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

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Can someone help me escape Skype and use Ekiga?

I really want to escape from Skype because its Linux support is abysmal and its ethics questionable. The most prominent alternative seems to be Ekiga, but I just can't get it working. Could someone ...
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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 gstreamer-...
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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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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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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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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 to get my webcam working on Skype?

My HP webcam doesn't work on Skype. I have Ubuntu version 14.01 and I don't really want to buy an external webcam. Can anybody please help?
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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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Skype Issue writing (New and Old Version)

I'm using: Ubuntu 14.04 Skype (Lastest Version) I'm not sure why this is happening, but It happened also in old Skype versions. I use SKype at work and usually everything works fine, but some ...
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How to get my hardware working for Kubuntu 14.04?

I have a webcam, mic, and printer I want to get working (if possible) on Kubuntu 14.04. The webcam is the highest priority for what I want to get working. Currently, it works in cheese, but isn't ...
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How to display the skype indicator on the status top-bar?

How do I to display the Skype indicator on the top bar, please? I'm actually running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity. Architecture: 64 bits. And, I haven't customized my theme. I've tried to follows ...
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Seamonkey won't open links from Skype

when I open a link from Skype in Seamonkey, it won't open the link, but opens the temporary copy of the webpage from my harddisk. the link in SM looks like file:///var/tmp/kdecache-dimitry/...... ...
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Some fonts come up as fractions in applications

My skype has long since been using a fraction font to display caller names. This looked funny but didn't bother me since I knew who I was calling. However Now I am trying to login with the Everpad ...
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I can not uninstall skype from the Ubuntu Software Center

I tried opening ubuntu software center to uninstall skype, but it doesn't list ANY software under the installed tab. it doesn't list my firefox browser, skype, or anything else. What do I do now?
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problem with skype installation

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. While installing skype an error message is shown as cannot install libqtgui4:i386 I am using Linux for the first time. Kindly help
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Sound morphing software

I need real-time sound morphing software for linux, but I can't find anything. Something ib Ubuntu software center didn't started, and astersk-voicechanger is uninstallable. In windows there is a ...
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Stop Skype from launching on startup? (Xubuntu)

Skype keeps starting at startup without my permission. I don't want it to start minimised, there's already a solution for that, I want it not to start. But there isn't a single setting in Skype's ...
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Skype and qjackctl

I have Ubuntu Studio 14.04 and qjackctl with guitarx works just fine, but for some reason I can't get qjackctl to function when skype is running. The moment I am in a skype call it's like qjackctl ...
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How to fix no sound with skype on linux?

I am using a Webcam C310 Analog Mono. I can visually see others on Skype and I can hear others on Skype, but nobody on Skype can hear me. Any suggestions to find the problem?
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Skype incoming call notification doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and the Skype incoming call notification doesn't work. Skype works perfectly, but when there is an incoming call I hear nothing, which is very annoying. I also followed the ...
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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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Strange icon for Skype in system tray

When I start Skype the following icon appears in the system tray . Skype works fine and also if I click on the icon in the system tray, it is expanded to the full menu as usual. At some random time ...
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Integrating Skype with Internet DJ Console

I am an internet radio host, and I have been trying to integrate Skype with the Internet DJ Console. Everything I've found on the web regarding this is at least two years old, and not of much use. It ...
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How to use skype on ubuntu 13.04

I installed skype 4.2 but now I can not use it at all. I can not install the Skype wrapper or can not get the Skype icon to show in the top right panel. Right now it is unusable if I close the app ...
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Why does Skype hang randomly when talking with somebody over it?

From a couple of days I am facing a problem with Skype. When I'm talking with somebody, after 5, 10 or 30 (randomly) minutes it just hangs up. I have this problem with Skype 4.1.0.20 and 2.1.0.81. I'm ...
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skype does not see logitech pro 9000 - ubuntu 12.04

This camera works fine with cheese, but while it appears as the USB device skype recognizes, there is no video shown. This post and others mention libv4l-0. apt-get install libv4l-0 reports that ...
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Webcam problem in Skype

Webcam doesn't work in my Skype. I click to webcam button, but webcam doesn't start. How can I fix it?
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 Gnome 3 — Skype login issues

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 Gnome 3. I can't sign in on Skype.It says that It can't recognize my account info. I tried the same info on web and it works,but I can't even start Skype Beta for ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 wireless connectivity stopped working all of a sudden

