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Video freeze on Skype 4.3 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

I bought a new Dell XPS 13 pre-installed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (mentioning this in case the problem might be related to hardware rather than software). I am new to Linux and all is working fine, ...
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Why is Skype not available from Australian software repository? [closed]

I followed the instructions on How to install Skype 4.3? however I was unable to install Skype until I went into Software Sources and chose "Main Server". Is this going to be a common issue? I've ...
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Skype full screen video call with 2 side black bars. How to fill all the screen?

I have skype 4.3.0.37 (32bits) installed in my system xubuntu(amd64), my problem is when I recievied a video call and set to full screen mode the video doesn't fill all the screen, only verticaly and ...
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Tips to install skype on 64bit [duplicate]

Dicas para instalar skype no 64bits Gostaria de instalar o skype 64bits e inicializá-lo junto com o sistema. Além disto gostaria de deixar links para fazer ligações com atalhos visíveis com imagem ...
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Skype Camera not working in 15.04

my camera is not working in skype. I tried to use: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype which led to the following error message (skype started anyway): ERROR: ld.so: object ...
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Is it possible to detect the facial expressions during a video chat like skype, and show the smiley face with the same expression of the person?

what I meant was detect the facial expressions of user 1 and show the emoticons to user 2 instead of the face, with the same expressions of user 1 during a video chat through skype, face time etc. Its ...
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Cannot install Skype - broken packages

STORY: skype wasn't working properly, so i removed it to install it again. sudo apt-get remove skype sudo apt-get autoremove PROBLEM: when i sudo apt-get install skype it gives an broken ...
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how to limit skype bandwidth?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I need to limit skype bandwidth so I could solve problem with video calls. I have same problem with skype as guy from this link ...
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Skype: Very high ping while using webcam

I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I'm using Skype daily while working. The problem I'm facing is very high ping while my camera's video is open. Normally my ping is around 45ms while Skype ...
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Windows-like skype on ubuntu

Is there a way to launch windows-like skype on ubuntu? Official microsoft's client looks ugly, those 3 separate windows(i havent found how to unite them in one at least). Tried portable version+wine - ...
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when I open the Skype it only show left menu only. Not show icon top of the taskbar

when I open the Skype it only show left menu only. Not show icon top of the taskbar. No duplicated or any thing. If I click on the close button skype end. It not show on the right side. Now I ...
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system tray icon disappears while installing google chrome

Skype and network tray icon disappears after installing Google Chrome. sni-qt:i386 is already installed My doubt is libappindicator1 is getting uninstalled when Google Chrome is installed While ...
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Why does Skype 4.3 look so outdated (old) in Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit)?

I installed Skype using the guide found on the Ubuntu documentation: help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype Instead of getting the usual GUI I was used to see on Windows, I get this: with actually no ...
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Skype weird color theme

After I did a clean install of Skype 4.3 on my new Ubuntu 14.04LTS + XFCE4, I got skype looking "black and white" like that: Skype Black-And-White window I've never seen such Skype color theme ...
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Package managers cause kernel freeze?

I'm having this serious problem about package management. Whenever I try to install something (anything) it cause system to permanently freeze. It's worse than it looks, Ctrl+Alt+F1 not working and ...
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Ubuntu Skype Instant Message and Video Call

When I am on a video call and try to write something, video become minimized and I have to click on it again to see video. How can I write during a video call at the same time? My skype version is 4.3 ...
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Yeti USB Microphone not recognized in Audacity or Skype 14.10

cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.10" VERSION_ID="14.10" HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/" ...
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Can't install pulseaudio on lubuntu 14.04 (for no sound in skype)

This is not a duplicate, none of the solutions offered here could solve my problem. Basically, what happens is: ***@***:~$ sudo aptitude install pulseaudio [sudo] password for *** : The following ...
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Workaround for Skype group video call

I need to make a Skype video group call but it seems the Skype for linux just supports audio on those calls. I tried the Skype for web but apparently it doesn't support Ubuntu neither (for video ...
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Integrated Web Camera Driver Missing

I'm trying to set up my laptop's web camera and can't seem to figure out how. I've tried both with cheese and with Skype to open it and no luck. As far as I can tell it's a driver problem; the camera ...
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Skype won't connect on Vivid [duplicate]

I'm on (an upgraded) 64bit Ubuntu 15.04 and am using Skype 4.3.0.37. It had been working fine, but today I couldn't seem to login any more. The load circle keeps going round and round. Internet ...
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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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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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Can't open webpages while video chatting on Skype

As the title says I can't open any webpages during video chat on Skype. The webpages open just fine when I close the camera. To make it even more strange, everything works as intended while video ...
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How to install older skype version?

