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Skype and Steam won't load - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a newbie with Linux but have just installed a 32 bit version of Ubuntu onto a old laptop. Whenever I try to run steam I get this message in the terminal: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module ...
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How to bridge skype and empathy in ubuntu 14.04

Can some one help me to bridge between empathy and skype? I followed every post from here and google. But it's not working. There is no option for skype in gnome-account. I have installed ...
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Decrease skype icon in xubuntu tray

Hello I am using Xubuntu 14.04. And skype in my tray looks like this: In 13.10 icon looks well: Is it possible to decrease size of it? Thanks. Is this problem fixed in 14.10? Could someone ...
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How to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 13.10 (broken dependencies)

I'm sure this is a duplicate candidate, but I have looked at the answer for 64bit 12.10, but it doesn't seem to work for my 13.10 installation. I have enabled 32bit architecture, ie. sudo dpkg ...
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Adding Skype Chat in Thunderbird

I would like to set up Skype on my Thunderbird software. However I do not see any way to add Skype. This would be really useful and interesting, particularly for professional purposes. I know it is ...
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How to fix the sound in Skype after starting TeamSpeak 3?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64b. I installed Skype for Linux (4.1 from Skype site for Ubuntu 12.04 multiarch) and then installed TeamSpeak 3 (downloaded, extracted and run ts3client_linux_amd64) My ...
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Skype videocall upside down

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on an Asus k50fa. When I use the webcam on Skype the video is upside down and on cheese is working fine. The webcam is the one built in with the laptop.
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Skype incoming call problem

When I receive a video call from my contact and press the button to except there call, the skype dies. It end by itself. But when I call to my contact, it works fine. Also after 40 to 50 min, the ...
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Using Alt Codes in Skype?

In Skype 4.2.0.11 I can't seem to enter Alt Codes with my setup Compose Key that I enabled under Keyboard Layout, my Compose Key is setup to use Left Win key, but when I try to use it in Skype to type ...
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How to install lib32-libpulse on 64 bit Ubuntu system?

I have a problem with Skype. So I found that the solution to it is to install lib32-libpulse-4.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar library. I found that I should install ia32-libs. So I installed it without any ...
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Merging chat history from Windows to Linux (.db to .lock)

I want to merge my Skype chat history from a Windows version, which comes in a file called main.db inside my personal folders, with my main.lock file, found in my hidden Skype folders on my home ...
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Skype+Gnome 3 Answer directly in systray?

Is there a way (as the pidgin integration plugin) to answer directly to skype conversations via the systray ? Thanks.
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Why does Skype consume 100% CPU?

Skype (4.0.0.4) consumes on my Zenbook with 12.04 everytime I make a call 100% CPU. Does anybody know what to do?
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I'm a noob at ubuntu and linux need help

every time I try to update anything or install any program onto my computer like skype and simple things, I cannot find them like in the tutorials. I can see they have downloaded but I can not find ...
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Open image sent via Skype in the image tool directly?

Right now, Ubuntu does not support displaying images in Skype, but we see the link instead As we cannot change this, is there a way that I click on the link and the local image app opens instead of ...
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Ubuntu desktop issues/overall systematic issues

I have installed skype on my Ubuntu 14.04.2 version and after I restarted the computer the normal Login window popped up. After typing in the password the desktop was on but the sidebar was missing ...
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Webcam not working on Skype 14.04

My webcam does not work on Skype and I'm trying in vain to figure it out. In 'options' in the 'video-devices' my camera is working but when I call someone, I can't press the camera button nor does it ...
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skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol:

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit, skype used to work, but suddenly it stopped. Now when I try to execute through terminal I am getting this error: skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol: ...
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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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Problem with video after upgrade to 14.04

I upgrade my computer from 13.10 to 14.04. It is a 32 bits system with a Radeon HD6400 series. After upgrading skype crash when video is connected and VLC also crash when I try to play a video. On the ...
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How do I stop skype from auto-launching

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with cinnamon. When I login skype auto launches and I want to stop that. I looked in Startup Applications but cannot find it.
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Using skype 4.3 in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install and use Skype 4.3 in ubuntu 14.04 (I upgraded both recently). I kept gettign the "skype can't connect" error so I followed the instructions here to the letter: How to install ...
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Skype video freeze

Ubuntu 12.04 been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb if I ...
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Change skype text alignment when language changes

I know Skype for Linux isn't the same as Skype for Windows. In Windows, if I change the language to Hebrew, it changes the text alignment to "right to left" as it should and it's all fine. I recently ...
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Integrated Webcam Stopped Working Ubuntu 14.04

I've been on Ubuntu 14 for maybe 2 months. When I first installed it I was on unity until I switched to gnome, and then I removed unity, lightdm, and gnome and now I use i3wm. My built in webcam ...
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Problem in skype

I use Skype on my computer and when I try to call my friend so we can CoOp on MineCraft I have the problem of not being able to hear him and he is unable to hear me. I am using the Skype that is from ...
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Anyone know of a good IRC client that can transfer files and display images?

