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

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V4l error with Skype webcam

I need to use v4l1compat.so with Skype. This used to work, but now running this: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so /usr/bin/skype produces this: ERROR: ld.so: object ...
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How to log in to Skype via command line

I am aware of how to install Skype via command line - by adding the Canonical Partner repo and using apt-get. However, how can I log in via the command line? There are two reasons I want to do this. ...
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Skype causes audio/video playback to speed up?

Recently I had a problem with audio and video playback speeds. The night before the issue everything played fine (on VLC, Youtube, etc.). The day after, the audio and video playback speeds were ...
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Skype crashes saying problem with audio capture

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E430. I have installed ubuntu gnome on it. I installed Skype 4.2.0.11 and it has never worked for me. Calling echo/sound testing service crashes saying problem with audio ...
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Start Skype call from terminal

is there a way to start a Skype call from the terminal? I have found skype4py, but it doesn't work on ubuntu 12.04. Is there a solution without downgrading?
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Can't find numeric keypad when calling support

Is it just me or there's no numeric keypad feature for the Ubuntu build of Skype 4.2? I'm trying to call a support which asks me to enter an extension. The solutions in the internet don't work. Any ...
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Chat window doesn't open when someone starts a chat

I've this annoying problem: when someone starts a skype chat with me, it doesn't open a window in front of me. It just puts a little triangle in the skype launcher - so most of the time I don't notice ...
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uninstalled deb file shows up on menu

running ubuntu cinnamon 64-bit 13.04 and having an issue I haven't faced before. I recently installed and uninstalled skype using their deb package, but the .deb file keeps popping up on my menu ...
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Does anyone know of a voicechanger that i can use with skype?

Does anyone know of a live voice changer that I can connect to Skype so that I can have some fun with my friends?
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Using motion and skype simultaneously on a single web cam

I use a web cam on /dev/video0 and vloopback.ko module to pass videostream from /dev/video1 to /dev/video2. When I run motion with video_pipe /dev/video1 option in its config file I can see the ...
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Can't see groups in Skype on Ubuntu

I am using Skype on Ubuntu but I do not see groups in which I am registered, all I see is the list of recent groups. How do I see the groups list like I used to see in Windows Skype.
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Weird problem in skype in Ubuntu 12.04

I can make an audio as well as a video call on skype only if I have initiated the call. But when someone else calls me, as soon as I click the accept button, skype crashes. I've installed skype4.2 ...
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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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my sound output is recognized as my sound input, how to fix it?

I have a big problem, yesterday skype worked, but today nothing works. When I do a skype test call I hear nothing, and when I call with another person they hear my music and themselves twice. So my ...
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Installing Skype on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

Here is what I tried: $ sudo apt-get install skype [sudo] password for umpirsky: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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Wrong locale alpha-numeric display in spite of locale settings?

I have just upgraded from Kubuntu 12.04 to 13.04, reassigning my former home partition to this new version. Though I live in Nepal, locale settings are set to show English. However, some applications ...
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Unable to open skype after installing in Ubuntu 13.04 x64

I have a Lenovo Z580 Laptop with Windows 8 & Ubuntu 13.04 (both x64) dual boot. I am unable to open skype, when i click the icon in search (no error/dialog_box shows up ).
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Skype, green screen, no microphone

I have issues with skype using my brand new System 76 Galago Ultrapro, running Ubuntu 13.04. I installed Skype through ubuntu software centre (after allowing Canonical partner stuff), but it won't ...
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how to make skype polycom device work in Ubuntu

I have skype polycom device, but when I use it in Ubuntu it doesn't work. Can anyone suggest how to make skype polycom device work in Ubuntu.
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internal micropone issues on Lenovo x230

I have a Lenovo x230 running Ubuntu 12.04.3 (and previously 12.04.2). I had been trying to use audacity to record audio from a stream on a website and ever since the internal mic has been ...
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SolvedAudio conflict, Skype and other applications [duplicate]

I noticed when I installed skype. That I have to quit music programs and games, in order to hear anything from it. And when I start games when in a convo, the sound from the game is gone. I've looked ...
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how did this made skype work?

I came across this solution here that worked for me, I want to know how did it work and what did it do? Could anybody please explain? Open the terminal and type: gksudo gedit ...
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apt-get install -f seems to purge too much

I've been trying to install skype to the 12.04 64bit. Installing ai32-libs doesnt work at all (something about held packages and none of recommendations hasn't helped). I've installed package ...
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skype desktop wrong resolution Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot find the solution, although I have searched here and Google. I had Skype on my HTPC for a short time in early 2012. At that time I had 10.04 running. I decided to uninstall Skype because the ...
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Errors in configuration after Skype installation: libqtgui4:i386,libtiff4:i386,libqt4-declarative:i386,libqtwebkit4:i386,

