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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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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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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 ...
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How do I remove the Skype icon from the system panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I remove the Skype panel icon? I have been trying for some time to remove the Skype icon in the upper panel in Ubuntu 11.10, but to no avail. I have went into ...
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Skype making high pitched noises - Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with Skype in Ubuntu 13.10. When I try to make a call or when any application sound plays, my laptop starts making high pitched noises that won't stop until I quit Skype. Do you have ...
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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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I have problems to install Skype after a distro upgrade

I have numerous time updated the software center. Upgraded the system using sudo apt-get upgrade and also sudo apt-get update. Went through a lot of tutorials. Downloaded skype from there site. Tried ...
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How do I feed Skype a prerecorded video?

I would like to feed Skype (2.2.0.35) with a pre-recorded video. Anyone has done this? Please share your experience. I've compiled gstfakevideo, but it fails like this: alexk@z2:~/gstfakevideo$ ...
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How to use the webcam's microphone in Skype?

I'd like to use my camera's microfone to chat within skype. In my systemwide sound options, I have two entries in the Equipment tab: One Duplex for the Internal SoundCard and one input for the ...
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How can I fix the login error (P2P connect failed) on Skype?

When i try to login it takes about 2 to 4 minutes and after that it shows an error that says: P2P connect failed. Note that Skype was working with me yesterday. Thanks in advance
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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 4.3 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have recently started using Ubuntu and I think it's better than Windows. The only problem is Skype, whenever I have to do a group video call or group screen sharing I still have to revert to ...
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LD_PRELOAD fails with Skype [closed]

I'm trying to run Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, and getting a black void instead of my webcam input, when my webcam works with other applications such as Cheese. The traditional solution is to run ...
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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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Why Skype and fogger are not available in 12.10 software center?

Why neither Skype nor Fogger are available in 12.10 software center? Even after I enabled Canonical partners' sources in Software Sources. Edit: The Fogger is still not available via SC even though ...
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Skype not launching from menu but works from command line

when I launch skype from the launcher, it flashes then nothing happens. If I run it from command line it works. From command line I get these warnings however: skype:2018): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to ...
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Skype tray icon goes outside of tray when clicking “Workspace switcher”

Is that normal? Does it happen for everybody?
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Skype don't recognize HP Pavilion DMI webcam

I have bought myself a HP Pavilion DM1 to go traveling with, which has Ubuntu 14.04.1 on it, but now (a day before I leave for africa!) I realize the webcam isn't being recognized at all. I'm guessing ...
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How to upgrade skype from 4.2 to 4.3 [duplicate]

I installed skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb from the skype website, but when I start Skype, it is still 4.2, not 4.3. I've tried sudo apt-get remove skype, then installing it, but it didn't ...
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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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Skype Nofitication Icon on Gnome Session Fallback (12.04)

I have the Ubuntu 12.04.2 installed on my machine. I also have Skype 4.2.0.11 installed. Skype icon won't appear on the notification panel (upper right). I can't see a way to get it working. Anyone ...
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Skype Freezes Sporadically

I've been having the problem ever since I started using Skype on Ubuntu, some two years ago. I'm always thinking that they will fix it with the next update, but no. From time to time, it will randomly ...
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When using Skype all other audio is muted

As the title says, whenever I use Skype all other audio on my computer is muted. As well as that, if sound is playing from anything else and I try and make a Skype call, it won't let me.
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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 ...
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Skype Crashes after Installing Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 I have installed skype. But it crashes time to time. What can I do to solve this problem?
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Skype launcher icon not working

I had to do a fresh install of my OSs, and after downloading all the updates and going up to 12.10 (The disk I had was 12.04), I installed Skype, and it works fine... from the terminal, that is. I ...
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Problem installing skype on ubuntu 12.10 : Error in sound packages

I tried to install Skype on my ubuntu 12.10 via command line $ sudo apt-get install skype I received this error : The following packages have unmet dependencies: libasound2-plugins:i386 : Depends: ...
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Why a skype instance doesn't shut down?

I'm using 12.04 64 bits and Skype version 4.0.0.8 released yesterday ( http://blogs.skype.com/garage/2012/07/hotfix_for_multiple_skype_clie.html ). The problem is : I'm using Skype normally. No ...
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Skype not working

I downloaded the latest upgrade in May 2012, and as always, I experienced some issues. My Skype is no longer working. I've tried to uninstall and reinstall and it still locks up every time I try to ...
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Why doesn't Skype start?

I downloaded and installed Skype, but by clicking the icon it just does not start. What should I do?
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Make webcam work with skype [closed]

Got 11.10 recently and as usual wanted to make Skype video work by doing this http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/219 Well that used to work for my linux mint 11 installation but now it ...
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Can't launch Skype [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 and wow! I'm impressed! But unfortunately, when I install skype, I cannot launch it. Said to me that seem don't have paquet in my source? My desktop: Compact ...
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Skype prevents login because it believes another instance of Skype is already running

Skype 2.1 has been working in Ubuntu 10.10 but now stops me from logging in - it says there maybe another instance of Skype running. There is not, so I can't use Skype. I have changed passwords ...
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How do I remove Skype 4.3 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit)

I installed Skype on my nephew's new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, and now we've decided to remove it. But I'm not able to locate it in my Installed programs section of Ubuntu Software Center. I'm able to ...
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Skype sign in: Server Connect Failed

When I try signing in to skype , I get the message "Sign in Failed - Server Connect Failed". To resolve this issue I tried almost everything, from removing Skype completely to install Skype again and ...
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internet is not coming but skype is working

I am unable to connect to internet. All configuration are correct. whenever I start my system I need to do the following configuration. Log in to root, cd /etc nano resolve.conf then I write the ...
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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Can't hear anything through the speakers

I was going to have a skype call but I was unable to hear anything. Everything was working fine until now. Moreover, when I checked..I could not hear any songs, videos or any videos from youtube. Did ...
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Unable to install Skype on Ubuntu 10.04

I'm a 14 year old and absolutely useless at technology. I think its Ubuntu 10.04, and my brother showed me how to do it but he isn't very knowledgeable about my Netbook. So it got all the way up to ...
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How do I get video to unfreeze in (X)ubuntu 12.04 with Skype?

I implemented that last post - [Exec=bash -c 'LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype "$@"'] As specified in my /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop file, and as stated in ...
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Skype Video Call Not Working Ubuntu 11.10

Am having issue with Skype 2.2 (Beta), wherein am not able to make video calls on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit. Any solutions for having this issue fixed?
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Where to find/install libpulsecore-1.0.so? Pulse audio problem

My skype is crashing silently. I tried to follow advice here: What to do when Skype freezes silently? and here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11653257 But it suggests giving permission ...
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Pressing back space inputs characters

So recently I just installed Ubuntu 13.04, and I have serious problems with Skype. So first of all and that worries me most is that after some time I can't write in chats. For example, if I'm ...
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i have install skype but it's not launching

dpkg: considering removing skype-bin in favour of skype ... dpkg: no, cannot proceed with removal of skype-bin (--auto-deconfigure will help): skype depends on skype-bin skype-bin is to be removed. ...