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Noise suppression of incoming audio signal in skype by pulseaudio

I use Lubuntu and I have installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol already. I have managed to fix the problem with my microphone noise by launching Skype from terminal: PULSE_PROP="filter.want=echo-cancel" ...
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My microphone recording volume automatically changes

Whenever I do talk on Skype I can watch with alsamixer, how the setting: Internal reduces its volume. Sadly the volume goes so much down, that I get muted. I do have to constantly watch my recording ...
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How to get my webcam working on Skype?

My HP webcam doesn't work on Skype. I have Ubuntu version 14.01 and I don't really want to buy an external webcam. Can anybody please help?
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How to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04LTS?

When trying to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04 in order to install skype gives "error: Unknown option" dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture Type dpkg --help for help about installing and ...
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Logitech Webcam C270 sound to start slow

I have a Logitech C270 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 for use with Skype (4.3.0.37). The webcam video works flawlessly, but sound always needs about 5 minutes and/or a couple of other things to work. What I ...
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Skype camera not working

I have a 32-bit system and Ubuntu 14.04. My Skype camera isn't working. I've tried editing /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop and: starting skype with ...
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Skype 4.3 is not logging in on ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 recently. And I have installed Skype using this command in Terminal: sudo apt-get install skype But now when I try to sign into Skype I get the following error: You ...
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How to activate group chat in Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything seems normal but group chat not working. How to enable group chat skype 4.3? Thanks in advance
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I am unable to install skype on ubuntu 14.04

When trying to install skype using aptitude I get the following error : The following NEW packages will be installed: libaudio2:i386{a} libavahi-client3:i386{a} libavahi-common-data:i386{a} ...
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sudo apt-get install -f is not working [duplicate]

I tryed to install Skype and then this http://pastebin.com/e9VxKFwN Website works fine,I rebooted but it still does not work I also imported their certificate.Is there anything I can do? Here's the ...
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Group Chat of Skype in pidgin

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, Pidgin 2.10.9, Skype 4.3.0.37 and skype-pidgin 20130613+svn660+dfsg-1. I am able to do individual chats of skype on pidgin without issues. However, whenever a group chat is ...
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windows/mac users often cannot see that I added them to skype

So I add some Windows or Mac User to Skype, I can see his profile and image. There is also a "cloud with question mark" next to his name meaning that he did not add me back. I send users some ...
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audio problems with vlc

i've installed linux on my chromebook and then installed vlc player. but if i play any media file then pause and play again, the audio jumps back and forth a few seconds between the moment i paused ...
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Trying To Install Skype On Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I have a machine on Ubuntu 12.04LTS I was looking to install skype on this system. I've tried all the possible solutions from getting the file from the official site to using Terminal. I seemed to be ...
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Built-in Webcam not working on Ubuntu 14.04

my webcam on my ASUS N750JV-T4033H isn't working in Cheese or Skype. I'm not sure if it's getting recognized, on Skype it tells me that it found a USB2.0 UVC HD Wecam on /dev/video0 but my lsusb ...
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How to run an application on a sandbox? [duplicate]

I'm interested in running Skype on a sandbox. I don't want to use a virtual-machine however, since it's overkill just for a program. I don't need Skype's video or voice capabilities to work, chat ...
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install skype 4.3 but only 4.2 installs

so ive been trying everything to install 4.3, but whenever i install it, weather through gdebi, or the software center, it says its installing 4.3, but then when i open it only 4.2 is installed. i ...
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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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Can't get skype to run

I can't figure this out, under Ubuntu 14.04.1 I've had absolutly no problems. My Printer was fine and my Skype too. Now after I bought a newer PC with UBUNTU 14.04 on I'm just having hassles. Can ...
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Skype 4.3 video problem Ubuntu 14.04

i want to make an video call with my contacts but there is a problem I am not able to solve.. I followed this manual: First you will need to make sure you have libv4l-0 installed. If you ...
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Microphone Distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 when using skype

I successfully installed 14.04 and skype 4.3 I have a strange problem when recording the sound. Playback itself fully works. Analog mic (where you plug something in jack) does work too, I can hear ...
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Application windows do not pop up on Ubuntu 14

Since I installed Ubuntu 14, app windows do not pop up as they used to do before. For instance: When new skype messages are received, skype window do not pop up (even when configured to splash). Or ...
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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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Configure webcam

I see a garbled image when using my web cam using Cheese or Skype using uvcvideo kernel module. I am aware that this is a known bug, but does it have a solution yet? Links: Kernel modules with ...
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dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture [duplicate]

