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Bad sound on log-in to Skype

Every time I log in to Skype I hear a bad sound on top of the log-in sound. (I hear both bad sound and the log-in sound.) This problem has existed since I made the full install, (Skype is in my post-...
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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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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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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 Windows....
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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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delete skype history from windows account does not delete history from ubuntu account

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 version.. I would like to know where does the Skype chats are saved? I tried to delete chat history from Skype using How to clear Skype chat history? and could not succeed. ...
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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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Skype tray icon goes outside of tray when clicking “Workspace switcher”

Is that normal? Does it happen for everybody?
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Logitech c270 webcam and Skype

I have recently purchased the Logitech c270 webcam to use for Skype. The video works perfectly, but the mic is useless. I have changed the input to the mic on system settings and pulseaudio, and it ...
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Can Ubuntu/Linux machines be infected by the Shylock trojan?

I've heard of this trojan that can now spread through Skype. I use Skype regularly and also access my online banking account occasionally on my machine. Should I be worried? I also run ClamAV and a ...
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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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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 install Skype in Ubuntu 14.10? [duplicate]

I want to install Skype in Ubuntu 14.10. How do I do this?
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Getting error while install skype in ubuntu 14.04

I'm getting error while installing Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 OS. I've found a similar question here but solution not found. I have already installed MongoDB in my system. Error is like below: dpkg: ...
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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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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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Running 32bit program on 64bit ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

> proxychains skype > ProxyChains-3.1 (http://proxychains.sf.net) > ERROR: ld.so: object 'libproxychains.so.3' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored. ...
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skype 4.3 cannot connect to account on ubuntu 14.04 LTS [closed]

I have being using Skype for a long time on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. From this morning on, Skype simple cannot connect to my account anymore. That is my Skype version: Skype 4.3.0.37 © 2014 Skype ...
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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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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 showing in Unity panel [duplicate]

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch) version of Skype from the official Skype website, and yet when I launch it, I cannot see the little Skype icon in the Unity Panel as I have seen it on ...
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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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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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How to install Skype from “.tar.gz” in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I need to know how I can install skype-4.3.0.37.tar.bz2 in Ubuntu 14.04.
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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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I cannot install packages like skype or steam in Ubuntu 16.04

Whenever I try to install skype or steam from the software center they are not there. I went to the terminal to install skype and I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Can not access skype on ubuntu

I have installed skype on my laptop (Ubuntu) yesterday... It was working properly... Today morning I re-installed Ubuntu completely... Now it is creating trouble... When I am trying to login it ...
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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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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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Is Skype 4.2 still supported on Linux?

I am currently using Skype 4.2 but I cannot sign in to the Skype network. (Internet connection is OK and so is the password). And since I'm using Ubuntu without PulseAudio (it doesn't support my ...
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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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How can i export Skype Chat history to a text file or other readable file in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I want to be able to export my chat history so I can read it outside of Skype and save it permanently somewhere else. I have seen many suggestion about main.db file in skype directory but unable to ...
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skype crashes, also audio problems 13.10 [closed]

Ive always had problems with skype ususally with audio, trying to keep the usb headphones set correctly. Wha tive found is that when i see the Pulseaudio server in the audio list in Skype, and thats ...
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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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Skype unmet dependencies, can't install [duplicate]

I looked around a bit for some solutions first, but they didn't seem to work due to another issue. first of all, i freshly installed ubuntu 13.10 yesterday, did my updates and upgrades etc. so this ...