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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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Web cam does not work on Ubuntu 15.04

I have problem with my web cam, it works in Cheese but in any other app, like skype, google+ or simple web cam tester - nope .
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Google hangout not working in Google Chrome browser

I don't use Google hangout for any big purpose. But still I need to know how to use Google hangout in Ubuntu? I know that it is working well just with the browser. I got Google chrome browser ...
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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image - Take 2

I believe i have the same problem described in this question: Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image I have a Acer Aspire 5612WLMi with Lununtu 15.04 (Kernel 3.19.0-25-lowlatency), the relevant ...
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Skype Input captures Computer Output

So, I have this strange issue with my computer. Whenever I use Skype, Audacity, or any similar program I get this issue where it captures the Output from my computer, if I play Music or DotA or ...
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How to configure multiple skype chat windows in linux

How to position multiple Chat windows on linux at specified position. Suppose I chat with two users at a time. How do I specify the position of multiple window. and how do i grep that particular ...
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Skype 4.3.0.37-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 Periodically Freezes Ubuntu GNOME and Budgie Desktops

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 with GNOME 3.14.4-0ubuntu1 installed. Skype is version 4.3.0.37-0ubuntu0.12.04.1 From time to time, whenever I have a network change or network restart (which happens a ...
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Skype Breaks Pulse & Bumblebee, badly. Awesome. 15.04

Installing skype from the partner repositories. Try to start Skype. It fails. Search online. Find this person with the same error message: Error loading libGL.so.1 and ...
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how to reset ubuntu OS 15.04 to default?

I've recently intalled Ubuntu 15.04 but skype is not properly working (i'd tried https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SkypeTroubleshooting ) and all of sudden audio is in mute mode . Everytime i'll set ...
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Skype mic, camera

I don not work web camera in ubuntu 14. web camera MIcrosoft LifeCam VX-800 After instalation was working both video and mic, but after restart mic do not work!
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Skype's incoming connection port suddenly changed

I have done plenty of fresh installs etc, and my Skype port has always stayed the same, but suddenly today I noticed that it had changed to another port, so I went into the settings and changed it ...
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Anyone know of a good IRC client that can transfer files and display images?

I'm sick of Skype 4.3 with it's slow speeds and major incompatibilities along with it's malicious reputation. I'd like to switch to an IRC, but XChat is just too plain in comparison... MIRC ...
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Asus K50I Webcam with image up side down on skype

I've Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus k50I laptop and as I try to test my video settings on Skype my image is upside down. I've searched some solutions. I've installed libv4l-0 , also libv4l-0:i386 and then ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Modify Skype's Contacts Contextual Menu

I did not come to the forum before googling my question, and I did my best to insure that my issue was not addressed here before I do it. Here is my question : Is it possible to change the order of ...
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How to forward calls to Skype through an Ubuntu system?

I want to use my iPod for phone conversations. Is it possible to receive cell phone calls by a netbook with SIM slot that is running Ubuntu and then forward it with Skype to my iPod? (Please don't ...
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Skype - 1 in/out jack

I've been trying to configure Skype 4.3 audio on elementary 0.2. I've updated kernel and played around with ALSA as described in various threads here. Uninstalled and reinstalled skype. That fixed all ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Noise suppression of incoming audio signal in skype by pulseaudio

I use Lubuntu and I have installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol already. I have managed to fix the problem with my microphone noise by launching Skype from terminal: PULSE_PROP="filter.want=echo-cancel" ...
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How to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04LTS?

When trying to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04 in order to install skype gives "error: Unknown option" dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture Type dpkg --help for help about installing and ...
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Skype camera not working

I have a 32-bit system and Ubuntu 14.04. My Skype camera isn't working. I've tried editing /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop and: starting skype with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...