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

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skype fails to start or crashes in 14.04

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing using different methods on Stack Exchange but the result is always the same, Skype fails to start at all or, very occasionally crashes with an error "skype ...
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Cannot install skype after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10 Skype was removed from my installed packages. When trying to install I get this message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype : Depends: skype-bin I've ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 missing dependencies

I'm facing a problem trying to install a number of packages which include the following: Skype: i tried $ sudo apt-get install skype error : the following packages have unmet dependencies skype: ...
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problem running Skype on Trusty Tahr (64 bits)

I have successfully installed Skype using Ubuntu Software Center. When I tried running from command line, I received the following error message: $ skype skype: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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can't find downloaded skype [closed]

I've downloaded skype onto my lubuntu machine (dell mini 1210). But I can't see it anywhere to run it. On ubuntu on a different machine the icon is visible but on lubuntu I've searched around but ...
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Skype requires sudo access to run?

Okay, so I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and from there upgraded to 14.10. My installation is 64bit. I have installed several other programs and all work fine. For some reason when I try to run ...
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Skype for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I installed the skype software for ubuntu 12.04 but I can not connect with the skype there is a warning that "server connection failure" and I can not communicate. Does anyone knows where I can get ...
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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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Skype don't recognize HP Pavilion DMI webcam

I have bought myself a HP Pavilion DM1 to go traveling with, which has Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it, but now (a day before I leave for africa!) I realize the webcam isn't being recognized at all. I'm guessing ...
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Webcam doesn't work on Skype

I want to have a video call with someone on skype and the video doesn't work. I have 4.3 Skype version. Some help.
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Skype task bar notification in Lubuntu 14.04

How to enable Skype chat window flashing on new message in Lubuntu 14.04? When a new message arrives, only Skype notification (in lower right corner) appears, if a chat window is already opened ...
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Screens keep freezing since update to 14.04 [closed]

Ever since I updated to Ubuntu 14.04, a lot of software doesn't work. Either when I start it, they already crash, not showing the screen and just giving me a little arrow in the Unity taskbar. I can ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS very low mic volume on HP nc6120

Already browsed questions database but no luck. on win my mic works flawless on ubuntu well i can't record anything. Tried so far: alsamixer gnome alsamixer micboost Various solutions found on ...
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How to connect my logitech Quickcam Chat in Skype 4.3.0.37 when using Ubuntu 14.04?

I just installed Skype 4.3.0.37 on my Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. The system runs on Ubuntu 14.04. Did the sound check in Skype and that works perfect, but I am unable to connect the webcam to Skype. I ...
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Probably need Realtek driver for my Asus laptop to use headset for skype with combination audio/mic in port: NEWB help?

When I plug in my mike into my Laptop that has 14.04 installed, it shows a popup to decide what I plugged in: headphones or mic. But I want to use a headset that has both for Skype. It is a ...
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How I can transfer skype history from Windows to Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How I can transfer skype history from Windows to Ubuntu? I tried to copy main.db file from Windows to Ubuntu (/home/.Skype folder) but when I run Skype, it's shutdown. I find this answer Transfer ...
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Skype on Ubuntu 14.10 can't be installed after upgrade deleted it

I was on Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday, and upgrade with do-release-upgrade. Today, Skype isn't installed anymore. Here is the error I get when installing through the .deb: $ sudo dpkg -i ...
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webcam flipped aka v4l1compat.so troubles

So since I installed 14.04 an old issue re-arises: In cheese my webcam works fine, in skype its upside down. Before you could fix that by: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype but now ...
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Skype shows “Virtual device” for Microphone, speakers and ringing

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Skype 4.03.0.37. my audio devices are working fine but when I make Skype calls I can't hear the other person neither they can hear me. when I checked Skype audio settings ...
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Why does Skype suddenly fail to log in? 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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System Tray icons (Skype, Wifi) and Double Displays

After upgrade no notebook to Ubuntu 14.04, I noticed the missing of my System Tray icons, such as Skype, Dropbox and others. After this, my system tray has back to show my apps: sudo apt-get ...
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Skype and Steam won't load - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a newbie with Linux but have just installed a 32 bit version of Ubuntu onto a old laptop. Whenever I try to run steam I get this message in the terminal: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module ...
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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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Changing what the close button does

Is there was way to make the close (X) button more like the one in Windows or at least change it's properties to same as the minimize button? It's really annoying signing into Steam, exiting the ...
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How to adjust webcam image on Skype?

My Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 webcam works with Skype and Cheese, but the image is a little dark on Skype. I adjust it on Cheese but the changes don't reflect in Skype (I think this was expected ...
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Decrease skype icon in xubuntu tray

Hello I am using Xubuntu 14.04. And skype in my tray looks like this: In 13.10 icon looks well: Is it possible to decrease size of it? Thanks. Is this problem fixed in 14.10? Could someone ...
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Can not access skype on ubuntu

I have installed skype on my laptop (Ubuntu) yesterday... It was working properly... Today morning I re-installed Ubuntu completely... Now it is creating trouble... When I am trying to login it ...
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Midori crashes randomly and often in 14.04

This is getting worse by the day....clicking on a link does not work, but right-clicking 'open in new tab' works! Sometimes after opening the page, the screen dims, and Midori crashes...Seems to ...
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Skype sign in: Server Connect Failed

When I try signing in to skype , I get the message "Sign in Failed - Server Connect Failed". To resolve this issue I tried almost everything, from removing Skype completely to install Skype again and ...
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Skype doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on my Dell PC but last time Skype didnt work under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Do I have to update Ubuntu to 14.04.1 or update Skype?
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xubuntu slow after installing skype 4.3

I installed Skype 4.3 using the .deb file from the Skype website and while doing so the computer became slow. The processor makes a sound now, like it is using too many resources. However, the Task ...
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unable to detect the video device in skype 4.3.0.37

Currently, I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and tried to install Skype 4.3.0.37. Also, I am able to install and able to hear the voice. But the problem persists for video call as the video device is ...
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Only skype has no title bar in lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu 13.10. I am facing a problem with Skype, it has no title bar, so I can't move it. Here you can see the screen shot Click for a full-resolution image.
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Skype opening as 4.0 after I have installed 4.3

I had skype 4.0 installed for ubuntu 12,but go a cannot connect to server error while trying to login. I looked it up and more people updated it to 4.3 by removing the file via terminal. It said it ...
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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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I can't hear anyone on skype/mumble

So recently I've noticed that every time I go on mumble, I can't hear anyone's voice. Mumble has a feature where when someone talks, it lowers the volume, which it does for me, except I do not hear ...
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Skype installation, but asked 2 times the password?

I just recently changed from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, because I always wanted to be more safe in the internet, and also to avoid things like virus. Today, to test if I knew some basic ...
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Problem with video after upgrade to 14.04

I upgrade my computer from 13.10 to 14.04. It is a 32 bits system with a Radeon HD6400 series. After upgrading skype crash when video is connected and VLC also crash when I try to play a video. On the ...
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Skype video freeze

Ubuntu 12.04 been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb if I ...
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Unable to do group video call and group screen share using Skype 4.3

For those who duplicated my previous question - Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu; am NOT asking how to install Skype for God's sake!! The question was rather - I already have Skype installed, the thing is there ...
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how to record sound via headphone in audacity

i have tried recording sound via headphone but i cant get it done not only that but while using skype my voice is not audible to the person whom i am talking but i can hear his voice i think it is ...
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Unable to launch Skype in Ubuntu 13.10 64bit - Symbol Lookup Error

I installed Skype from the Ubuntu Software Centre. I tried to launch it using the Dash. It didn't work. So, when I try to launch skype from the terminal, it throws the following error: skype: symbol ...
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Skype 4.3 in repositories

Why is not the recent Skype version 4.3 for Linux available in the partner repository? When will it come there? As far as I know, software installation via repositories is preferred over installation ...
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“skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol”

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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Skype Issues [Can't Close Fullscreen]

I'm sorry to bug everyone with this and it may have already been answered, but my Skype messed up this morning. It kept making the new notification noise even after I clicked to a chat, so I restarted ...
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Skype version says it is older than it is

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Problem: When I try to login to Skype, it says ¨cannot connect to server¨ - i understand that Skype no longer connects to server when the Skype version is less than 4.3, so my problem ...
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tried installing skype , error on line 57 in /etc/apt/sources.list. edited file now cant open software center or install skype

I deleted line 57 which was caused the problem but put it back in and the software center opens then closes straight away and i still havent installed skype. any help with the software center and ...
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H800 Logitech headphones not working properly

So, I bought these headphones, and I'm trying to use it with Ubuntu. Using it to listen to music (A2DP profile) works perfectly. However, when I try to use them with Skype, Google Hangouts, or ...
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PulseAudio problems (only showing dummy output)

I have always avoided using PulseAudio because of how problematic it is, but since Skype 4.3 has now dropped Alsa support, I am forced to use PulseAudio, but one problem; it just doesn't work. I can't ...
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ubuntu 12.04 Skype problem with autio playback

For what ever strange reason i cant get skype to work.I got it installed but when i go to call someone it says problem with audio playback .My speakers seem to work fine i can watch youtube videos and ...