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

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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 ...
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Open source Skype application

I'm looking for an open source Skype application that I can use instead of the current beta we have to install.
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Any way to change default resolution in gspca driver for webcam? [closed]

Who know how to change defaut resolution for my webcam: I'm using a 4tech PK-52MF. gspca is working fine with this webcam only on 320x240 resolution. 640x480 is very bad with it.. But skype uses ...
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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 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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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 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 call a number from command-line with Skype?

I've seen several links suggesting it is possible to make a call from the command-line with skype. The instructions suggest something along the lines of: skype --callto:+14445551234 However, this ...
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How can I change resolution of “my video” in Skype?

I have a logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 connected to my ubuntu desktop and it works fine with Skype. However, Skype inputs and sends my video at the native (for the webcam I think) resolution of 1600 x ...
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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 ...
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How can I read Skype's menus on a dark theme?

If you use skype with the default 10.04 theme you can't read any menu because the font and background colours are too similar.