Ubuntu 12.04.5 wireless connectivity stopped working all of a sudden from today morning onwards. I am able to access Skype, but not any website through my wireless carrier. I have tried different ...
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Skype just stopped simulsharing video and screen

I'm a total noob running 16.04 LTS and had to install Skype 4.3.0.37 as a requirement for an online learning course. I used it twice with no problem. Since then, I have been unable to share a ...
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Webcam not working with Skype

I recently reloaded Skype and it works, except for video with my installed webcam a Logitec QuickCam. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.
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VLC, SKYPE, Anything related Video issues on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. at first, the wifi wasn't working so I posted a question 2 months back and got the solution. But after that, I started to suffer from such issues as 1: When I call on ...
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Outlook and Skype for Business not working on Samba AD DC

I have 4 Samba AD DC running on Ubuntu 14.04 with Bind_dlz. Clients are able to join to the domain and dns are updated. The issue I'm having is when a Client is joined to the domain, they are not able ...
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No message notification/download skype ubuntu 16.04 when receiving files from contact

I have installed from canonical partner repo along with i386 architechture. Calls work fine, SENDING files work fine. GETTING files: no notification, no download, no file. I haven't really seen ...
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Skype application terminated automatically

I have skype version 4.3.0.37 installed on Ubuntu gnome 16.04 (Codename: xenial). Application was installed 2 weeks ago. I recently restarted my PC and I have observed strange behavior where skype ...
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skype disables microphone

Ubuntu 15.04 The (internal) microphone works, but stops working the moment Skype accepts or initiates a call, UNLESS I have the sound settings dialog or pavucontrol running in the background at the ...
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Skype chat history disappear everytime I turn off my laptop

I have the skype version 4.3 installed. I have set the option to keep chat history for ever from skype->options-> privacy -> keep chat history-> forever. But everytime I turn off my laptop ...
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Problem with screen sharing in Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a problem with sharing my screen and seeing other people's screen in Skype 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 16.04, the button is grayed out for me and when other people try to share their screen just nothing ...
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14.04: how do I unmute a unmuted microphone?

I was happily using both Skype and IBM Sametime Unified Telephony for a long time on my 14.04 system; using various kinds of headsets. Since lately, I have a very strange problem; and I really ran ...
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I upgraded to15.10 and I can not add Skype. I added synaptic package Manager and tried via terminal mode. Need help

How do I add skype with 15.10 I have tried with Synaptic package Manager and terminal mode.. Please help.
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The graphics freezes when a notification appears together with fullscreen video in Chrome. What's going wrong?

When I'm playing a YouTube video fullscreen in Chrome and something like a Skype notification or a system notification pops up, the graphics freezes. It's apparent from sound that the video keeps ...
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How to install microphone for skype in Ubuntu 14.04,Unavailable microphone on Sound settings!

Please help me to trouble shoot the issue. getting output after: $ lspci | grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (...
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Cant install skype on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am getting the below error while trying to install skype. :~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some ...
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Skype failing to start without giving error

I have Skype version 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 15.10, and it can't start when I have already logged in. Starting Skype for the first time gives me the login screen, and after logging in Skype functions ...
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firefox audio doesn't work after using skype

After using skype (as videophone) audio from youtube films (and from all films viewed by firefox) doesn't work. Video is ok, sound is turned off. Films viewed by totem has the same problem. On the ...
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How to save a default input device (microphone) in pavucontrol?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (with xfce4 desktop) and Skype. I want to use a microphone of my Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000. Following this answer I managed to get it to work by choosing the correct ...
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Problem installing skype in Ubuntu 15.10

I am facing problem installing skype. First, I have downloaded latest skype version from the web and try with: sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb And I got this message: ...
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Skype shows most contacts as offline

Skype only shows that 2 people in my contacts list are online but when I check on my phone/computer it shows that a lot more are actually online. Also I think this is somehow related but when I open ...
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Error while installing Skype in Ubuntu 15.10

I was trying to install Skype in Ubuntu 15.10. However, I was getting below errors while installing SKype. yasir@adnan:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Skype CPU Usage High

When I use talking & screen sharing on Skype in Ubuntu-14.04 , my Skype CPU usage is higher than 100 percent.