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Microphone not working at all in Skype

I have been able to get the built-in microphone (it's an Acer laptop) to not only work, but work perfectly in Ubuntu's own Sound Recorder, but when starting up Skype, there's no sign of my microphone ...
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How can I use Skype in Ubuntu?

What are the options to install Skype in Ubuntu 11.04?
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skype crashes in ubuntu 12.04

I am using linux, in fact I started using ubuntu when I first met computers. If I remember it correctly, I am using ubuntu since 4.04. I also tried other linux versions. Skype worked perfectly fine ...
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Why can't Skype hear me?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, Skype can't seem to hear me any more. It's not that it transmits poor quality sound, it's just silence. I've tried the echo123 service many times, and there's ...
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Skype locking up, and microphone “lagging”

I've always had this problems with skype and pulseaudio on ubuntu. Whenever i start up skype, i have to call someone, then hang up 4-5 times, before the other person can hear my voice. When i, or the ...
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Webcam isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64(Lenovo G510, intel i5) but cheese is not working, nor skype. The first thing I did was sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` I then tried to ...
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Uninstalling skype

I installed skype on my ubuntu 12.10 computer, but after opening the program I discovered that I can't log in with facebook, witch is my skype account. so i'm trying to uninstall it. I followed this ...
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Skype is not using pulseaudio

After fresh installing 13.04 at my HP ProBook I can have sound only in one application at a time. When I use Skype, there's no sound in Clementine, SMPlayer, etc. I tried to reinstall ALSA and ...
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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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Microphone problem in Ubuntu 11.10

I am using both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 on a single system with the same hardware. While I'm making call through Gmail or Skype my voice is audible to others while I'm on Windows 7, but while I'm ...
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Skype EULA pops up at every startup

Everytime I boot my computer, Skype starts automatically after login. The problem is two fold: * it keeps asking me to accept the licence agreement * it keeps forgetting my password That's quite ...
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Asus K52F laptop web camera shows upside-down picture in Skype

How to fix upside-down picture produced by web camera in Asus K52F (1.3 Mpix, don't know the model) laptop (Intel i3 M350, Intel video, Ubuntu 10.10) ? Update: It seems ridiculous :) but the ...
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Why won't Skype install?

I have 64-bit 12.10 Ubuntu. I can't get Skype to install from the software center because it can't find the repositories. I can't install it from the website either. I tried checking the 64-bit Debian ...
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When will Skype 4.0 enter Ubuntu's repositories? [closed]

According to this link, Skype 4.0 is released. So when will it enter Ubuntu's repo, and will pidgin-skype still be able to call back Skype for to chat? Thanks for any further explanations!
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How do I install Skype in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find Skype in the Software Center? How can I install Skype on Oneiric?
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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: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol”

Upgraded to 11.10 and Skype is no longer working. I get the following error: skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol: _ZN5QFile3mapExxNS_14MemoryMapFlagsE Tried both downloading from ...
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Logitech USB Headset does not work correctly with Skype

How can I configure Skype to correctly use my Logitech USB Headset microphone? I use Skype 2.1(Beta) with the following USB Headset: input: Logitech Logitech USB Headset as ...
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How can my audio input always be the webcam microphone?

Each time I want to use Skype, I have to go in the sound preferences. And there, turn the audio-in to "webcam" and uncheck the "mute" button. It's quite annoying. Is there a way to always keep the ...
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Skype freeze when trying to realize a call

I've installed Skype and it appears to work fine right up until the point where I try to call someone. If I try to video call someone then the program freezes and I have to force quit. I've tried ...
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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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How do I start skype in the system tray?

I have skype version 4 is set as one of my startup programs. Whenever skype starts, it pops up in it's full window mode. I would preferably like it to start as just an icon in the system tray.
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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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Unable to do group video call and group screen share using Skype 4.3

For those who duplicated my previous question - Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu; am NOT asking how to install Skype for God's sake!! The question was rather - I already have Skype installed, the thing is there ...
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Skype does not save user configuration

On Ubuntu 10.10, I have recently started to experience this problem: For some reason Skype won't save any settings except "Sign in on startup". When Skype starts and tries to sign in it is ...
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Skype core dump

I got this issue after upgrading to 12.04 from 11.10: sometimes, it is not clear what trigger the problem, i start skype and I got this: :~$ skype Segmentation fault (core dumped) If I uninstall ...
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Skype not making incoming call sound

This happens only when I get a call. If someone calls me there is absolutely no sound at all. No "someone is calling me" sound. If I call someone I do hear the sound of calling (The cool skype calling ...
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Skype stops to send and receive chat messages after 10+ mins into the chat/login

