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I cannot login to skype on ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed skype 4.3, my distro is ubuntu 14.04! When I click to login skype seems to trying to login but ater 2 seconds fails and the login screen is coming again. Can someone help me with ...
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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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Microphone only working for one Ubuntu user in Skype

I've had problems with Skype for a bit, but managed to fix some of them (using Skype from the repos to make it work with Pulseaudio, fixing cracking sounds as described in a blog post on itbubbles). ...
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High pitched voice in Skype when using external USB microphone

I am using Skype for Linux (v. 4.3.0.37) on Kubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When making a Skype test call and using an external USB connected microphone, I noticed that my own voice is very high pitched ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 remove app indicator from upside panel

I have Skype installed for my Ubuntu 14.04. And I have added it to indicator-messages (com>canonical>indicator>messages). But now I can't find a way to remove Skype icon from unity panel. I tried to ...
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Change skype tray icon

Skype version 4.2 comes with a low res 48x48 statusbar/tray icon. How can I change the icon to a higher resolution icon?
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I can't uninstall skype completely

I tried to uninstall skype from the terminal and i think I already did because it says it cannot locate the package however when i turn the wifi off and on my skype contacts who are online appears at ...
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Skype libqtgui4:i386 error

When i try to install skype on my DELL Intel® Core™ i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 lts i get libqtgui4:i386 when i try to run installation. I tried installing it from terminal with sudo ...
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Is Ubuntu 12.04.1 windows wubi installer broken?

I installed the newest release of Ubuntu 12.04 with the wubi installer. The computer is up and running with Ubuntu, I am typing this in Firefox and I can use all the software that was supplied with ...
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Skype stops opening default browser/file manager after Xubuntu update

After a Xubuntu update Skype stopped opening downloads in Thunar and opening urls in the default browser. I've set chromium to the default for xdg-open, which Skype uses to open other programs, and ...
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Lenovo G50-70 Microphone Doesn't work with Skype/Hangouts on Ubuntu 15.04

I have not tried this on other versions of Ubuntu, I tried calling through Skype and Hangouts, but the problem persisted- No Sound was emmited. I increased the values of the input device tab and the ...
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Lenovo G50-30 mic built in volume problem

my built in mic (the laptop is a lenovo g50-30) is too low and a bit distorted. I've tried it on skype and even in the audio settings the orange bars are pretty low. The mic is pre-amplificated above ...
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How to prevent Skype icon in launcher panel from spinning when new message is received?

I'm really irritated by the spinning of Skype icon when a new message is received. ( I am talking about this ) Is there a way to stop the spinning and leave just the default notification ...
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Skype video call does not work

In my Skype video settings I can see myself (not just a still), and also in cheese, but when attempting a Skype video call, I can only see a still of myself where the video should be. And there is ...
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How to access multiple Skype accounts in Ubuntu 12.04

Around 2 days ago, I was able to access multiple Skype accounts. But now I do not know what has happened and I am unable to access multiple Skype accounts in the way I did before. Is there any way to ...
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Skype crackling audio during Test Call?

I have a problem with Skype 4.2 during the Test Call that I don't think it matters on client side, but during the test call after the recording and then playback the audio is crackling. Now I fixed ...
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Transfer Skype history from Windows to Ubuntu

Is there any way to transfer my history from my Windows Skype app to Skype in Ubuntu?
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Why doesn't Skype theme match my Desktop Environment theme?

I've got Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my PC. After enabling the partner sources, installing Skype, rebooting my PC and starting Skype, I notice visual differences between my Desktop theme and Skype ...
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Two Skype-icons in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dash [duplicate]

Hy guys, may I ask for some help? I've installed skype on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It works. My problem is, that I have 2 skype icons appearing in the dash but only one actualy opens the app. The other one ...
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Problem in Skype group chat version 4.3.0.37?

Ubuntu 14.04, Skype 4.3.0.37 When installed the Skype first it worked as expected 2 to 3 month. But for around last two weeks I can't see some group chats (see after 3 or 4 days) anymore. Have no ...
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Skype 4.3.0.37 stopped working after installation of Nvidia 340.32 drivers

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and tried skype, it worked. Now I decided to install the video driver from NVIDIA website, install went successful but now Skype is not starting anymore, no ...
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How to install skype? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit. I have tried commands and installing skype directly from the internet, it does not happen. In laymen's term with detailed description can anyone please help me install ...
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Can't install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem. I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have tried until now: sudo ...
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Skype is crashing

I have ubuntu 14.04 and skype version is 4.03. Earlier skype was working fine on my machine but suddenly it started to crash. now as soon as i login on skype it starts normally but after 5 minutes it ...
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skype: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

Have a problem with my Skype on my Kubuntu 14.04 x64. Skype do not start with message "skype: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64". It's just a pain... I ...
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Webcam not working on Skype 14.04

My webcam does not work on Skype and I'm trying in vain to figure it out. In 'options' in the 'video-devices' my camera is working but when I call someone, I can't press the camera button nor does it ...
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I can't install Skype on my Ubuntu Computer (15.04)

I was trying to install Skype, but everytime I can't connect to an IP-address. My wifi is fine, my computer as well. I don't know what it could be. Presently I am using Ubuntu [15.04] version and am ...
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How can the outputs of sounds be set by command in PulseAudio?

