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Group video calling with 32 or 64 bit 12.04. Skype 4.2.0.13 Cannot send my video to group

I upgraded my skype account to premium to test group calling as I am unable to display my video on group calls using linux. Total failure so far. I can connect across my own network but cannot ...
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Sterio Mix in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've been wondering if in Ubuntu, I can "spoof" another microphone that is actually the Speakers and the Microphone fused together. My audio card supports this. What I mean is, for example, If i'm on ...
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unable to change 64bit architecture to 32 bit architecture while using dpkg command

i am using ubuntu 12.04 64 bit architecture. i want to install skype in order to do this first i need to convert 64 to 32 bit architecture.. so i type the command sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 ...
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How to change avatar in Skype?

I've installed Skype on my Ubuntu by doing this: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype I've ...
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Microphone Not working 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Turtle Beach Z1 Headset. The sound works perfectly only when I use the setting Analog Input 4.0, but the microphone won't show up on skype or anything I use. When I try to set it using skype, ...
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How to fix no sound with skype on linux?

I am using a Webcam C310 Analog Mono. I can visually see others on Skype and I can hear others on Skype, but nobody on Skype can hear me. Any suggestions to find the problem?
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Skype doesn't start on Ubuntu 12.04 x64

I'm working on Ubuntu 12.04 x64 and when I'm trying to run Skype there's following message in terminal: skype: error while loading shared libraries: libgstbase-0.10.so.0: cannot open shared object ...
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Unable to download skype

Each time I try to install Skype from Software Center, an error about archive management or this comes up.
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Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time?

Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time? I would like to use it simultaneously under Skype and under guvcview, but it can't do that. Thanks!
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How can I download skype?

i am using ubuntu 12.04 lts and i want to know from where can I download Skype for a 64 bit? does anyone gave the link or command line?
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Skype 4.2 with ubuntu 12.04 64bit not work fine

Hi i'm ubuntu n00b that have some problems. I have installed the last version of skype by apt-get. When i start a videocall, skype crash after two/two and half minutes I don't understand why it crash. ...
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Skype 4.2 webcam is green

I already install video4linux control panel and I already adjust the settings but the adjusted settings don't work for skype. The video was still green. How can I fix this? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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13.10: Skype closes after logging in

I need Skype for work but it's been almost impossible to install. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it countless times now. I must've tried every permutation possible of the instructions here. I've ...
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Asus x202e - Skype & Audio issues

My little Asus X202E has worked beautifully as a dual boot (Ubuntu 13.04 - 13.10 & Win8) machine. However, after nearly a year of owning it, I cannot seem to get some of the audio issues with it ...
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close skype port

I don't trust skype but as most of my friends use it I'm stuck with it. I read on some posts that skype doesn't require an opened listening port in order to function properly. When I do sudo netstat ...
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Do I need to add the ppa before update a software via terminal?

Before updating a software which canonical does not support for updates (like vlc, Skype), do I need to add the relevant ppa to the system before run "apt-get install packagename" or "apt-get --only ...
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Share an audio playback stream through a live audio (video) conversation like Skype

In conversations using Skype, I often want to share sound output (e.g. of a Youtube video) with other people I am talking with. So I am looking for a way to route the output to the recording input ...
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Skype unmet dependencies, can't install [duplicate]

I looked around a bit for some solutions first, but they didn't seem to work due to another issue. first of all, i freshly installed ubuntu 13.10 yesterday, did my updates and upgrades etc. so this ...
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Skype notification icon in gnome desktop not updating

Running Skype 4.2.0.13 gnome-desktop on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, 3.8.0-35-generic. My Skype status icon in the notification area is there, but is whited-out and never changes, regardless of my online ...
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Skype incoming call notification doesn't work

![enter image description here][1]I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and the Skype incoming call notification doesn't work. Skype works perfectly, but when there is an incoming call I hear nothing, which is very ...
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How can I turn off sound effects/alert notification while allowing Skype notifications to still work?

I have 13.10 with latest Skype from Ubuntu repository. I prefer to have have alert volume set to 0; however, have discovered that this will mute Skype notifications. How can I turn off sound ...
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Internet does not connect to anything other than skype and steam chat

My internet has been unable to connect to anything other than the skype chat system as well as the steam chat. Any connections through chrome return: Error code: ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED I've ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - 3.11.0-15-generic - Cannot Install Skype

Been trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 13.10 (3.11.0-15-generic), but with no success. Have tried: $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 $ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ ...
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Solutions for removing the Skype indicator in Panel on Ubuntu 12.04 don't work

My question is similar to this one, except that I have already tried those solutions with no success: I tried sudo apt-get remove sni-qt and it didn't work, also with sni-qt:i386. I also followed ...
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Video not found skype

