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

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Can't install Skype, unmet dependencies

I could not install skype You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-utopic:i386 : Depends: libllvm3.5:i386 ...
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MIC not working in Ubuntu 14.10

Internal MIC not working in my Ubuntu 14.10 and it was worked in all previous Ubuntu versions. Tested with Skype, Kazam and Hangout. Sound Settings pavucontrol alsamixer ...
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How to access Skype in Unity?

I don't know how to access Skype in Ubuntu 11.10 because it gives me some error when I press the Skype icon on Unity launcher. Here is a screenshot. It's obvious that another instance of Skype is ...
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Skype with wine crashes

I tried to install the latest Skype with the latest wine (1.7.38). While the installation itself worked, every time I start Skype, after a minute or so, it crashes. Also, there is nothing that ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Integrated Webcam not found with lsusb but it shows up in usb-devices?

This is an Alienware Area-51 m15x laptop, pre-2009 so not a Dell product. The integrated webcam worked under Ubuntu 10.x and I actually had it working briefly and could see my face in guvcview after ...
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Skype 4.3 is not logging in on ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 recently. And I have installed Skype using this command in Terminal: sudo apt-get install skype But now when I try to sign into Skype I get the following error: You ...
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Is it possible to apply cheese effects to any application that uses webcam?

I want to record some live videos using Hangouts on Air, or have some fun on my Skype video calls, and I wanted to know if it is possible to apply Cheese's webcam effects to any application that tries ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS is making a weird strange sound like radio frequency

I recently updated to ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am having this issue ever since, a weird strange sound like radio frequency but this doesn't affect any other sound, I can still hear other sounds like ...
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Problems with Logitech HD Webcam C270

I am writing you concerning the webcam mentioned in subject above. I bought this webcam and tried to make it work with skype on a Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit system. Unfortunately there is a problem. When ...
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Prevent Skype resolvers getting your IP on Ubuntu

I am running Skype version 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 14.10, and I know that on the Windows version there is an option to only allow direct connections to your machine through Skype for Skype contacts, which ...
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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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Cannot change certain skype appearance features Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying to modify my skype appearance using qtconfig, mostly successful, however I cannot figure out how to change the colour of certain fields: Here is the Imageskype-picture to look for? ...
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Can't hear anything from Skype and nobody can hear me

I am using Skype version 4.3.0.37-1 on Ubuntu 14.10, and I am not able to hear anyone, and neither are they able to hear me through Skype. I had a look at the answer to this question, but it did not ...
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How can I prevent Skype from starting automatically on boot?

My girlfriend logged into her Skype account from my Xubuntu 12.10 netbook, and ever since then Skype starts automatically every time I boot. How do I prevent this from happening? Things I've tried: ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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inconsistent recorded audio volume (Lubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo Ideapad G50-45)

I'm a Linux novice, I have a Lubuntu 14.10 installation on a newly bought Lenovo Ideapad G50-45. I managed to install everything myself on a computer that only had DOS, using lots of help from the ...
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Unable to make Skype videocall in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Lenovo Ideapad-Z560 laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit), iBall external cam USB 2.0. Skype 4.3 I am unable to make video call in Skype. When I go to Skype-->Options-->Video Devices, it ...
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Getting an up-to-date Version of Skype?

The officially distributed version of Skype for Ubuntu is really annoying to use (really outdated), and I want something as close as possible to the Windows experience. I have tried using WINE, which ...
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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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Webcam issues on Lenovo Ideapad Y510 (Ubuntu 14.04)

Skype an Google Hangouts seem to be unable to use my build-in webcam on IdeaPad Y510. In Skype it just does not show me the option to start video conversation. But when I am going to Skype -> Options ...
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Skype: show previously hidden chat; show text in recent chats

In the chat window (Skype > Recent Chats) I have the list of contacts and groups that I've been in touch with recently. I have right-clicked on one of the chat groups which wasn't saved to my ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 “could not find required OpenGL entry point 'glGetError'!”

Just recently upgraded to 13.04 and am having trouble running TF2 via Steam. Whenever I start Steam I get a dialog saying: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause ...
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Unable to see Recent Chats in skype 4.3

After upgrading to latest version (4.3.0.37) the skype no longer showing Recent chats. It is showing a small black box as shown in the bellow pic instead of chat list. If I downgrade the version, I ...
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How to run an application on a sandbox? [duplicate]

I'm interested in running Skype on a sandbox. I don't want to use a virtual-machine however, since it's overkill just for a program. I don't need Skype's video or voice capabilities to work, chat ...
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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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Where's the settings/preferences in Cheese photo booth?