How to install older skype version? Group chats not working in ubuntu,but working in live, and windows current version.
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Skype incoming video restricted to 4:3 aspect ratio

Incoming Skype video calls to my Windows XP PC display in 16:9. Incoming Skype video calls to my Windows 8 PC display in 16:9. Incoming Skype video calls from the same source only display in 4:3 on my ...
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Errors with sudo apt-get update, starting with Skype installation

Ever since I installed Skype (or I think it is because of Skype), I've been getting errors with sudo apt-get update of the type in Errors with Installing Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I got to the conclusion ...
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webcam changes the color of video depending to the surrounding light conditions in a weird way

I am using Kubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Thinkpad T410 Whenever I am using video chat clients like Skype or Jitsi the video tends to change its colour depending on the sourrounding light. Outside with the ...
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Error with ttf-mscorefonts-installer when installing Skype on Ubuntu 14.04

I got this error after using one of the askubuntu articles to install skype on my ubuntu: Data files for some packages could not be downloaded The following packages requested additional data ...
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Errors with Installing Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I followed the instructions in How to install Skype 4.3?, and I ended up with these errors in my terminal: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to ...
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Uninstalling a program installed from the web [duplicate]

I followed the instructions in How to install Skype 4.3?, and I ended up with these errors in my terminal: W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/Release Unable to ...
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Skype 4.3: Ubuntu 15.04 64bit cannot install i386 library

uname -m returns x86_64 dpkg --print-foreign-architectures returns i386 dpkg --print-architecture returns amd64 sudo aptitude install skype-bin returns: Note: selecting "skype-bin:i386" instead of ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, cannot install skype

I tried proposed solutions found here: How do I install Skype? How to install Skype 4.3? and other places, but still no luck. My system was upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 and Skype worked fine. Once ...
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Skype-wrapper Ubuntu 15.04

I am trying to get to work skype-wrapper on Ubuntu 15.04x64. I followed this steps to install it on Ubuntu 15.04x64. But this don't help me. Can anyone help me with this problem? I'm trying to ...
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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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Skype not get dependency libQtNetwork.so.4

When I try to run skype command it gives me error skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtNetwork.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory located libQtNetwork.so.4 ...
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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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How to install Skype

I have downloaded Skype for Ubuntu from official website http://www.skype.com/en/ When I try to open it, file automatically running trough "Ubuntu Software Center". After clicking on install process ...
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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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Error to install skype on Ubuntu 14.04LTS [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and installing skype. I have gone through many forums but no luck! I am getting the following error skype: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared ...
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New Dell Inspiron 3451 system freezing (totally)

My new laptop keeps freezing after random amount of time (1 hour to 1 day). It seems to happen when playing videos (youtube) or skyping. As if it had something to do with graphics or wifi? I can only ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Skype 4.3 volume too low

The Skype volume on my internal speaker was fine for a while but suddenly went very low. It is still usable but only in a quite room. The only internal Skype sound settings is "sound devices" where ...
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Allowing multiple programmes to access /dev/video0 simultaneously?

I've just recently noticed that video from my webcam does not always work in a programme, so long as something else is accessing it. Let's explain this with some usage examples: I'm running uTox (a ...
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How to get skype window/indicator back

On Ubuntu 12.04 Older version of skype, I used to get indicator on top right and I could activate skype by clicking appropriate items. With newer skype version (4.3.0.37), I don't get ...
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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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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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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 Not installing in ubuntu 12.XX [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch) 64-bit. I need to install skype but not able to install. I get the error. Screen shot attached. Also how can i update to Ubuntu 14.XX - 64-bit?
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Why Skype doesn't let me log in via MS acc. on Ubuntu 14.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and loaded Skype from official site. Then went through some instructions on this site. It works only on my Skype account and when I try to log in via MS account ...