I tried to install skype using this tutorial https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype But I got troubles at the first step sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 When I wrote this, I got this message $ ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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Need Help I Keep Getting Internet Error Connection When Installing Via Software Center [duplicate]

I tried installing this following deb files via software center: skype,gimp and odesk team room application. But I keep on getting Internet Connection Error. But I can open my Internet on my Browser. ...
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Skype not staying signed in on Ubuntu 14.04

I have the most recent Skype version from the website and installed all fine. I have restarted/shutdown computer a few times and every time the system reboots I have to sign-in to Skype again. I am ...
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Launcher for Skype with webcam

I am a newbie on Linux distributions... I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I would like to create a launcher for skype with this particular command: bash -c ...
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Skype won't install on Ubuntu 14.10

It simply won't install... I've tried through Terminal, and Software Centre, and nothing is working.
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how do i get latest skype on my machine?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. and im trying to installe latest skype version. All the time it gets me 4.2 version and i cant connect to my account. I have read that some time ago 4.2 cannot conect. ...
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Skype Video is very dark in Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and facing issues with Skype Video calling. The Video is very dark for me and receiver almost it is 95% black. Previously I had windows on my laptop and there the skype ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Hangouts video upside down

I am using Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is ASUS A52F. The problem is that by default the webcam video is inverted everywhere (Skype, Hangouts). When launching ...
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skype: Depends: skype-bin but it is a virtual package? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I am following this link for installation of Skype. http://computernetworkingnotes.com/ubuntu-12-04-tips-and-tricks/how-to-install-skype-in-ubuntu.html But i am getting this error ...
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How do I update my software and updates?

When I try to update my Software and Updates i get this message, W:Failed to fetch http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/dists/precise/steam/i18n/Translation-en Error reading from server. Remote end ...
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Problems after installing Skype 4.3

just installed Skype 4.3 on my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5110) running Ubuntu 14.10 following all the instructions from every possible source but when I try to launch it absolutely nothing happens. ...
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Noob running xubuntu 14.04 and skype audio doesn't work

Pulseaudo recognizes my mike and headphone. I don't have any issues with listening to music or watching movies but skype just doesn't work at all. I downloaded the deb from the official website and ...
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Download and install Skype [duplicate]

I can't install Skype for Ubuntu 12.04. Downloaded from official Skype site, but cant install. All the time same mistake something about i386. What’s wrong?
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Skype menu scrolling after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded from Xubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Now always when I click the skype tray icon it opens a menu, but very tiny and with scroll areas to scroll within the menu up and down. This is quite annoying, ...
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Problem in Skype group chat version 4.3.0.37?

Ubuntu 14.04, Skype 4.3.0.37 When installed the Skype first it worked as expected 2 to 3 month. But for around last two weeks I can't see some group chats (see after 3 or 4 days) anymore. Have no ...
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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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microphone not workin on skype 4.3.0.37 with ubuntu 14.04.1

I've got a Lenovo B50-70 , it has Ubuntu 14.04.1 os . I downloaded skype but can't make the microphone work on it.I already tried most of the solutions I found on the web and nothing worked. Please ...
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Microphone not working?

I am new to ubuntu and have recently installed the latest version instead of windows. I installed skype and the microphne seemed to not be working... So I checked settings and the built in mic on my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 missing dependencies

I'm facing a problem trying to install a number of packages which include the following: Skype: i tried $ sudo apt-get install skype error : the following packages have unmet dependencies skype: ...
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can't find downloaded skype [closed]

I've downloaded skype onto my lubuntu machine (dell mini 1210). But I can't see it anywhere to run it. On ubuntu on a different machine the icon is visible but on lubuntu I've searched around but ...
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Webcam doesn't work on Skype

I want to have a video call with someone on skype and the video doesn't work. I have 4.3 Skype version. Some help.
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Skype requires sudo access to run?

Okay, so I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and from there upgraded to 14.10. My installation is 64bit. I have installed several other programs and all work fine. For some reason when I try to run ...
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Skype task bar notification in Lubuntu 14.04

How to enable Skype chat window flashing on new message in Lubuntu 14.04? When a new message arrives, only Skype notification (in lower right corner) appears, if a chat window is already opened ...
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skype fails to start or crashes in 14.04

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing using different methods on Stack Exchange but the result is always the same, Skype fails to start at all or, very occasionally crashes with an error "skype ...
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...