My built in camera doesn't work well, it's damage and have crappy and blurry result, so I use a Logitech webcam. Since I can switch the cams in Skype, I think the same option should be there for ...
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Can't enable integrated webcam with function keys or via BIOS

I'm on 14.04 and I can't activate the integrated webcam on my Medion Akoya P6630 laptop. Usually, this is done with Fn+F9, but this does not work. Other function key combinations (Sleep, Brightness, ...
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Cannot use Thunderbird properly with proxy setting

My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After setting the proxy in the system level, the softeware center and chrome browser can work well. But Thunderbird cannot. No matter what is the proxy setting ...
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skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol:

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit, skype used to work, but suddenly it stopped. Now when I try to execute through terminal I am getting this error: skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol: ...
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Does Skype for Ubuntu automatically update by itself like Windows or Mac OS X?

I know the "Check for updates" option is turned on by default, but would that update it automatically or would I still have to it manually? Skype was installed from the website.
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How can I share my desktop using Skype?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook Remix on my laptop and I need to be able to share my desktop for a Skype call. Does anyone know how to get this done?
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Ethernet network is not working except for skype

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. It was working smoothly. I installed all additional software I needed. Now I am having trouble with my internet connection. My Ethernet link isn't working. I thought, the ...
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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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No sound on Skype

I use Skype for Ubuntu , but there is a problem: I cannot send and receive sound. When I open the Skype's options window in the Sound Devices it says that in all (microphone, speakers and ringing) I ...
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Ubuntu Touch Apps

Is there a "native" Skype, Facebook, Google Maps, Google Hangouts, eBook Reader Apps being developed for Ubuntu Touch? If yes, whats their status? And if no, why? Thank you!
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How do I get Skype 4.0 to open multiple chat windows?

Since Skype 4.0 I'm not able to open more than one chat window. If I want to chat with more than one person I have to close person one's chat window and open one with person two. Even if I click on ...
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skype conference call problem

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit version. I have installed Skype 4.3.0.37. I can call anyone. But when I try for conference call, my video device does not work and my friends on the call can see that my ...
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My camera is still dark after max brightness

I use mainly Skype and today i installed Ubuntu but my camera is dark. Ok. I searched how to increase max brightheess and i find 2 progrmas video4linux control panel and ldvc or something else. Ok. I ...
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microphone not workin on skype 4.3.0.37 with ubuntu 14.04.1

I've got a Lenovo B50-70 , it has Ubuntu 14.04.1 os . I downloaded skype but can't make the microphone work on it.I already tried most of the solutions I found on the web and nothing worked. Please ...
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Skype not detecting webcam and microphone, while Audacity does

I have a Logitech Quickcam Vision Pro (Quickcam Pro 9000) and Skype doesn't detect it. When I start pavucontrol, the only place I can find the microphone is in "Configuration", where it is listed as: ...
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How to clear Skype chat history when already known solutions do not work?

I wish to clear my Skype chat history at the moment and I have read the answers here: How to clear Skype chat history? But none of them fix my problem. I have tried to clear the history from another ...
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Chrome and Skype are broken after upgrading to 14.04

I am very newby on ubuntu so I will try to explain my problem in a silly way :) I had 12.04 untill today in my second partition and I decided to run it. Then I upgrade it to 14.04 (just finished). ...
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Logitech Webcam C270 sound to start slow

I have a Logitech C270 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 for use with Skype (4.3.0.37). The webcam video works flawlessly, but sound always needs about 5 minutes and/or a couple of other things to work. What I ...
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Error while trying to run Skype via Wine in Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

As many previous Windows users do, I hate what Microsoft has done with the Linux version of Skype. A lot of my premium features are missing, and I desperately need them for my job. I installed wine ...
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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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iBus (Anthy) not working with Skype 4.1.0.20

I got Skype working with iBus (and it took a while at the time), but recently both my working set-up (on 12.04) broke, and any attempts for a new set-up (on 12.10) failed. (On 2 separate computers.) ...
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Skype and network indicators missing from

Recently I lost network and Skype indicators from top panel. I still have language, and battery indicators and clock, but these two are gone. When I tried to run nm-applet i got this message using ...
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How do I report a bug directly to Skype?

Skype supplies updated packages for Ubuntu via their website and via their partner repository in Ubuntu. How do I report a bug directly to the Skype team? Is the Launchpad packaging team the same ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped, reinstall alsa, pulseaudio not helping

I have recently successfully upgraded my ubuntu to 14.04. However, I've realized today that the sound is not properly working. The sound stopped working while skyping. I logged out and still no ...
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Skype video not working on 64-bit Ubuntu

Can't get video to work in Skype! When I go into my Video Options to test video I get a black screen. I know that there is an LD_PRELOAD thing that I have to add, but for some reason it never works ...