I am using 11.10+unity. I use skype (version 2.2.0.35) for office communication. After sometime into the chat, the skype does not send or receive any chat messages. Although the chat is on, and other ...
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How to install skype on ubuntu 13.10 64-bit? [duplicate]

Since there is no skype package in default repo, how can I install skype in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy 64-bit ?
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Bluetooth headset connects, but provides no audio input option [duplicate]

I have a bluetooth headset that I would like to use with Skype. It used to work perfectly a few Ubuntu versions ago. Then one day it stopped working, and it seems there were kernel bugs or something. ...
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How do you zoom in and out while on a Skype call?

I am using a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 and Skype 2.2.0.25 and Ubuntu 11.04. I can not figure out how to zoom in and out during a video chat, although it is possible under windows using Logitech's ...
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How can I run two Skype accounts on the same Ubuntu?

It is possible if I use Windows. Can I do the same thing in Ubuntu ? In windows all I have to do is : In the Run window, enter the following command (include the quotes) and press OK: "C:\Program ...
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Skype chat opens full screen and I can't get off it

Skype was working perfect and then all of a sudden the chat box was full screen sized. Once you click on the Skype icon from the side bar it takes you straight to the full sized chat windows (By full ...
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Restoring the Skype contact window

If I close the Skype window, how do I get it back? Clicking the Skype icon on the launcher just tries to create a new Skype instance. The only way I can get it back is by killing it via the terminal ...
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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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How do i fix the weired skype Noises

How to fix the weird Skype noises on raring? (it sounds completly distorted I tried a guide from askubuntu.com so it ruined my pc so i reinstalled ubuntu but how do i fix the weird noises? here it ...
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Getting Google Talk/Skype to Work with Pulseaudio

Google Talk/Skype will not transmit my voice. My microphone works in sound recorder, and i can see levels moving when I check sound settings in gmail. How do I fix this
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Webcam upside down when using skype

When I use skype my video is upside down. But when I use Google hangouts or cheese it is fine. How do I fix this? I have tried many things and nothing ever has worked. My laptop is a Asus K53E.
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What is the difference between skype static and dynamic?

What is difference between skype static and dynamic? which package is the best for Ubuntu 12.04 on aspire one (d255e-mic issues). Static newest version - 2.2.0.99 Dynamic and .deb - -2.2.0.35 cheers
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Why do a lot of programs crash in segmentation fault?

For a few days, a lot of programs do not launch properly. This includes Skype, Oracle VM Virtualbox, Scilab, Boinc, LÖVE, OMG! Words! and a little Java program I downloaded from the web (RemoteDroid). ...
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Cannot install Skype due to dependency errors; dpkg doesn't install dependencies [closed]

I'm trying to install the newest Skype version (4.1) on my Linux. I have downloaded the skype-ubuntu-lucid_4.1.0.20-1_i386.deb package from the official Skype site. I removed all installed versions ...
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How to call a number from command-line with Skype?

I've seen several links suggesting it is possible to make a call from the command-line with skype. The instructions suggest something along the lines of: skype --callto:+14445551234 However, this ...
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Recording phone calls

Does anyone know how I can record audio from a VOIP phone call? I've tried to do it before, and all I get is my side of the conversation. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, Skype, and Sound Recorder.
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Unable to install Skype (“Unmet dependencies” error) [duplicate]

Trying to install skype on Ubuntu 12, I faced and issue. When I type: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype I get an error Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to adjust webcam image on Skype?

My Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 webcam works with Skype and Cheese, but the image is a little dark on Skype. I adjust it on Cheese but the changes don't reflect in Skype (I think this was expected ...
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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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How to install skype in xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit [duplicate]

I am trying to install skype in xubuntu 14.04 64bit from here. I tried ubuntu 10.04 32bit and ubuntu 12.04(multiarch). In xubuntu 14.04 64bit for both cases it is showing broken package message. Could ...
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Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Skype? I've lost my Skype application after upgrading to 12.04 LTS. I wanted to download it from Skype.com to reinstall, but they don't have a version ...
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Is it possible to have better Skype notifications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make Skype use notify-osd? In Ubuntu, I want to be notified in a customizable way when someone speaks in a Skype conversation (but not in group Chat 'channels'). ...
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Why does skype shut down by itself? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Skype 2.2.0.25 keeps going off So I installed the brand-new 11.04 and, of course, Skype beta 2.2. However, when I leave my computer idle for some time, Skype just shuts ...