I just install skype 4.2 and I have ubuntu 13.10 The button for video call is just not there. My webcam is working fine when outside of skype What can I do to make video call with skype?
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Skype wrapper installation error

When I try to install skype-wrapper in Ubuntu 13.10 I get the next errors (I have tried install python-skype and skype4py) : sudo apt-get install skype-wrapper Reading package lists... Done ...
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Skype 4.2.0.11 keeps restarting after quit

Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 keeps on starting up after I shut it off. If I'm not going to touch Skype after reboot it will not bother me, but just one start is enough to begin with never-ending loop of ...
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Transfer Skype history from Windows to Ubuntu

Is there any way to transfer my history from my Windows Skype app to Skype in Ubuntu?
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Certain programs won't open

Ubuntu fails to start the following applications: viz Skype Firefox Thunderbird Chrome When i try opening Mozilla Firefox or Thunderbird it says "Firefox is alresdy running, but not responding . ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Skype Issue

Hi there :) I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to figure out how it works :D I've installed Skype but I'm having issues with audio playback, microphone. Can please anyone help me ? Thanks Giuseppe.
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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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Is there any REAL Skype alternative where I can add my Skype friends (without asking them to join to a new app)?

I have installed Skype but, despite the recent updates, it still seems to have bugs. Anyway, I am looking for an alternative for it, and I saw from internet that there are plenty of Open Source ...
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Skype soundevices all of a sudden missing. Only pulse audio available!

I've been using my ubuntu 13.10 for some 7 days now and am pretty unhappy with it. I used it in the past and id proved much more stable. Programs are often crashing and this last thing with Skype ...
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Skype and problem with terminal

Recently, I have installed ubuntu 13.04, and updated it. I want to install skype. I search in "ubuntu software center" but I did not find anything. Therefore, I search on internet. I found out some ...
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Skype audio problem with 12.04

Logitech H800 wireless/bluetooth headset works ok with all apps except Skype! In Options/Audio there is no specific H800 bluetooth driver listed. The Logitech drivers that are listed do not work. ...
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Skype: Microphone only working for one Ubuntu user

I've had Problems with Skype for a bit, but managed to fix some of them (using Skype from the repos to make it work with Pulseaudio, fixing cracking sounds as described in ...
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What happened to Skype's wav files?

Skype has been working fine for a fair while, but has (in the last week or so) stopped making notification sounds. Normal audio for calls is fine, but the ringtone and other alerts are now not making ...
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Skype indicator still showing after removing sni-qt

I'm using skype-wrapper to get Skype into indicator-messages. But the default skype tray icon is still showing up - even after uninstalling sni-qt. And yes, I've relogged... (service lightdm ...
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How do I install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04? - solution found? [duplicate]

I am getting the following error message from the Ubuntu software centre when trying to install Skype for Linux on my Ubuntu 13.04 64 but system: Requires installation of untrusted package : ...
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Skype video upside down LD_PRELOAD [duplicate]

I got this error when I tried to load Skype with v4lcompat.so to solve my upside down problem. ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be ...
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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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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Can't hear the other person in skype but they can hear me

i downloaded from the skype website and installed through the software center. Am running 13.10
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“Problem with Audio Playback” on Skype

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit and from the beginning Skype is not working. When I press the Video Call button starts a call and shows me a warning that has problem with Audio Playback. I recently ...
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Best option for recording Minecraft Server play?

I am planning on doing some server minecraft screen recording just for fun, and so I've been looking around at what there is to offer. I know FRAPS won't work on Ubuntu and I'd rather not spend the ...
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Is a Skype account needed to talk via SIP?

I want to be able to use the voice chat abilities of Skype, but I'd rather not sign up for another online service, privacy and all that. So, I have been looking around and came across SIP, and would ...
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skype has a problem with audio playback [duplicate]

I know there are a few threads started on this question, but no one seems to be offering answers to them, so I thought I would try my luck. Skype is giving me the message "problem with audio ...
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Can't install Skype Ubuntu 13.10

Due to recent broken Nvidia updates (331.20) from xorg-edgers, I had to do fresh install of system, and I'm facing a problem with installing Skype. I'm running 64-bit version of Ubuntu 13.10, and a ...
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64bit packages being removed when installing Skype/Teamviewer

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 and when I try to install skype I get the expected message about missing dependencies and when i run sudo apt-get install -f I get this The following extra packages will be ...
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AMD driver conflicting with skype - what do?

I recently got a new graphics card, an AMD HD 7770. It works fine, but the graphics driver conflicts with skype, which i need for work. It seems the package at fault is libqtgui4:i386, which cannot ...