Linux for about two years now, but due to my Windows legacy I like keeping shortcuts on my desktop instead of dockies, panel shortcuts, etc. If Skype is already running, pressing the ...
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Hard lock-up and skype window shows up after reboot [closed]

I just had a hard lock-up not even a Alt+Shift+PrtSC+R+S+E+I+U+B could solve, and when rebooting, the skype window was asking me for the userid and password, which is weird, because I had entered them ...
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Skype aborted when starting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Skype 2.2.0.25 keeps going off Hi. I got a problem with skype. When I turn it on, it's not showing. I tried from command line and here's what I got: ...
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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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How to hide Skype icon from Notification Area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I remove the Skype panel icon? I am running Ubuntu 10.10 with GNOME 2.32.0. I can't find anywhere how to remove an icon from my notification applet on gnome panel. I ...
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How to integrate Skype into the messaging menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Integrate Skype into Messaging Menu I saw in the latest release of PinguyOS that somehow they had skype under the messaging menu. It looked something like this: How ...
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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 ...