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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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How to clear Skype chat history?

It seems that in the Window version of Skype, there is an option to clear chat history. It is supposed to be Tools > Options > IM & SMS > Clear history button but effectively nothing ...
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How to activate group chat in Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything seems normal but group chat not working. How to enable group chat skype 4.3? Thanks in advance
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I am unable to install skype on ubuntu 14.04

When trying to install skype using aptitude I get the following error : The following NEW packages will be installed: libaudio2:i386{a} libavahi-client3:i386{a} libavahi-common-data:i386{a} ...
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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image

I have a problem with this webcam (ID - 046d:0892, driver gspca) on Acer Travelmate 8200 with Ubuntu 14.04. When using cheese or skype with preloaded v4l1compat.so library, it has bad image - it has ...
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Configure webcam

I see a garbled image when using my web cam using Cheese or Skype using uvcvideo kernel module. I am aware that this is a known bug, but does it have a solution yet? Links: Kernel modules with ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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sudo apt-get install -f is not working [duplicate]

I tryed to install Skype and then this http://pastebin.com/e9VxKFwN Website works fine,I rebooted but it still does not work I also imported their certificate.Is there anything I can do? Here's the ...
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...
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Group Chat of Skype in pidgin

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, Pidgin 2.10.9, Skype 4.3.0.37 and skype-pidgin 20130613+svn660+dfsg-1. I am able to do individual chats of skype on pidgin without issues. However, whenever a group chat is ...
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windows/mac users often cannot see that I added them to skype

So I add some Windows or Mac User to Skype, I can see his profile and image. There is also a "cloud with question mark" next to his name meaning that he did not add me back. I send users some ...
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I want to split sound

I would like to split sound between skype and games/music/system. I want skype to use headphones plugged in, and system to use speakers. Is that possible? Microphone - mic in PINK Headphones - audio ...
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audio problems with vlc

i've installed linux on my chromebook and then installed vlc player. but if i play any media file then pause and play again, the audio jumps back and forth a few seconds between the moment i paused ...
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Uninstalling Skype 4.1 from 12.10

I want to completely uninstall Skype 4.1 from the terminal. How do I do that. Also, do I have to delete anything else to make sure I have removed it completely?
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When I start my camera in video call on Skype 4.1. incoming video is flashing blue?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS trough Wubi on Win7. Later have installed Skype 4.1. When I make a video call I can hear and see the other person fine, but when I start my camera, the image of the ...
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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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Trying To Install Skype On Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I have a machine on Ubuntu 12.04LTS I was looking to install skype on this system. I've tried all the possible solutions from getting the file from the official site to using Terminal. I seemed to be ...
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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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Built-in Webcam not working on Ubuntu 14.04

my webcam on my ASUS N750JV-T4033H isn't working in Cheese or Skype. I'm not sure if it's getting recognized, on Skype it tells me that it found a USB2.0 UVC HD Wecam on /dev/video0 but my lsusb ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Hangouts video upside down

I am using Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is ASUS A52F. The problem is that by default the webcam video is inverted everywhere (Skype, Hangouts). When launching ...
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How to install Skype 4.3?

Skype 4.3 is just released with considerable improvements. As a regular Skype user I want to use the latest Skype on my Ubuntu 14.04, but there is no updates from Update Manager. Even in Skype website ...
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Skype installation fails, cannot install ia32-libs

When I try to install it from the Software Center, it displays an error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype: Depends: skype-bin but it is a virtual package Running sudo apt-get ...
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How to bridge skype and empathy in ubuntu 14.04

Can some one help me to bridge between empathy and skype? I followed every post from here and google. But it's not working. There is no option for skype in gnome-account. I have installed ...
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install skype 4.3 but only 4.2 installs

so ive been trying everything to install 4.3, but whenever i install it, weather through gdebi, or the software center, it says its installing 4.3, but then when i open it only 4.2 is installed. i ...
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No sound on Skype 4.3 lubuntu 14.04