I'm sick of Skype 4.3 with it's slow speeds and major incompatibilities along with it's malicious reputation. I'd like to switch to an IRC, but XChat is just too plain in comparison... MIRC ...
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Asus K50I Webcam with image up side down on skype

I've Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus k50I laptop and as I try to test my video settings on Skype my image is upside down. I've searched some solutions. I've installed libv4l-0 , also libv4l-0:i386 and then ...
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High pitched voice in Skype when using external USB microphone

I am using Skype for Linux (v. 4.3.0.37) on Kubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When making a Skype test call and using an external USB connected microphone, I noticed that my own voice is very high pitched ...
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Skype stops opening default browser/file manager after Xubuntu update

After a Xubuntu update Skype stopped opening downloads in Thunar and opening urls in the default browser. I've set chromium to the default for xdg-open, which Skype uses to open other programs, and ...
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How to prevent Skype icon in launcher panel from spinning when new message is received?

I'm really irritated by the spinning of Skype icon when a new message is received. ( I am talking about this ) Is there a way to stop the spinning and leave just the default notification ...
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Skype libqtgui4:i386 error

When i try to install skype on my DELL Intel® Core™ i3-4005U CPU @ 1.70GHz 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 lts i get libqtgui4:i386 when i try to run installation. I tried installing it from terminal with sudo ...
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Skype video call does not work

In my Skype video settings I can see myself (not just a still), and also in cheese, but when attempting a Skype video call, I can only see a still of myself where the video should be. And there is ...
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Skype is crashing

I have ubuntu 14.04 and skype version is 4.03. Earlier skype was working fine on my machine but suddenly it started to crash. now as soon as i login on skype it starts normally but after 5 minutes it ...
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How can the outputs of sounds be set by command in PulseAudio?

I'm trying to automate the setup process needed to pipe the output of Festival speech synthesis into Skype for the purposes of allowing a person who cannot speak to have a synthetic voice on Skype. I ...
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wireless problem: skype works but web browser fails, router dashboard shows off-line

I had met with the same problem with winxp, the way to fix it is to preset DNS in TCP/IP network setting, which works extremely well. After I installed Ubuntu 14.04, this problem has plagued me since ...
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Running Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro error

So I am trying to install skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro and I am getting this error when I try to run it after its done installing: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
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ubuntu 12.04, on Dell E6530, specify dock microphone as default

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. When I use, say, skype with the internal microphone, everybody complains that I'm at the other end of a long tunnel. The dock microphone ...
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Microphone records desktop and not my voice

My mic records my desktop sounds, tried with skype test call. I want the mic to record my voice and not my sound output. I have a new ubuntu 15.04 installation and I want to know if this is a hard or ...
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Unable to upgrade/install Skype 4.3 - it automatically reverts to 4.2

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am trying to upgrade from Skype 4.2 to 4.3. Downloading the deb file doesn't seam to upgrade and same goes for Ubuntu repository. I tried every single solution ...
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Modify Skype's Contacts Contextual Menu

I did not come to the forum before googling my question, and I did my best to insure that my issue was not addressed here before I do it. Here is my question : Is it possible to change the order of ...
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How to forward calls to Skype through an Ubuntu system?

I want to use my iPod for phone conversations. Is it possible to receive cell phone calls by a netbook with SIM slot that is running Ubuntu and then forward it with Skype to my iPod? (Please don't ...
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Skype - 1 in/out jack

I've been trying to configure Skype 4.3 audio on elementary 0.2. I've updated kernel and played around with ALSA as described in various threads here. Uninstalled and reinstalled skype. That fixed all ...
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Is it possible to apply cheese effects to any application that uses webcam?

I want to record some live videos using Hangouts on Air, or have some fun on my Skype video calls, and I wanted to know if it is possible to apply Cheese's webcam effects to any application that tries ...
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Can't hear anything from Skype and nobody can hear me

I am using Skype version 4.3.0.37-1 on Ubuntu 14.10, and I am not able to hear anyone, and neither are they able to hear me through Skype. I had a look at the answer to this question, but it did not ...
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inconsistent recorded audio volume (Lubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo Ideapad G50-45)

I'm a Linux novice, I have a Lubuntu 14.10 installation on a newly bought Lenovo Ideapad G50-45. I managed to install everything myself on a computer that only had DOS, using lots of help from the ...
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Ethernet network is not working except for skype

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. It was working smoothly. I installed all additional software I needed. Now I am having trouble with my internet connection. My Ethernet link isn't working. I thought, the ...
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How to clear Skype chat history when already known solutions do not work?

I wish to clear my Skype chat history at the moment and I have read the answers here: How to clear Skype chat history? But none of them fix my problem. I have tried to clear the history from another ...
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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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How to adjust Skype webcam resolution

I have finally gotten my webcam (philips spc 300nc) working in Skype, and i thought i was all set. But the resolution is to low (176x144) so it zoomz in on the side of my face. I downloaded guvcview ...