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

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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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Change skype tray icon

Skype version 4.2 comes with a low res 48x48 statusbar/tray icon. How can I change the icon to a higher resolution icon?
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Skype 4.2 freezes, force quits, and cannot re-start. Ubuntu 13.04

I have Skype 4.2 on Ubuntu 13.04. Sometimes, Skype randomly freezes. I have to Force Quit it. I try to re-start Skype, its icon on Unity blinks to indicate it's loading. But nothing happens. The ...
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Video doesn't work well in skype

My built in cam works fine in cheese. However in skype it doesn't show me at all. In test skype show myself view doesn't work either. How to solve this problem? Thanks!
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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What's the issue with one specific valid account in accessing skype?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I'm using Skype 4.3 for Linux. Whenever I log into skype with one valid specific account credentials the Skype window disappears after I log-in. To verify the issue, I ...
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Skype no sound on Kubuntu 13.10

I just performed a fresh install of Kubuntu 13.10 on my machine. Everything is working great except for Skype. I cannot get any form of audio playback in Skype. In the sound settings panel I get a ...
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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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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 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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Installing Skype on 12.04 64 bit causes errors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Unable to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu Fixing Broken Packages Hi there I am trying to install Skype through apt-get but I am having some trouble. The Skype package ...
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How can I automatically kill a process when it's memory use exceeds a specific limit?

Sometimes when i run skype it takes an enormous amount of memory so much in fact that i can't close it and everything just lags like CRAZY. But this is only sometimes is there a command that can ...
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Cannot install Adobe or Skype due to ia32-libs error

I don't usually post on such forums, but I finally gave up on figuring out what's going on here and I need some help. I need to install Adobe Reader. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise x64 on Intel ...
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integrated webcam issues lenovo t430u ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new user to Ubuntu. I have a fresh install of 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 with the gnome remix. The laptop is Lenovo thinkpad T430u. The issue is my integrated laptop webcam is not working with ...
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Where can I find an older Ubuntu version of Skype that still works with alsa?

Since version 4.3 of Skype, alsa is no longer supported in favour of pulseaudio. I need alsa because several USB webcams are known not to work with pulseaudio. Where can I download the last Ubuntu ...
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proper way to install skype x86-64 in ubuntu 12.04 after recent skype upgrade

i'm having problens installing or upgrading skype in ubuntu 12.04 x86-64 after recent skype upgrade. sudo apt-get install skype it says skype depends on skype-bin and I'm having held packages. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Lenovo G50-30 mic built in volume problem

my built in mic (the laptop is a lenovo g50-30) is too low and a bit distorted. I've tried it on skype and even in the audio settings the orange bars are pretty low. The mic is pre-amplificated above ...
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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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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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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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Installation of Skype for Ubuntu 14.04 x64 with Terminal

I'm new to Ubuntu and try to install the latest version of Skype from terminal windows. Can anybody help me please, How to do this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 not showing in Unity panel

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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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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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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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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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 ...