New to Linux just installed Skype 4.3 on Lubuntu 14.4. There is no sound when I call Skype Echo, totally silent. I have sound if I play music or video files. I notice sound driver is Version ...
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Skype 4.3 video problem Ubuntu 14.04

i want to make an video call with my contacts but there is a problem I am not able to solve.. I followed this manual: First you will need to make sure you have libv4l-0 installed. If you ...
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Can't get skype to run

I can't figure this out, under Ubuntu 14.04.1 I've had absolutly no problems. My Printer was fine and my Skype too. Now after I bought a newer PC with UBUNTU 14.04 on I'm just having hassles. Can ...
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Skype and other apps on XUbuntu 13.10 64bits

Please, read carefully before marking this as duplicate, I've spent a lot of time looking for a solution to this problem, here and googling, also on XUbuntu irc channel, but I can't find a fix jet. ...
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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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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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Microphone not working?

I am new to ubuntu and have recently installed the latest version instead of windows. I installed skype and the microphne seemed to not be working... So I checked settings and the built in mic on my ...
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Microphone Distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 when using skype

I successfully installed 14.04 and skype 4.3 I have a strange problem when recording the sound. Playback itself fully works. Analog mic (where you plug something in jack) does work too, I can hear ...
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how do i get latest skype on my machine?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. and im trying to installe latest skype version. All the time it gets me 4.2 version and i cant connect to my account. I have read that some time ago 4.2 cannot conect. ...
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Application windows do not pop up on Ubuntu 14

Since I installed Ubuntu 14, app windows do not pop up as they used to do before. For instance: When new skype messages are received, skype window do not pop up (even when configured to splash). Or ...
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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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Skype doesn't see my webcam

I've got Logitech C270 (/dev/video0) that is seen by Cheese in Xubuntu 14.04, but Skype doesn't recognize it. What can I do? Should I blame my apparmor profile?
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How to install Skype with Ubuntu 13.04

jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This ...
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Problems after installing Skype 4.3

just installed Skype 4.3 on my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110) running Ubuntu 14.10 following all the instructions from every possible source but when I try to launch it absolutely nothing happens. ...
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dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture [duplicate]

I tried to install skype using this tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype But I got troubles at the first step sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 When I wrote this, I got this message $ ...
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Skype wrapper installation error

When I try to install skype-wrapper in Ubuntu 13.10 I get the next errors (I have tried install python-skype and skype4py) : sudo apt-get install skype-wrapper Reading package lists... Done ...
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Need Help I Keep Getting Internet Error Connection When Installing Via Software Center [duplicate]

I tried installing this following deb files via software center: skype,gimp and odesk team room application. But I keep on getting Internet Connection Error. But I can open my Internet on my Browser. ...
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Skype not staying signed in on Ubuntu 14.04

I have the most recent Skype version from the website and installed all fine. I have restarted/shutdown computer a few times and every time the system reboots I have to sign-in to Skype again. I am ...
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Launcher for Skype with webcam

I am a newbie on Linux distributions... I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I would like to create a launcher for skype with this particular command: bash -c ...
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Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 13.04 won't open in nVidia Optimus Laptops

Actually this is an answer. Im not asking a question. Last day, I tried to install skype 4.2 on my dell N5110 with nvida Optimus, after the installation when I tried to open skype from dash it didn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, problem installing package skype: i386

I have some problems with my Ubuntu 14.04. I can get both wireless and wired Internet with it. It is also very slow to start. When I performed any actions like update, upgrade or install, it will show ...
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Skype won't install on Ubuntu 14.10

It simply won't install... I've tried through Terminal, and Software Centre, and nothing is working.
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Skype Video is very dark in Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and facing issues with Skype Video calling. The Video is very dark for me and receiver almost it is 95% black. Previously I had windows on my laptop and there the skype ...
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How do I re-activate PulseAudio? (followed guide on skype.com)

I disabled PulseAudio to be able to use my microphone for Skype, and now the volume controls don't work, which I understand, is a common problem. I read that somebody fixed their Skype microphone by ...
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How do I update my software and updates?

When I try to update my Software and Updates i get this message, W:Failed to fetch http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/dists/precise/steam/i18n/Translation-en Error reading from server. Remote end ...