I'm trying to automate the setup process needed to pipe the output of Festival speech synthesis into Skype for the purposes of allowing a person who cannot speak to have a synthetic voice on Skype. I ...
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wireless problem: skype works but web browser fails, router dashboard shows off-line

I had met with the same problem with winxp, the way to fix it is to preset DNS in TCP/IP network setting, which works extremely well. After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, this problem has plagued me since ...
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Conference Call using Skype Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. With Skype Linux version 4.3.0.37 when I try a conference call, my friends can hear me, but there is no video. They receive a notification saying I need to upgrade Skype. ...
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How to set up Skype on a HiDPI system?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Retina MacBook Pro. Everything works great, and the HiDPI is great in most apps. However, Skype is one app that doesn't scale properly. Is there any way to fix ...
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Running Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro error

So I am trying to install skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro and I am getting this error when I try to run it after its done installing: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
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Skype crashing on Ubuntu mate 14.04

Sometimes Skype silently crashes. When I open the windows, they are just grey. I have to close them with xkill, and can't reopen Skype. When I try, I just get the clicking sound and see some ...
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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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Crackling during Skype calls, what can I do?

I've been trying to find tutorials or bug fixes to help with this, but no matter what I do I keep getting complaints that my input is "staticky" (their word, not mine lol) Specs: Computer Summary ...
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Skype video captures with green static noise

Recently I've put 64-bit Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15 5548. I am experiencing big troubles with the video in Skype. It is capturing with big green static noise, while with other programs such ...
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Is ubuntu not good enough for skype?

I just want to know if skype is not good enough for ubuntu.. When ever i am using other applications my system is responding properly but when ever i use skype it is getting stuck most of the ...
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delete skype history from windows account does not delete history from ubuntu account

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 version.. I would like to know where does the Skype chats are saved? I tried to delete chat history from Skype using How to clear Skype chat history? and could not succeed. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS: problem with Skype [duplicate]

eventually I have made the decision to get rid of windows and go for ubuntu!! I had been thinking to do so for long time, but I was keeping putting it off. So, I am excited, but I have also started to ...
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ubuntu 12.04, on Dell E6530, specify dock microphone as default

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. When I use, say, skype with the internal microphone, everybody complains that I'm at the other end of a long tunnel. The dock microphone ...
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Install Skype for Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed, but I can't find Skype in it. Can someone tell me how to download and install it, please! Because on Skype site there's only Skype for Ubuntu 12.04, and in the Software ...
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Microphone records desktop and not my voice

My mic records my desktop sounds, tried with skype test call. I want the mic to record my voice and not my sound output. I have a new ubuntu 15.04 installation and I want to know if this is a hard or ...
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Unable to upgrade/install Skype 4.3 - it automatically reverts to 4.2

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am trying to upgrade from Skype 4.2 to 4.3. Downloading the deb file doesn't seam to upgrade and same goes for Ubuntu repository. I tried every single solution ...
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skype and thunderbird indicators missing after 14.04 updates

I recently (max 5 days ago) installed few updates on my Ubuntu 14.04 and now both thunderbird and skype indicators are missing from my top bar. I were using dconf editor and I inserted 'All' (lowcase ...
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Microphone stop work on long skype call

Occasionally, when I talk via skype in 30-40 minutes my partners can hear me. If there is more voice char programm opened (eg raidcall, steam chat, built-in voice chats in games ) my collocutors cant ...
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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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Force exit when closing from Unity Dock

Is there a way to ensure that apps you close from the unity dock really close, by which I mean an "Ubuntu" setting rather than application specific ones. The two applications I notice this most with ...
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Error installing skype

enter code hereI got this wile doing the first step to installing skype on my comuputer-(saucy) dj@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2 [sudo] password ...
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while removing skype to install skype on ubuntu 14.04 I have all my files deleted

Please help me... I never use rm command but stupidly I did use this one below and as a result have all my files deleted including chrome bookmarks and settings.I lost a huge amount of my scientific ...
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Install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How can I install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 with synaptic? I don't want to download from the site