I am using the Ubuntu Precise (12.04 LTS). I have some errors in configuration after Skype (downloaded from the site of Skype) installation. At this moment I can't install nothing, even using ...
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Pulseaudio problems

I have been using Skype on Ubuntu for a while now, but I just started having this little problem with pulseaudio. Well it's not a big problem but I would like to get it fixed. The problem is when I go ...
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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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No clue how to download Skype onto Asus 1015e

I recently bought an Asus 1015e, but I have no idea how to correctly download Skype. Help!
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Can't make a video call with skype

I have installed skype (4.2) on my lubuntu and it is working just fine for text chat and voice calls. However, when i try to tap the video icon inside a call, it does nothing. The other side can not ...
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How to change browser to open links in Skype? [duplicate]

If I cliсk on link in Skype it opens in wine browser? (KDE, Ubuntu). How to change it to firefox?
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Can't hear anything through the speakers

I was going to have a skype call but I was unable to hear anything. Everything was working fine until now. Moreover, when I checked..I could not hear any songs, videos or any videos from youtube. Did ...
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Skype messages sent when I was offline not delivered immediately

I'm using Skype 4.2 on Ubuntu 13.04. If a contact sends me a message when I'm offline, I don't receive it the moment I'm back online. I only get them like 10-20 hours later (apparently, when this ...
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Skype [4.2.0.11] - black Video on KDE - 13.04 32bit

I have this strange issue with skype: using Unity and other DE ( lxde/E17 ) everything works fine using KDE/BE::Shell I have black screen in the video/webcam box ( also in option in video tab) I ...
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I have problems with skype

My question is, I am trying to make a video call and, 15 seconds after starting it, the web camera flash flashes and freezes the video that receives the other person my picture freezes Is there any ...
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Can not install skype on ubuntu 12.04. How to solve this error? [duplicate]

kithokit@09:39:03 ~ $ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean ...
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Ubuntu Touch Apps

Is there a "native" Skype, Facebook, Google Maps, Google Hangouts, eBook Reader Apps being developed for Ubuntu Touch? If yes, whats their status? And if no, why? Thank you!
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Skype video chat not working

Everytime I start a video chat, the GDM crashes. I happen to have SiS Graphics Card; and managed to the my video working only in VLC using http://ajoliveira.com/ajoliveira/uk/software/xorg.php by a ...
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Unable to install Skype in Ubunutu 12.04

I downloaded Skype for Ubuntu from here. I tried to install it with the command sudo dpkg -i skype-ubuntu-precise_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb but the installation failed. The following lines were displayed in ...
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How do I uninstall Skype? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 12.04, and recently installed Skype. Due to some issues with it, I want to uninstall it, but I don't know how. It doesn't appear in the Ubuntu Software Center, and I'm not sure ...
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How to record IM conversations [duplicate]

I wonder if there's any tool by which I can record my audio/video conversations in Skype or Google Talk! My Ubuntu version: 12.04 Skype version: 4.2.0.11 Google Talk Plugin: 4.2.1.0 Webcam: Logitech ...
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Why does apt-get install Skype easily while aptitude complains about MAJOR dependency errors?

I was trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, from the Canonical repositories. With apt-get it worked easily, while aptitude had a huge problem with dependencies and proposed a complicated solution. ...
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skype doesn't play or receive any video or sound - ubuntu 12.04

My sound works just fine (well not quite perfectly, since I don't get no sound output or input from the front). The camera also works, it all just doesn't want to work with Skype. As I said, I am ...
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in skype microphone is not working

my DELL microphone is not working with skype. i did following echo "options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dell" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf > /dev/null and reboot problem not ...
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Webcam upside down when using skype

When I use skype my video is upside down. But when I use Google hangouts or cheese it is fine. How do I fix this? I have tried many things and nothing ever has worked. My laptop is a Asus K53E.
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How can I get Skype Video working on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

I understand it requires, libv4l1 but I cannot get 32bit version for it, for some reason from apt-get. locate libv4l /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libv4l2_plugin.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l ...
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Why isn't skype video call working?

When I use skype 4.2 for ubuntu 12.04, there is a cross on the video sign making a video conference impossible to do. Ive tried everything, logging out, this code that doesn't work. ...
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Webcam issues… Puzzling

Since upgrading to 13.04, my webcam is no longer functioning in Skype. Audio still works, video does not. Issuing the lsusb command in a terminal shows: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1058:1100 Western ...
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Webcam not found on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

Using cheese/skype on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, my webcam is not found. My last (successfully) use of the webcam with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS dated back to two moths ago. The output of lsusb confirms that the ...
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Recording phone calls

Does anyone know how I can record audio from a VOIP phone call? I've tried to do it before, and all I get is my side of the conversation. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, Skype, and Sound Recorder.
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Skype installation warning about harm to computer

I wanted to install Skype for my Ubuntu studio. But there was a warning that this Type of File could harm my Computer. What should I do?